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Blog It Forward – Conor Harkin

Hi there,

I have been nominated for Blog It Forward by Eoin Hurley BIF. We both started in SAP around the same time and although we work in different areas (Eoin in SD, myself in SRM), we see each other regularly both inside and outside of work.

If you want to get more details on the Blog It Forward Challenge, check out more info here: Blog It Forward Community Challenge.


My name is Conor Harkin. I am 30 years old and hail from Roscommon Town, Roscommon. I attended university in NUI Galway, where I studied Business Information Systems. As part of our final year exams, each student is part of a group who undertake a project. Our group were selected as winners of the “Best Final year Project” which was sponsored by SAP. This led to me meeting with Tom Bentley from HR and my eventual job application. I started work in SRM in October 2011 and am still working in this area today.

Fun fact about my country/myself

For a country of its size, Ireland has a pretty impressive array of Summer festivals. Many of these only began in the mid noughties but are internationally renowned. They include Body & Soul, Forbidden Fruit and Longitude. However, the jewel in the crown is undoubtedly Electric Picnic.

Started in 2004 as a 1 day event, the festival expanded to 2, and then 3 days. It is held every year on the grounds of Stradbally Hall in Co. Laois. It is described as being a boutique music and arts festival, and has received international acclaim since its inception. Rolling Stone magazine described it as “one of the best festivals we’ve ever been to”. It has also been called Ireland’s version of Glastonbury. In recognition of its success and growing popularity, It was voted Best Medium-Sized European Festival at the 2010 European Festival Awards




Definitely worth checking out if you enjoy the arts. Every kind of music is covered – rock, pop, indie, hip hop, traditional ,folk, electro, house, techno and celtic mysticism.

Check out the homepage here.

Questions asked by Eoin
What was the most fun project you ever participated in and why?

The LEAN @ Prodcut Support project. You get to use lego robots.

What is your personal life dream?

To become a well respected, if not renowned, musician.

What is your professional life dream?

To be happy and successful in my job and become moderately wealthy.

Blogging It Forward

I’d like to blog it forward to the following people:

Adam Kavanagh

Declan Bolger
Declan Curley

Raymond Moynihan

Angel Ruiz Castillo

Robin McGee

Oscar Diaz

Siobhan Evans

I would be happy if they could answer the following questions:

If you were 20 again, what would you study?

If you were not in your current position, what/where would you be and why?
What would you do if you won €50 on an All Cash card?

I hope you enjoyed my BIF! Feel free to comment or ask me any questions you’d like in the comments below!

Please remember to follow the Blog It Forward Chain in order to be updated when the people you “Blog It Forward” to post the links to their “Blog It Forward” blogs.

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      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Smashing blog

      Author's profile photo Susan Keohan
      Susan Keohan

      Hi Conor,

      It's good to see so many new people taking up the BIF Challenge!  Moshe Naveh must be so proud!

      I had no idea about the Electric Picnic festival - it sounds like a lot of fun.

      If you could be a Super-hero, which one would you be, and why?

      I always tell my sons I'd want to be Superman, and they tell me that's ridiculous, I should want to be a Jedi (they might have a point).


      Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas
      Tammy Powlas

      I need to learn more about the electric picnic too - maybe export it to the US ? 🙂

      Good to see so many BIF's

      Author's profile photo Declan Curley
      Declan Curley

      Rock 'n' Roll  !!

      Author's profile photo Jason Boggans
      Jason Boggans

      Love the Blog Conor. Good luck on being the next Bono 😏

      Author's profile photo Moshe Naveh
      Moshe Naveh

      Oh my! This looks extra cool!

      Author's profile photo Sally Redmond
      Sally Redmond

      ok this makes up my mind for me about wanting to go to electric picnic! nice blog Conor 🙂

      Author's profile photo Angel Ruiz Castillo
      Angel Ruiz Castillo

      Super cool Connor!!

      Author's profile photo Marian O'Connell
      Marian O'Connell

      Nice blog Conor!