My name is Cody Duston and I am a senior at Grand Valley State University majoring in management information systems and accounting. At Grand Valley State University we have a fantastic ERP program that I am very proud to be apart of which uses SAP to teach students about the many aspects of ERP systems. Being a student that is also a part of University Alliances, attending TechEdd && d-code was a very thrilling experience for me.
Being able to watch the key note speaker, Steve Lucas, was of great interest to me. He was an incredible speaker and was able to draw the crowds interest into the cool new things SAP and it’s partners are doing. Steve Lucas brought up many different people who represented their respective companies and had them show the new advances they made while working with SAP. It was very interesting to see how many companies are working together with SAP in so many different ways, to come up with innovated new ways to solve difficult, complex problems.
As I am a student, being able to attend this conference was a fantastic experience for me and it really opened my mind to the many wonderful opportunities there are in the working world with utilizing SAP. I was able to talk to many professionals in the field and had many fruitful conversations (that often lead to the exchange of business cards). Not only was I able to talk to professionals, but I even had the chance to meet many SAP mentors (thanks to my professor Simha Magal)! I wanted to thank SAP and University Alliances for allowing me to attend such a well put together conference.