For the past few years, members of the SCN community and other SAP TechEd attendees gathered during our annual SAP Technical Education event to participate in an evening activity focused on rather untechnical topics. The themes ranged from workshops on:
- Design thinking
- Inclusion Embracing Inclusion with Design Thinking event story
- Failure FAILfaire at TechEd blr 2013 – it is not easy to fail!
Not your usual developer fare, but some folks found these special events to be instructive,enriching and entertaining as you can see if you click into some of the links associated with the themes.
The Best Evening Event That Didn’t Happen
Two years ago, in Madrid, Europe’s day of anti-austerity strikes and protests derailed our planned Empathy Evening Event and some of our loyal community members held an impromptu guerilla-style special evening in our hotel lobby to talk about ….well… the importance of empathy in software development, business and life.
(note: Bill McDermott’s new book Winners Dream , newly published, devotes an entire segment to the theme of Empathy so we must have been on to something back then!)
What Happened in Vegas Stayed on the Lower Level of the Conference Floor
My own SAP TechEd && d-code experience in Vegas this year was a very positive one and I think I’m not alone in this. The feel of the event was “unconference” style and even more notable was that there was a great deal of dynamic doing, making, networking, engaging, active learning, and active participation. We had an evening event, and we are most grateful to the Data Geeks who generously sponsored and hosted the event:
SAP Lumira DataGeek Viz-a-Thon with Doctors Without Borders – A Great Success!
While it was by all accounts a great success, it was a bit removed from the public view…..
Our Evening Event IS Happening in Berlin on the Show Floor ….in the Afternoon
So it is with great pleasure that I can share the news of another Data Viz-a-thon in Berlin.
This time the event will take place on the main showroom floor launched with an inspirational introduction by Megan McGuire, an Epidemiologist and
Director of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)’s eHealth Unit
Technology For Social Good- An Invitation
Join us in helping solve real business challenges for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in a fun filled show floor event with learning, prizes, and an inspiring business case. We’ll see who can create the best DataViz insights using SAP Lumira with MSF data. Come show us your DataViz skills by competing, or simply to learn some new tricks. Join us in this highly participatory event and help solve real business analytics challenges with Doctors Without Borders and our SAP Lumira Experts.
When: 3:30-6:30 PM Wednesday, November 12, 2014 during SAP TechEd && d-code Berlin
Where: Theater 3, Show Floor Introduction – Then at 4:00 pm break into teams and go to City Cube Level 1 for Viz-a-Thon