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This was my 3rd consecutive year in Teched. Each year was special for me. My first time in Teched was memorable in it’s own ways- Jam packed; an opportunity I over used for learning. 2nd attendance in Teched was as a Topic Leader- On stage presence with SAP Mentors and other topic leaders. And 3rd time as Speaker and Topic Leader.

This time it was more like a guest in the event; High recognition within the delegates as a speaker, and the discussions with key people like Jeanne , Malin and Marilyn were around future of SCN.

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I have found few familiar faces while delivering my sessions. A smile in their faces confirms that they also knows me. Being active in SCN resulted in some familiarity within the developer community. Giving sessions to familiar people was a cake-walk.

Another attractive activity was Teched Live Studio Interview- I hope I have made my presence well with other topic leaders in the Teched live interview on the topic “Addicted to SCN“. I believe that our discussion would definitely attract the newbies to become active in SCN for their career success and to become more passionate on SAP’s technologies.

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What was the SAD part?

Yes, there was a very sad part in Teched – Marilyn is retiring from SAP. This news came to me before Teched after reading her blog How Do You Measure a Decade in the Life of a Community Manager? There are many people in the SAP community who are very much influenced by SCN. SCN has created passion in me towards SAP’s technologies and that is my success. At this moment I don’t have any big words to say to Marilyn – Thank you for everything you did.

Just after her Teched live interview we have given a small surprise tribute to Marilyn by singing a community song. Hope she will be in touch with the community even she retires. We love you Marilyn!!

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  1. Marilyn Pratt

    How wonderful to return home and read this blog! Yes acknowledgment is deeply satisfying as I experienced myself in Bangalore. And those who were honored with recognition as topic leaders deserved it. To those who are topic leaders and were present at the event but didn’t get the recognition -do drop us a line. Caroleigh Deneen really wanted to make sure each and everyone of you was properly honored. I understood there were a few oversights which we would like to correct. Thanks!

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  2. Jelena Perfiljeva

    Good blog. There have been different opinions on the subject, but personally I enjoy the blogs about events that share people feelings and what occurs outside of the official agenda. By the way, if anyone is interested, here is the ‘Addicted to SCN’ video link.

    P.S. I’m on the 2nd pound of ice cream still mourning Marilyn’s departure. 😥

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