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Trying to summarize the last week with SAP TechEd Bangalore is not so easy. In fact, if this is your first trip to India, it is a very special experience that needs some time to digest and to describe. You hear a lot of stories about India, that women should not travel on their own, because it is dangerous and that cows are walking down busy roads. And to be honest, India has never been on my travel list before.
I saw cows. … and goats even next to the SAP TechEd Bangalore parking area. Capra could have made new friends there…

But I was so positively impressed about the Indian culture, people, food, and vibe, that I can see myself coming back again someday, for sure!

It was great to see so many people being interested in the SAP Community at SAP TechEd Bangalore. More than 1500 people registered to get to know more about how they can engage in the community and how they can start introducing themselves through the “what do you do” initiative run by Moshe Naveh.

Jerry Janda and Murali Shanmugham (SAP Mentor and SAP Community Citizenship Award Winner) did a great interview about why community matters where Murali shared some interesting insights from his perspective.

Jayakumar Indracanti got his Community superhero caricature drawing as one of the SAP Community Appreciation Award winners attending SAP TechEd Bangalore:

And Capra rocked the stage with the SAP Jam Band, which Caroleigh Deneen has predicted with her caption contest take two (congratulations Steve Rumsby on winning the contest!).

Moshe just held one networking session after the other (7 in total!) about empathy and community with 150 participants while Jerry and I were blessed by a SAP TechEd attendee with delicious sweets by her mom, which we thought was a really kind gesture!

Watch recap videos of day #1, day #2 and day #3 of SAP TechEd Bangalore if you want to listen to our experience onsite.

We had a great get together with the local SAP Mentors and the SAP Mentors Program Team, who all made us feel very welcome in India.

All in all, I’m very thankful for this experience and see a successful SAP TechEd Bangalore behind us where we met lots of nice Community members and SAP TechEd attendees which were all contributing to a great first experience in India, and at SAP TechEd Bangalore 2017. But the fun is not over, more will come at SAP TechEd Barcelona…

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