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Author's profile photo Jerry Janda

A Hero’s Welcome

The SAP Community has spoken!

During the summer, we invited members to nominate peers for our Hero Programs: the Developer Heroes and the newly launched Community Heroes.

We had a solid group of candidates, and while we couldn’t grant the hero award to all nominees, those who received a nomination should keep in mind that their contributions did draw the attention of someone who appreciates what they do — which is an achievement in and of itself. (On a personal note, then, I’d like to thank Sergio Guerrero for the shout-out during the nomination process. )

As noted in the original post, our plan was to name the heroes during SAP TechEd 2018 Las Vegas — and so here we are! Please join me in congratulating the following…

Community Heroes

Developer Heroes

In addition to the recognition from this blog post, we are saluting our heroes by giving them special hero badges (visible in the reputation section of their profiles). And at each SAP TechEd event, we’ll be hanging banners with their pictures, to celebrate their accomplishments. So if you’re at one of the those shows, and you see a face that you saw on the banner, and you have one of those “Hey, that person looks familiar” moments, go up and introduce yourself. You may find yourself talking to one of the heroes.

And if it turns out to be a case of mistaken identity, then worst-case scenario, you make a new community connection. Which might just put you on the path to herohood for next year.

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      Author's profile photo Bharath B N
      Bharath B N

      Congratulations to SAP Community and Developer Heroes !!!!  

      Author's profile photo Michelle Crapo
      Michelle Crapo

      Congratulations!   We need Heroes!


      Author's profile photo Matt Fraser
      Matt Fraser

      Why is it that now the Tina Turner song We Don't Need Another Hero (from Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome) is running through my head? Oops! 😉

      Author's profile photo Michelle Crapo
      Michelle Crapo

      🙂 But we do.    Holding out for a Hero by Bonnie Tyler is floating through my head.

      Author's profile photo Jerry Janda
      Jerry Janda
      Blog Post Author

      While I'm a huge Mad Max fan, Bonnie Tyler's song was the one running through my mind as I wrote this piece. ('sides, we /do/ need another hero. Can never have enough. Sorry, Tina.)

      Author's profile photo Matt Fraser
      Matt Fraser

      I took a look through Tina Turner's lyrics to see if I could twist it into something meaningful in this context, something along the lines of "we don't need another hero, because we are all our own heroes..." but, alas, the song is very movie-specific and doesn't seem to really have any deeper meaning. In fact, it's quite dark.

      Author's profile photo Jerry Janda
      Jerry Janda
      Blog Post Author

      It does mention Thunderdome by name...which kinda feels like my job some days, so maybe there is a connection. 🙂

      Author's profile photo Jude Bradley
      Jude Bradley

      Congrats Matt,

      Well deserved.

      Author's profile photo Matt Fraser
      Matt Fraser

      Thank you!

      Author's profile photo Vincent Weiss
      Vincent Weiss

      Thank you.


      And if you want to catch me in real life, I will be at SAP TechEd Barcelona and at SAP Inside Track NL (and next year again at others near The Netherlands). 🙂

      Author's profile photo Emanuele Ricci
      Emanuele Ricci

      Congrats guys!

      Are the badges retroactive? I would love to also have the "SAP Developer Hero 2017" to show in my profile 😛

      Author's profile photo Vincent Weiss
      Vincent Weiss

      Thank you. Yeah you deserve it retroactive definitely. ?

      It’s that you mentioned it, but I missed that Badge part. And the Badge missed my “active” profile, ended up on my previous company profile, with my precious nickname, which can’t be changed :'(
      (Former Member) <-- And can't be linked :')

      Author's profile photo Caroleigh Deneen
      Caroleigh Deneen

      Vincent, I can help. I have uploaded the badge to the vfweissd profile, you should see it there now. It will be removed from the vfweiss profile tomorrow. Congratulations!

      Author's profile photo Vincent Weiss
      Vincent Weiss

      Thank you Caroleigh Deneen . Sorry for all the confusing nickname garble. Hope to be able to fix it one day. 🙂

      Author's profile photo Caroleigh Deneen
      Caroleigh Deneen

      Hi, Something to look forward to... I will be uploading badges for the 2017 and 2016 developer heroes on Friday.

      Author's profile photo Sergio Guerrero
      Sergio Guerrero

      congrats to all the new dev heroes... from a recipient in 2015! welcome to the family

      Author's profile photo Jakob Marius Kjær
      Jakob Marius Kjær

      Thanks for the nomination and award. I'm truly honoured, just trying to do my part to give back to this great community

      Author's profile photo Praveen Tirumareddy
      Praveen Tirumareddy


      Congratulations !!

      Author's profile photo Kamlesh Kumar Arya
      Kamlesh Kumar Arya

      Congratulations to SAP Community and Developer Heroes !!!

      Special congratulations to Jelena & Phil !! Many things to learn from you.



      Author's profile photo Matthew Billingham
      Matthew Billingham

      Once again, I'm missing TechEd. Maybe next year.

      Author's profile photo Phil Cooley
      Phil Cooley

      Thankyou very much, I am really honoured to receive this award. I am truly thankful to be part of this great community and it only makes me more determined to try and assist in as many areas as possible! Thanks for the badge as well! Looks cool!

      Author's profile photo Jelena Perfiljeva
      Jelena Perfiljeva

      Thank you and congratulations to the winners!

      I've tried to "catch" as many as I could at TechEd in Vegas. Most are here but the rest is spread out all over my tweets, sorry! If anyone is interested in the picture files of better quality that Twitter allows - send me an email (address in the profile somewhere).


      Author's profile photo Matt Fraser
      Matt Fraser

      Thanks for the shout-out, Jerry, and what an honor (and surprise!) to be listed alongside such luminaries (I think I've used this word twice today; I'd better work on expanding my vocabulary). Honestly, I don't think I've done much to deserve this, or at least not nearly as much as some of the others here. To the rest of you, congratulations!

      And, I hope to meet as many of you as possible in Barcelona in a few weeks!


      Author's profile photo Juan Reyes
      Juan Reyes

      So many familiar names, each an expert and a legend.


      Author's profile photo Prasath Elumalai
      Prasath Elumalai

      Congratulation to ALL winners,

      Experts family member's identified.



      Prasath E

      Author's profile photo Raphael Pacheco
      Raphael Pacheco

      Thanks (especially Lucia Subatin) for nomination. I'm happy to have been chosen and hope to continue to be able to contribute in this awesome community.

      Author's profile photo Jose Antonio Martinez
      Jose Antonio Martinez

      Congratulations Raphael 🙂

      Author's profile photo Raphael Pacheco
      Raphael Pacheco

      Thanks Jose Antonio Martinez 😉

      Author's profile photo Fausto Motter
      Fausto Motter

      Thank you and congrats to the winners!!!