SAP Inside Track Wrocław 2019
Last Saturday we had our 5th SAP Inside Track in Wrocław and I could not be more happier about the results!
Kicking off sitWRO with Pawel Grzeskowiak – a partner in crime. We tried hard to stick to time in the agenda this year, which was a new concept judging by many empty chairs at 10am 😉
Because of the space restriction we had only 80 tickets, and this year they were all gone in less than 2 days. Unfortunately, we had almost 30 people on the waiting list 🙁 and we need to work on that next year, so no one interested in participation is left behind.
Among participants we had (sorry, if missed anyone… pls, correct me in comments):
- SAP Mentors: Kinga Moska and Morten Wittrock
- SAP Technology Ambassador: Karol Kalisz
- SAP Community Hero: Dominik Tylczyński
- SAP Developer Heroes: Jaroslaw Zdanowski (2015), Michal Korzen and Łukasz Pęgiel (2016), Kinga Moska (2017), Tomasz Wilk (2018)
- Bloggers from Poland: Paweł Wiejkut (blog), Marek Turczynski (blog), Waldemar Falinski (blog) and authors writing for https://SAPUsers.pl/: Grzegorz Malewski, Miga Przemyslaw, Paweł Pawlak, Maciej Suder, Piotr Krawiec
This year was special, because we joined forces with Polish SAP Users Group. Special thanks to Robert Bosch Sp. z o.o. for the sweet surprise during a coffee break.
But SITs are not meant to be a local event only. We had participants of Belarusian, Danish, German, Russian, Turkish (teşekkür Huseyin Dereli for coming from Istanbul!) and Ukrainian nationalities.
So what are the major ingredients
for a successful SAP Inside Track?
Here is my list based on 10 years of experience [yes, it is me on the picture from SIT Palo Alto 2010 organized by Mark Finnern].
…community folks passionate about sharing their knowledge
Thank you, Svea Becker, Dominik Tylczyński, Jaroslaw Zdanowski, Karol Kalisz, Aliaksandr Salenka, Waldemar Falinski, Bartosz Jarkowski, Maximilian Streifeneder, Grzegorz Strus, Tomasz Wilk, Anna Kieruzel, Jakub Stróżyk, Radoslaw Kotowicz, Marcin Słomka, Artur Jadwidzic, Grzegorz Malewski, Michal Korzen, Maciej Suder, Morten Wittrock, Łukasz Pęgiel (in order of presentations). You were totally freaking amazing! And that’s your Job One 🙂
Slawomir Bielecki, sorry you couldn’t join, but looking forward to your presentation at some other event.
Some of presenters already shared links to their session slides or recordings at the event page. And more is coming…
…open minded and ready to network
3/ Food and coffee…
…do not underestimate their importance
Except for Maximilian Streifeneder, who only drinks tea. So, have some tea ready. And vegan food. Maxi is vegan, and so might be others.
Last, but not least/ Supporters…
…as even our community still loves no-cost events and free swag
Thank you, Capgemini Wrocław and SAP Community (especially you, Svea Becker for joining in person), for financial and organisational support!!
Thank you, Espresso Tutorials, for sponsoring book prizes and free online trial! Joerg Siebert, too bad I haven’t convinced you or Martin to join us in Wrocław; but maybe next time.
Enriching SIT experience
SIT as an unconference is still primarily about putting your mouth to work: speaking, networking, eating. But it is important to enhance this experience by having following two activities to engage your hands too.
One way to give your hands some work is coding. And that’s why we had two CodeJams the day before:
- for software engineers: Cloud Application Programming Model with node.js – by my great colleagues DJ Adams and Maximilian Streifeneder,
- for data engineers: data pipelines modelling with SAP Data Hub – by truly yours.
Drink-up, biesiada, stammtisch… No matter how you call it, it is good for your hand to move some glasses while enjoying a company of fellow community members and chatting about all thing technology related… or not. No matter the number of people, no matter the place. Just have some fun 🙂
It’s been six years… and we are just starting!
Yes, it has been six years since my first attempt to organize SAP Inside Track in Poland. It failed the first time as only three persons signing up. But I am really proud to see where we got now – step by step – with SIT in Wrocław.
And I am even more proud to see more cities joining the movement:
- Warsaw‘s date has been announced: September 21. Thanks Former Member for the initiative, and I am glad you have Anne Johnson and Morten Wittrock by your side!
- At the end of the SIT we had a quick discussion with people from Poznań about having a SIT there next year. And we had a similar chat with Michal Krawczyk earlier. So, there is a good chance for that to happen.
See you next time at 6th sitWRO! In the meantime, join our local SAP Community Meetups (with 720 members and growing), if living in Wrocław or visiting our city often.
-Vitaliy (aka @Sygyzmundovych)
PS. The complete photo-story can be found here. Please share yours there as well.
It was a great and inspiring time, like always on #sitwro! Thank you very much guys, and see you soon 🙂 !
that was a fantastic event! Great people, interesting content, tasty food! Who could ask for anything more?
Thank you and Pawel Grzeskowiak for the effort to organize it !!
BTW. I don't count as a bloger? 😛
Spot on. I was thinking about bloggers based in Poland; sorry for forgetting about international blogging rock stars like yourself
Haha, well played Witalij Rudnicki 🙂
Nice recap, Vitaliy. It was indeed a really nice event.
It was fantastic and worth coming all the way!
Thanks to you and Pawel Grzeskowiak
Great summary, Vitaliy! @All SIT attendees or organizer: This kind of wrap up is easy to do. Just share your pics, write a few words about speaker, sessions and attendees and don't forget the links. That's it! I encourage everyone to do so, too 🙂
Thanks, Witalij Rudnicki for having me. I enjoyed sitWRO very much. I am more than convinced that SAP Inside Tracks are THE way to strengthen your network and build up new connections - even when you do not have technical knowledge like me it is worth attending. It was a pleasure being there and I hope to see some of you at our next SAP Inside Track somewhere around the world!
All the best,
P.S. Wroclaw is also a very nice and pretty city. Well worth a visit!!!
Tremendous job Witalij Rudnicki and Pawel Grzeskowiak!
Witalij Rudnicki , year after year you are the leading catalyst of SAP community in Poland ?
Thank you for having us in Wrocław again! 🙂
Greg, thanks for joining, and I am looking very much to #sitPOZ happening! Maybe next year?
I think that it is inevitable 🙂 Let me know if anyone has a venue proposition.
Vitaliy you are absolutely awesome! Keep up the top-notch work!
Looking forward to Warsaw – see you there! This community is one of the greatest factors of the SAP world, and I think it's just the right thing to have, specially with the tech future in our roadmap.
Thank you, Anne. Looking forward to #sitWAW!