What a month! We have completed two of the three TechEd events this season. I always have my head in cloud tech, but on the way out to Vegas I got to these great clouds:
I call TechEd a season since it’s like summer or winter. It could also be holiday season like Christmas, New Year’s, or some other reason to celebrate. That’s how I view TechEd. SAP TechEd is a very, very special thing to me. From my days in the SAP Global IT department behind the scenes setting up the event, to the time when I interviewed for a new role in pre-sales from the hallways of the Venetian convention center. Then I was in pre-sales working TechEd as an SAP Mobile Expert! And now here we are, NOW, I am part of the SAP Developer Relations team as a Developer Advocate. I’m getting ready to showcase our Developer Garage in Bangalore and I can’t wait!
Did I mention I also dyed my beard SAP blue in honor of TechEd and it turned out pretty great. I will be doing it again for Bangalore and hope everyone who wants a selfie with me can come by the booth just like my colleague Kevin Muessig did.
In my current role as a Developer Advocate I have the pleasure of chatting about all things AWS. Amazon Web Services is not only a large partner for SAP internally and externally. For our customers, AWS is a leading provider of all things you need to be a successful developer with their large offering of Cloud Computing tools. While at Las Vegas and Barcelona I was overwhelmed by the amazing questions and complex business problems our customers are thinking about. When it comes to the cloud, SAP and our S4/HANA in the cloud on AWS was by far the most common subject.
“How do I get there?”
“What have other customers done?”
“Why is AWS the best choice?”
All of these discussions, plus topics like Machine Learning, Internet of Things, and of course my new favorite, Alexa virtual assistant skills were discussed.
Here is a pic of our AWS colleagues hosting a great demo in Vegas:
And here is a great group shot with our Community guru Craig Cmehil , me and some AWS folks, as well as friends from Google Cloud (we all work together for our customer’s success):
More on all these topics in the months to come, but I want to bring the subject back to the topic of mobile.
We have our Mobile Maestro program that we launched late last year.
Read more about it here.
I want to highlight two members of the SAP Community that got their Mobile Maestro badge this week: Alexandre Giguere and Sriram Sreepathi. Well done and congratulations to them! Now I have a call to action for all of those involved in the SAP Community. Join me in writing a blog post with mobile tags like SAP Mobile, SDK for iOS, SDK for Android, and other tags that relate to your experience extending and building apps with SAP Cloud Platform and our mobile technologies. In addition, did you know that besides writing several blog posts to earn a Mobile Maestro badge you can answer multiple questions on the mobile topic in the SAP Community? Let’s get as many new Mobile Maestro badges awarded as possible for 2019!
So please be active this quarter, and beyond, to help make our community the strongest repository of SAP knowledge available. I am proud to know you all, and humbled by the attention you give me each time you read or watch the content I create. We look forward to announcing all the new Mobile Maestros for 2019 in early 2020 and I hope to see a lot of you on that list!
Happy building my friends and look out for the guy with the #bluebeard