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Author's profile photo Nabheet Madan

My First #SAPTechEd Experience ->Awesome

So finally, I got to experience my first SAP TechEd, where I get to meet all my virtual Tech family?. It is very difficult to express my experience in words but still let me try.

Early Planning

As always, I was full on confused to plan my agenda and guess what who helped me…of course our community and my dear friend Srikant Peri (we also need to meet for once we haven’t met even once). All set, the D day was here

Day 0

I reached one day earlier and planned to attend the SAP Community Influencer party. I must say it was a great experience specially meeting all your virtual world DJ Adams, Maxi, Mahesh, Marius, Craig, Vitaliy, Katarina, Krishna, Svea Becker, Mynyna, Vijay, Gaurav….. forgive me if I forgot to mention anyone. Everyone was so warm and welcoming, I could feel the spirit of our SAP Community. The high point for me was meeting DJ Adams from whom we all have and continue to learn so many things?  Me and Mahesh(Fiori Element Baba) also met for the first time trust me this guy is super cool always helping in and outside the community. Day 0 ended on a pretty high note for me!

Day 1

I was pretty excited for this day, could be judged from the fact that I managed to sleep for 1-2 hours and was up early? .The day started with a great keynotes by Sindhu and Juergen Mueller. I have experienced it virtually in all these years, in person the experience was altogether different. It was amazing to see thousands of SAP consultants under one roof?.Once the keynotes were over it was time to checkout what all is where. Initially it took us (me, Mahesh and Gaurav) sometime to understand where what things are located.  I had planned to attend many sessions on this day but ended up doing all unplanned things thanks to my partners in crime Mahesh & Gaurav. We started with a great SAP Community session by Svea Becker and Mynyna about how to get started in the community at Theater 1. I am specifically mentioning about this Theater as for the rest of two days for me this was the place to be?. After that we attended an unplanned hands on session on S/4HANA Analytics which was great.  The day ended with band performance in the evening on a high note.

Day 2

Five important things stand out on day 2 for me

  • Craig‘s inspiring ring story how community helped him make one.

  • Virtual reality and AR booth which just blew my mind. It was awesome, sky is the limit.

  • DJ Adams full house session on functional programming all he needs is a chrome console?and Maxi and DJ Adams quiz it was just so refreshing and cool.

  • Demo Pod’s were just great, they have done beautiful things.
  • Last but not the least getting the SAP Champion shirt – Speechless no words to express


Day 3

I attended for half a day as had some official commitments. Three important thing which stood out for me were

  • Two Vitaliy session one around data and another around docker both were awesome

  • What is Gardener and its role in the bigger scheme of things!
  • Spending some quality time with our esteemed inspiring community members Mahesh and Sudip.

Key Takeaways for me to investigate further?

SAP Teched is an experience of a lifetime, it can not be expressed in mere words. On technical front I would like to dig further on below mentioned stuff which Theater 1 Triggered?

  1. OrientDB
  2. AutoML/Fabric
  3. Datahub
  4. Gardener

The most important takeaway being getting to meet so many people known/unknown and lifelong memories. I think SAP Developer Garage, Community theaters, Mini code jam the whole area around it altogether has a different aura and vibrations. It is a place where you can spend N number of hours.


All thanks to our SAP Community team for the pass, my company Movilitas for sponsoring my travels and last but not the least our great SAP Community members which made this experience memorable. Shout out to Mahesh and Gaurav for making this experience unforgettable.



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      Author's profile photo Vijay Sharma
      Vijay Sharma

      Awesome.. It was wonderful experience Bhai... Keep rocking!!

      Author's profile photo DJ Adams
      DJ Adams

      Thanks for a great summary, Nahbeet. It was a pleasure and an honour to finally meet you in person!

      Author's profile photo Gaurav Karkara
      Gaurav Karkara

      Very Nice Nabheet. Many more meetups and TechEds to attend together! Keep rocking Champion!!

      Author's profile photo Sachin Nagal
      Sachin Nagal

      Very nice sir..


      Author's profile photo Nabheet Madan
      Nabheet Madan
      Blog Post Author

      Sachin i forgot to mention you also played a great role in making this experience great thanks

      Author's profile photo Mahesh Palavalli
      Mahesh Palavalli

      You are one of the coolest person that I get to meet at teched and I am super glad to be part of the "Partners in crime" (Knowledge Thieves) 😛 😛 😀

      It was definitely a fun and learning experience with you guys which made it more memorable 🙂 🙂

      Author's profile photo Srikanth Peri
      Srikanth Peri

      Good post Nabheet. You literally brought all your tweets into this blog. Glad you had a great time there.

      Author's profile photo Svea Becker
      Svea Becker

      It was a pleasure meeting you and thanks so much for the summary of your first SAP TechEd experience. Keep on going 🙂

      Author's profile photo Craig Cmehil
      Craig Cmehil

      It was great meeting you finally in person and I‘m so happy that your first event went so well!

      Author's profile photo Maximilian Streifeneder
      Maximilian Streifeneder

      as all my colleagues have already said what I wanted to say….I just wanted to add: Java > JavaScript. ? (Don’t tell DJ Adams)

      Author's profile photo DJ Adams
      DJ Adams

      Oi! I saw that 😉

      Of course Java > JavaScript, Java is a lot more verbose, requires far more boilerplate (useless) code, and seems to delight in over complex and over complicated environments and configurations. So yes, in that sense, ">" is appropriate 😉

      /me runs away

      Author's profile photo Maximilian Streifeneder
      Maximilian Streifeneder

      I already knew it when i wrote >… ?

      Author's profile photo Marius Obert
      Marius Obert

      Awesome answer ?

      Author's profile photo Sudip Ghosh
      Sudip Ghosh

      I was waiting for your wrap, and i must say That's one of the Awesome Wrap has been putted as blog, It was my pleasure to meet and spend quality time with you and Mahesh . Because you both inspired me alot and  keep inspiring me, Lot of things i have learnt. Thank you so much for everything 🙂

      Author's profile photo Nabheet Madan
      Nabheet Madan
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks Sudip, keep up the great work man and keep inspiring the community!

      Author's profile photo Mynyna Chau
      Mynyna Chau

      Great to know that you liked the Community Talks a lot and want to dig further into what was presented there 🙂 It was a pleasure seeing you, Nabheet Madan !

      Author's profile photo Phil Cooley
      Phil Cooley

      Great recap Nabheet Madan and pity I could not meet you in person...this time! I'm sure there will be a time in the future and it will be super cool! It was very nice reading through this and made me think again about my own experiences in LV - great SAP Community friends, great Twitter friends, great content and overall wonderful experience. Thanks for sharing!!!!

      Author's profile photo Nabheet Madan
      Nabheet Madan
      Blog Post Author

      ThanksPhil Cooley one day we will soon:). Keep going keep inspiring us!