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Awesome people at SAP TechEd

Writing a non technical blog post is twice as hard as writing a tech. post πŸ™ πŸ™ . Kudos to all those people who write those wonderful stuff πŸ™‚Β  .Β  But I got some super secret advice from Nabheet Madan and here I am with this post πŸ˜›

So this was my second time attending the TechEd but this time it was more exiting and fun compared to the first. The main difference is that I met a lot of awesome folks there which made my experience at TechEd an awesome one πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

and now I decided to give a shout out blog post to all those people who made myTechEd a Fun Learning event πŸ˜€ <No Technical or Event updates>

My journey started a day early at the Influencers reception party, I am not one of them ;p but was lucky to get an invite thanks to Nabheet Madan and Katarina Nonhebel πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ It was an awesome party and I met some wonderful people over there. I had an awkward moment there when I spilled the beer ?? and I was not even drunk ???

So the first Community person that I met and who is a friend & a mentor thanks to SAP Community – “Connecting Tech Guys πŸ˜‰ ” is Nabheet Madan. He introduced me to the CAP world and now I am hooked to DJ Adams HandsOnDev videos πŸ˜›

Talking about CAP, I met some of our CAP Celebs there DJ Adams Maximilian StreifenederΒ Β Marius Obert

and I also met DJ Adams at multiple occasions at TechEd mostly at his sessions and Developer Garage (Too many people over there, so I had to skip dev. garage πŸ™ ) He was always warm and welcoming whenever he finds us(Nabheet, Gaurav, myself) at the event πŸ™‚ .

Quiz conducted by DJ Adams and Maximilian Streifeneder is probably the most crowded sessions πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ . Lucky, I attended them both:) But not lucky enough to win πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

There was a also a small fight at his session πŸ˜› – “Static Electricity VS DJ Adams” (at his functional programming session πŸ˜€ ) and DJ Adams with his mighty FP sword ended up as the winner πŸ˜›


Nabheet also introduced me some awesome community folks Gaurav Karkara Vijay Sharma and sachin nagal. I follow them by their blog posts and QA in the community. I attended a lot of sessionsΒ  with them in the next three days at teched. It was my pleasure meeting you guys.

(Myself, Nabheet, Sachin)

Then I met Krishna Kishor Kammaje whom I used to follow from a long time and still find his blog posts or answers whenever I search for my issue πŸ™‚ .Β  I also met him multiple times at TechEd and had a conversation with him about Fiori launchpad and plugins and ended up with so many questions and doubts πŸ˜› which I’ve to now explore πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ .

(Krishna, Myself, Gaurav, Vijay & nabheet)


Almost forgot!!, so practically the first person I met was Suhair, couldn’t find his community id. He, nabheet and I had some of our little adventures at TechEd where we were treated like VIP’s πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜›Β  It was really nice meeting you Suhair!!Β  I really enjoyed your demo on Intelligent Enterprise & RPA which gave a holistic view of SAP’s Intelligent Enterprise.


Now moving on to TechEd, next 3 days were busy attending sessions, coding & meeting people. There I met Sumit Kumar Kundu, The Fiori guy, I know from SAP Community via his blog posts and answers and also Mahesh Chandra VVNS . We even got some pics together! Nice meeting you two!!

(Mahesh, Sumit, Vijay & Myself)

There I met Vaibhav Maheshwari and his wife. Both are SAP Technical and attending session together πŸ™‚ . I follow his UI5/Fiori QA contributions in the community, always there is something new to learn from him !!.

Didn’t know he was attending and so it was a surprise for me to find him there πŸ™‚ Glad to meet you guys!!Β  BTW they won XBOX One at teched, amazing right!!Β  I had a photo with them as well.


So the next amazing person to meet was Kishore Gokara. Again I met him at several occasion at TechEd but sadly I didn’t take a pic with him πŸ™Β  …

Thanks to you I met some awesome people from Fiori elements teams, Saurabh Singh & Prasita Prabhakaran . Kishore and I had a very good discussion with them regarding the current Fiori Elements templates, Future ODataV4 Fiori elements(sap.fe) template , sap cards and OVP.Β  It was much better than the regular sessions that I’ve attended πŸ™‚

I got to meet Craig Cmehil at his session about community. I didn’t have any discussion with him, just a selfieΒ  πŸ™‚ but surely he left a lasting impression on everyone who attended the session about his “Ring Community Story” and with his quote => see the below pic πŸ™‚


venkata naresh kandukuru & Dhanasupriya Sidagam are amazing community folks that I got to meet at teched.

It was the last day and I look so much awkward and tired πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

I also met our November member of the month there. Sudip Ghosh, another amazing community member and contributer. It was nice meeting you Sudip!!


More fun was with my old colleagues & friends there at TechEd, pradeep , Sunil & Mahesh(another one). Mahesh had to stand near by lecture sessions most of the time as he was part of the organising team πŸ˜€ But we enjoyed there by talking about the old times at our first company “Yash Technologies” .Β  Β It was awesome meeting you guys!!!


I met many other amazing people over there, please comment If i missed any (I blame my poor memory ).

It was nice meeting you all and hope to meet you folks soon in the next TechEd πŸ˜‰




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      Author's profile photo Vijay Sharma
      Vijay Sharma

      Cool!! It was pleasure meeting you in person Mahesh... πŸ™‚

      Author's profile photo Craig Cmehil
      Craig Cmehil

      Was great meeting you and even greater reading about how well things went for you at the event!

      Author's profile photo Dhanasupriya Sidagam
      Dhanasupriya Sidagam

      Nice to meet you!! Mahesh Kumar Palavalli

      Author's profile photo Maheshchandra VVNS
      Maheshchandra VVNS

      Nice to meet you too Mahesh Kumar Palavalli, Had a good time with you all, Missed meeting Nabheet Madan though. By the way can you share the secret of writing non Technical Blog πŸ™‚

      Author's profile photo Mahesh Palavalli
      Mahesh Palavalli
      Blog Post Author

      ? it's ? ?

      Author's profile photo Nabheet Madan
      Nabheet Madan

      Mahesh Kumar Palavalli trust me you have written this blog post much better than mine, a true experience. The number of smileys in your post clearly highlights how you have enjoyed it!. It was my pleasure to spend those days with you, you are a true Rockstar. Keep up the great work.Mahesh Chandra VVNS yes man we missing meeting, but soon we will get a chance at one or another of our SAP Community event ?. Their is no secret this is our community, it is us who has to take care of it, learn from it, help the members, inspire and get inspired:)

      PS: All drunk people say this, nothing surprising you are also saying the same??. It was a great night.

      I had an awkward moment there when I spilled the beerΒ ??Β and I was not even drunkΒ ???


      Author's profile photo Mahesh Palavalli
      Mahesh Palavalli
      Blog Post Author

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      Author's profile photo Gaurav Karkara
      Gaurav Karkara

      Wow! Mahesh Kumar Palavalli ..Beautiful Post!!

      Meeting all you guys at TechEd was a great experience, have the feeling that this friendship is going to stay for long. Thanks for mentioning me and you are the one guy i look up to for any Fiori/UI5 related topics.

      Hope to see you soon!

      Author's profile photo Mahesh Palavalli
      Mahesh Palavalli
      Blog Post Author

      It will for sure and I love to meet you guys again soon πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Author's profile photo DJ Adams
      DJ Adams

      What a great post, nice one Mahesh. I'm really happy to see you had such a great experience, and it was a pleasure and honour to meet you in person.

      And yes, the mighty FP sword vanquishes all, even static electricity that was kindly provided (for free) via the A/V equipment plugged into my laptop πŸ™‚

      Author's profile photo Sumit Kumar Kundu
      Sumit Kumar Kundu

      Hi Mahesh Kumar Palavalli

      Really a pleasure it is to have met you and all other nice folks at teched. Really enjoyed it. Also thanks to Nabheet Madan for introducing us all to each other.

      Author's profile photo Sudip Ghosh
      Sudip Ghosh

      It was really pleasure to meet with you, And to be honest this blog looks great and it seems you are master in writing non-technical blogs.

      Author's profile photo Mahesh Palavalli
      Mahesh Palavalli
      Blog Post Author

      I thought of this as my first & last non tech blog post ? ? and then Nabheet Madan and you tagged me in the BIF ? ? ?

      Author's profile photo Sudip Ghosh
      Sudip Ghosh

      HAHAHAHA, Dont worry next year another interesting challenge will come and again you have to write lol πŸ˜›

      Author's profile photo Nabheet Madan
      Nabheet Madan

      Mahesh Kumar Palavalli trust me your non technical blog's are as good technical. Normally people(including me) would like to learn how you are enhancing your technical knowledge and thus incorporating the same in their life. So in a way you are inspiring people at the grassroot level!

      Author's profile photo venkata naresh kandukuru
      venkata naresh kandukuru

      Hello Mahesh....

      we used to follow your technical blogs... it was nice experience to meet and sharing thoughts.. This blog is very well articulatedΒ  Β πŸ˜‰