Prasath Elumalai tagged me to participate in the #BlogItForward sequel – which, ironically, was the community initiative that I started just two days ago. You can find the original blog here. It might be worth bookmarking, as I suspect (HOPE!) we will get lots of activity for the new #BIF.
In my original #BIF blog I talked a little about my childhood and how I got started with SAP.
Not much has changed that information in the past 7 years, although I do embrace some newer technologies (Hello, ABAP in Eclipse) and am preparing for an upgrade to S/4.
So if you feel like walk down memory lane, feel free to check it out!
Well, actually some stuff has happened… I was honored to be invited to speak at a MasteringSAP Technologies conference in Sydney. Absolutely amazing, and I loved everything – seeing old/new friends in the SAP world, seeing part of a country I had only dreamed of, and being hosted so graciously by the MasteringSAP team and a man I feel lucky to call my friend, Graham Robinson .
Here is one interesting shot from that trip:
No, that is not Graham 😉
I also had the chance to visit one of my sons while he was studying abroad in Germany. I did not allow enough time to see all the people I wanted to see, like Peter Langner (to name just one). But I did get to see Heidelberg and Cologne and the Christmas Markets.
And I’ve been to several ASUG Annual Conferences, and several TechEds – and been so fortunate to be able to spend time with so many people in real life at these events.
I do watch my Twitter feed a little jealously when I see that there are SAP Stammtissh’s (https://twitter.com/SapStammtisch) and SAP Inside Tracks going on around the world. For some unfathomable reason, there are no events like this (casual, grassroots, local) in my area.
So here is my wish, which I’ll have to grow into fruition. Next year (2020) there will be either a Stammtisch or an SAP Inside Track in the Boston area.
If you live in or around Boston, DM me, and let’s get this going!
I am tagging Katarina Nonhebel and Frederic Girod in this #BIF. Although I know Kati is on vacation, that means when she’s available, she will have the most amazing food pics :-). And Frederic has found one of the places where the fun happens on the SAP Community, The Coffee Corner, so I’d like to learn more about him!
My questions to you are:
- Are you an introvert or an extrovert? Please explain how you know.
- Android or Apple?
- Would you be interested in working with me to set up a Stammtisch in Boston? 😉
- Besides Coffee Corner, what is your favorite space on SAP Community?
Thanks for reading, friends.