By now, I hope you’ve registered for SAP TechEd, an online event with hundreds of sessions and lots of free, valuable content — including plenty of presentations from your SAP community. If not, you should definitely go sign up now.
All set? Great! As I announced back in September, we opened up SAP TechEd to virtual Community Talks: 20-minute conversations where a community member interviews another community member about his or her experiences. In short, these talks are by the community, for the community and great additions to the content tracks of today’s most relevant tech topics featured at SAP TechEd!
I’m happy to report that we have eight Community Talks planned for next week — as well as one special panel. Just about all of them feature community members who are also part of Influencer Programs (both SAP Champions and SAP Mentors), so you know you’ll be getting information from some of our most active, respected contributors.
I highly recommend you add all of the following live sessions to your SAP TechEd schedule.
Tuesday, December 8
- 9:15 p.m. CET: Learning a New Skill Isn’t As Hard As It Used to Be
SAP Champion Tudor Riscutia will interview SAP Champion Michelle Crapo about this topic. (Replay will air Wednesday, December 9, at 2:15 a.m. CET.)
Wednesday, December 9
- 8:00 a.m. CET: Transitioning from ABAP Programmer to Developer
Developer Advocate Maximilian Streifeneder will interview SAP Champion Nabheet Madan. about this topic (Replay will air same day at 1:00 p.m. CET.)
- 8:30 a.m. CET: Set Talent into Motion with Emotion
I’ll be interviewing Dominik Ley about this topic. (Replay will air same day at 1:30 p.m. CET.) Note that this talk is a perfect complement to all of the virtual mindfulness sessions that will also occur during SAP TechEd online. You’ll want to check those out as well!
- 11:00 a.m. CET: Hitting a Moving Target: How to Keep Your SAP Skills Up-to-Date
SAP Champion Douglas Cezar Küchler will interview Mike Doyle about this topic.
- 7:00 p.m. CET: Running SAP Data Warehouse Cloud in a Live Environment
SAP Champion Nil Peksen will interview SAP Mentor Ronald Kronijenburg, Xavier Hacking, and Tim Koster about this topic. (Replay will air Thursday, December 10, at 12:00 a.m. CET.)
- 7:30 p.m. CET: Insights from Women in the Tech Sector
SAP Champion Susan Keohan will lead this panel, featuring three other SAP Champions: Michelle Crapo, Marina Pontjakova, and Nil Peksen. (Replay will air Thursday, December 10, at 12:30 a.m.)
- 9:30 p.m. CET: Free Tools to Support a Move to SAP S/4HANA
SAP Champion Michelle Crapo will interview SAP Mentor Tammy Powlas about this topic. (Replay will air on Thursday, December 10, at 2:30 a.m. CET.)
Thursday, December 10
- 8:30 a.m. CET: Exploring the Cloud Integration Technology Stack: Practical Techniques
SAP Champion Phil Cooley will interview Vadim Klimov about this topic. (Replay will air on the same day at 12:30 pm CET.)
- 10:40 a.m. CET: Simplify Cloud Integration in an IDE with Gradle Plugins
SAP Champion Marina Pontjakova will interview SAP Mentor Daniel Graversen about this topic.
These Community Talks will take place in Channel 1 of SAP TechEd. We’ll have plenty of additional great content coming out of Channel 1, and I’ll also be on-site in a studio with other colleagues, where we’ll be broadcasting on Channel 1 as well. Not quite the same as meeting in-person at past SAP TechEd events, but make sure to share your opinions about the Community Talks on Twitter by using the hashtags #SAPCommunity and #SAPTechEd. You can also join the conversation on Discord. Even as you’ll be watching us on Channel 1, we’ll be watching your comments — and we look forward to connecting virtually next week!