Journey to #SAPTechEd
So this year, it started with a submission to a community talk. Last year I spoke about community reputation; this year I spoke about free things to move to S/4HANA. If you missed it I wrote a summary of what I spoke about here. Special thanks to Mynyna Chau for accepting my session.
Rehearsals for the session started the Saturday before. At first I thought this must be a typo. Meeting on Saturday? But it was real.
Was the lighting good? How about the camera? Did I stay in the center of the shot? I was fortunate to have Michelle Crapo interview me.
On Monday we have another check in. Same thing – lighting, camera, etc.
I received an email on Saturday from Thomas Grassl makes me think I need to rehearse more…do I? I ask Michelle on Monday if she wants to rehearse again with me on Tuesday, and she kindly agrees.
Fun Run – usually at SAP TechEd Las Vegas I miss this, as usually at 8:00 am that day I am in a hands on session that I don’t want to miss. This year thanks to SAP TechEd being virtual, I participate. So I take pictures every day of my early morning walks and as a result I get to participate in the Unofficial TechEd Fun Run. Below I see Santa on one of my “fun run” walks.
I was lucky to be selected by Svea Becker for a USA “Check-in”. Lena Stodal made it really easy. I didn’t worry about it and didn’t know the check in was to last only 7 minutes until right before Lena called on me. We discuss the food I miss in Las Vegas, but how the virtual opportunity gives me the chance to attend several workshop sessions.
I attend a SAP Data Warehouse Cloud workshop with the great Ingo Hilgefort . Someone asks him to play music, and I requested AC/DC. I think everyone liked it. We were half-way through our exercises, and the AC/DC music reminded me of an NFL game, where you’re on the 50 yard line and still have half-way to go to a “touch down”.
Then at 3:30 pm on Wednesday my session started. I am grateful to Michelle for the interview, Thomas Grassl for the nice lead in.
On Thursday I take a picture from another walk. My Santa picture appears in Svea’s recap on Thursday!
On the SAP Coffee Corner podcast, Matt Harding said he took the week off for SAP TechEd. Michelle tells me that she too took some time off. I didn’t consider doing this at all; plus I am in a Fiori boot camp in addition to regular work. So I don’t spend as much time as I’d like on SAP TechEd, but there are always the replays.
A big thank you to Michelle, Mynyna, Svea, Lena, Thomas and everyone else for a great SAP TechEd.