SAP TechEd 2021: That’s a Wrap! What’s Next?
I still can’t believe SAP TechEd 2021 is over. For the past couple of months, it was all I could think about, dream about even. To build on what Josh Bentley so eloquently wrote, I would GET to be a Channel 1 host again. I would GET to host the pre-show. I would GET to do these things accompanied by amazing people. People I am lucky enough to call my colleagues and with whom I will hopefully continue to do amazing, exciting “stuff” with. Shout out to all of them: Rui Nogueira, Cecily Sorenson, Orla Cullen, Juliane Krampe, Kevin Muessig, Thomas Grassl, Mynyna Chau, Mamikee Kanneh, Lena Stodal, Karsten Hohage and bobblehead Josh 😉
As we mentioned multiple times on Channel 1: TechEd lasts 48hs (+1 if you watched the pre-show 😊), but YOUR learning journey continues. How?
- Content available on-demand
You can already find Channel 1 replays on the SAP TechEd YouTube channel. Session replays are available on the event platform (registered attendees only, additional replays will be added throughout the next few weeks)
Get in-depth details on the updates and innovations shared during SAP TechEd. As Oliver says, it’s your one-stop show for all things TechEd!
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I can’t say this enough – SAP TechEd is for YOU! All the interactive elements that we were able to include this year was one of my highlights. But the conversation does not have to stop, because Channel 1 is off the air. Join the community and interact with us, with SAP Mentors, SAP Champions and other members of the community.
Try out SAP BTP using the free tier service plans. All the info you need is in this excellent blog post by Riley Rainey: https://blogs.sap.com/2021/11/16/btp-free-trial-to-free-tier-its-a-good-time-to-switch/
Share Your Feedback
One thing I learned quickly at SAP is that “after TechEd is before TechEd”. Which means I am already thinking about what’s going to happen in 2022. And while SAP TechEd 2021 is still fresh (hopefully) in your minds, I’d like to ask for feedback, ideas, wishes, do & don’ts. For example, I can’t imagine a TechEd without a Developer Keynote. What do want to see at SAP TechEd 2022? Leave your comments down below!
Cecilia Huergo you and Rui Nogueira did an amazing job on channel 1, as usual. Thank you for your guidance in the Q&A post keynote with me.
Perhaps in the Coffee Corner you can share your banana bread / muffin recipe.
I still need to watch the replays I missed.
As for the "DO" list:
Keep the hands on workshops - they were great
Keep the replays going; also keep on Youtube - as sometimes it was easier to watch that
Keep Devtoberfest - I think that builds energy to SAP TechEd
It was great to see Rich Heilman in the keynote both days; Jon Reed said it best on a podcast yesterday that it builds credibility to see those respected in the community (like Rich and Thomas Jung ) included in the keynotes. I couldn't agree more with Jon.
For the future, I hope there is a better way to manage the "wait" list for the hands on workshops; I wasn't impacted, but I could see in my workshop(s) that not everyone who registered was there.
I am *hoping* to get to more of the replays soon.
Thank you for a great SAP TechEd.
Thanks for the feedback Tammy! All excellent points! I agree with your entire "Do" list. The waitlist for workshops is definitely high on the list as something to improve. I'm happy to keep you posted on any updates and maybe bounce back some ideas.
And I just added my recipe for banana bread muffins... excellent idea 🙂
Another great virtual event this year and the months of hard work and preparation really showed.
For me, personally, work and family commitments limited my engagement this year. The thing about being physically present at an event is that it is easier to be mentally present too. At home there are too many distractions.
The keynotes were 3am local time for me, so I haven't seen either yet.
An onsite-only event is intense & mind-expanding for a select few. An online-only event is accessible to all but lacks something in terms of engagement IMHO.
Is there a way to get the best of both?
That is an excellent point Mike! I think we can all agree that it's hard to be 100% engaged in a virtual setup. Adding to the wish list 🙂