SAP Community Event badges – what’s new in 2022
A new year often brings changes, new innovations, or other news and so it is for the SAP Community Event badges for community driven events. I am excited to share a completely new concept of event badges in SAP Community. With this new approach we would like to encourage you to make your event like SAP Inside Track, SAP Stammtisch, SAP TechNight or any other event initiated by you, more transparent and to get the best out of it. But let me explain more: From 2022 we shift the priorities to all roles you can potentially have at an event. So it doesn’t matter anymore, which event you have organized, at which event you have been a volunteer, a speaker or even an attendee. Yes, also attendees will get badges for attending a community driven event in 2022. Isn’t this great news?
Let me first introduce and show you the new badges – we are going to have four different badges from now on – no matter if it’s a physical, a virtual or a hybrid meeting:
To earn one of these badges, we have defined some prerequisites, which you can find in the table below.
|Event Organizer 2022||Community member organizes a community event. The Event Organizer must also publish a blog post about the event (either an announcement or summary post).|
|Event Volunteer 2022||Community member supports an event with smaller tasks like time keeping or helping online/on site. The Event Organizer must submit the list of volunteers (SAP Community profile names to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org).|
|Event Speaker 2022||Community member speaks at a community event. The Speaker must publish a blog post related to the event (either a summary of the whole event or about the topic which has been presented).|
|Event Attendee 2022||Community member attends a community event. The Event Organizer is responsible for providing attendee list (SAP Community profile names to be sent to email@example.com).|
Another requirement for getting a badge assigned is a public & active, authentic & completed profile with a profile image, and the About me section in SAP Community, as well as a completion of minimum one SAP Community tutorial (for example when writing a blog post, you have already finalized the Tour the SAP Community tutorial).
Now you might ask yourself what happens when I speak at several events? Or have attended multiple ones? We have the solution for you 😊 The more active you are the more badges you will earn! As with our other missions, we want to award you when continue to organize/volunteer for/speak at/attend events. Therefore, we have created various progression badges for the different roles. This is what they look like, including the progression steps:
1 star = 5 events
3 stars = 15 events
4 stars = 20 events
Example: If you attended one event, you get the Event Attendee 2022 badge. If you attend up to 5 events, you get the Event Attendee badge with one star. If you attend up to 10 events, you get the Event Attendee badge with two stars, etc.
On top of these badges, you are also getting the Event Remaker badge which we designed the first time in 2020 to acknowledge all members who went the extra mile and transformed a physical event to a virtual event.
There is another cherry on the cake! We have also created a brand-new badge for the very active and passionate event explorer among us: SAP Community Event Explorer 2022
This badge can be earned, when you complete a mission. You have to prove that you are really experienced in all different roles of an event: organizing, volunteering, speaking and attending. In numbers, you need to get at least 5 community event badges awarded and you need to publish minimum 3 blog posts about the events within a calendar year. One of the 3 posts needs to receive minimum 50 views plus minimum 1 comment and minimum 5 likes. Also, at least one social media post per event has to be published with hashtag #SAPCommunity.
To show the variety of your passion you must alternate between organizing, volunteering, speaking and attending an event but in total it must be 5 events and minimum 1 each. The progression and completion must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org to get approved.
One example out of many possible constellations:
- Community member spoke at 1 community event and published 1 blog post with a wrap up of the content he/she presented.
- Community member organized 1 community event and published 1 blog post about it.
- Community member attended 2 community events and published 1 blog post of content presented or sessions participated in.
- Community member volunteered at 1 community event (e.g. moderation).
- One of the minimum 3 posts received 155 views plus 2 comments and 7 likes. (*numbers here are just example numbers).
- Community member posted one social media post per event with hashtag #SAPCommunity.
For the blog posts and the social media posts, please find more details below:
- blog post:
- Must contain the link to SAP Community Events page https://community.sap.com/events.
- Choose #SAP Community tag as main tag (you may want to add a user tag for the event e.g. #SAPInsideTrack, #SAPStammtisch, #saponlinetrack #saptechnight).
- An event image must be added (can be from this event or from previous events).
- social media post:
- It must contain an image or live snippet (short video) about the event.
- The hashtag #SAPCommunity must be used (you may want to add the event tag e.g. #SAPInsideTrack, #SAPStammtisch, #saponlinetrack #saptechnight).
You are passionate about community driven events, you have already participated in many events, and also spoke at some? This is your chance to be the first one who earns this new SAP Community Event Explorer badge! Follow above steps, send us the collection of social media activities and links to the blog posts you have published, altogether with your SAP Community Profile link (https://people.sap.com/) to email@example.com. After validation, you’ll get the SAP Community Event Explorer badge 2022 uploaded to your SAP Community profile 🙂
These new badges can be found in SAP Community: https://community.sap.com/resources/missions-badges
Simply filter for event badges and you find all new event badges at a glance!
I am curious about the first explorer here in SAP Community. I am really looking forward to events in 2022, may they be physical, online or hybrid. Check out all events in SAP Community!
Look forward to get a nomination for Event Volunteer.
Great that you are willing to contribute to events, Arindam Sur
I hope you can get in contact with a event organizer and offer your help there. I have also replied to your direct message 🙂
Very nice, Svea! I'll be working on these 😀
That's great! I bet you are one of the first ones earning the badges, if not even the SAP Community Event Explorer 😉
I am excited!
On a slightly different note, I think it would be good to have recognition for people who contribute to Open Source in the SAP area.
For ABAP alone there are over 214 projects listed on https://dotabap.org which are used by thousands of people, including SAP.
Love the idea, we'll take a look and see what might be possible. First challenge is to figure out how to connect a person there to a user here.
Hmm, didn't we used to have a section for LinkedIn / Twitter / ... handles on user profiles? I can't see it on mine. If we do still have it, I think GitHub ID should be in there too.
Just because they may be there does not actually mean I'd be able to use them for this purpose. That whole data privacy thing made a lot of what should be easy connections rather difficult to do, but not impossible.
Maria Antonieta Lopez Jhon Jairo Teran Salazar ready ?
For this year, after pandemic time, I would like to event herein Brazil again, me and Marssel Villaça, will work together and others consultants.
Have a Happy 2022.
Roberta Fernandes (robertasapfico)
That sounds great - looking forward to hearing more about it when you start organizing!
Looking forward to SIT SP, been there many years ago...
Really Very Nice and Good Initiative.
Hi Amrish Patel awesome! I would recommend to get in contact with an event organizer. Follow the SAP Inside Track tag and SAP Community tag to get a notification once a new event has been scheduled. As far as I can recall, event organizer would always need help 😉
Thanks for your positive reply.
I am from INDIA country so i would like to ask you Is it any event in INDIA country.
Thanks in advance.
There have been events like SAP Inside Track and SAP Stammtisch in India in the past, e.g. organized by Nabheet Madan, and Gaurav Karkara. Here is the related post https://blogs.sap.com/2020/11/29/announcing-recurring-sapstammtischindia-every-month-3rd-saturday/
Maybe you get in contact with one of them. Just follow them in SAP Community. When they follow you back, you can also exchange direct messaging.
I have gone through, and i have already given message to them, but still no any reply from these side so i am waiting only.
I think they will come back to you once they have time... remember, for most people SAP Community is on top of their work activities so sometimes they might be very busy.
But I want to encourage you to think about starting your own initiative in the area of India you live. You are not dependent from anyone, just go ahead and invite people to your event. Write a blog post about what people can expect and share it in social media. Pretty sure people are keen to connect and network!
Thanks for your support.
This is so great!
Would like to be a speaker/volunteer or an organizer for Wisconsin -the US. Let me know how to start this. Initially, it could be virtual with a specific S/4 Hana topic and later it can be an in-person event.
Hi Narasimha Prasad Bhat that sounds great, thanks for your comment. I have reached out to you via direct messaging. Let's connect! 🙂
I would like to be a volunteer or organizer or speaker for an event in Lagos or any part of Nigeria, Nigeria. It can be in person or virtual.
Hi Ezenna Christopher thanks for your interest in organizing or speaking at an event. That's great! Community events are usually organized by community members for knowledge sharing and connecting on-site at a local event. If there is already an existing community locally, means people who are keen to share their knowledge around SAP topics, you can start organizing an event on your own. Use SAP Community blogs to announce it.
Another possibility is to join a virtual event as a speaker. For that subscribe to this event section.
If you need further support, Svea Becker and send me a direct message.
I would like to be a volunteer.
Hello NATARAJ G thanks for your interest 🙂
As mentioned in my previous comment, you should connect with an organizer of such a community driven event. Check out our Event board: https://groups.community.sap.com/t5/events/ct-p/events, especially the SAP Inside Track and SAP Stammtisch board. You can contact every community member via "send a message" via their public profile.
Great to see and read this informative content, Thanks for this Svea 😊
You are very welcome!
Hi Svea, Thank you for the informative content.
I'm also keen on understanding what if an event (Ex. Stammitsch) is organized by 4 people. How will the badge assignment happen? Is there a restriction.
Hi Kiran K P Thanks for your question.
As you can read above, the prerequisite for getting an organizer badge is writing a blog post, so one organizer can write an announcement blog post. (example: https://blogs.sap.com/2023/04/29/sap-stammtisch-chennai-29th-april-2023/)
As an SAP Stammtisch is a smaller event, a casual one, where folks are coming together and having casual conversations, there might not be much more to present afterwards. However, one can write a summary blog post after the event as you can see here in the example from Lingaiah Vanam : https://blogs.sap.com/2023/05/07/sap-stammtisch-in-dallas-may-6-2023-recap/ so that would be a possibility of 2 blog posts for one event.