This year’s TechEd season is about to kick off and once again the EMEA venue is Berlin, one of my favourite places.
Back in 2008 when I attended TechEd Berlin I saw Thomas Jung talking about Flash Islands, ESME becoming a hot topic and Rich Internet applications were new and all the rage. SDN Networking Day was a great success and I enjoyed mixing with some of my favourite bloggers and experts .
Little did I know that 2 years later I would return to the same place as a fully-fledged SAP Mentor, talking about the Certification 5, keen to learn more about BusinessByDesign SDK, In-Memory Databases, Cloud, SaaS, On Device and ABAP on Eclipse.
SAP’s last SAPPHIRE NOW has certainly cranked the tone and expectation up a few notches and I’m hopeful to see more evidence on the path of change that the software giant from Walldorf is undertaking.
One new concept certainly is the Innovation Weekend which is taking place right at this moment in time. It is yet another proof – if there needed to be any – that SAP is not shying away from trying out new approaches to community interaction and attempts to showcase innovation.
I’m very much looking forward to the Certification 5 networking lounge session this Wednesday from 13:30 – 14:00, during which we want to take the opportunity to show what dedication and passion can achieve. Martin Gillet and I will give a brief run down of our story so far, talk about the interim results of our ongoing survey and also update the community on our ongoing fruitful dialogue with SAP. Fellow C5-er Jon Reed has posted a magnificent summary post about all things C5 at Teched.
Another focus of mine will be the much awaited Business ByDesign Partner SDK. SAP is entering new territory here and community interaction is key (see also my previous post with regards to this). I can’t wait to be one of the first to run the SDK through its paces during the hands-on workshop.
There’s nothing more to say really than… see you all in Berlin tomorrow!