"A picture is worth a 1000 words" - an old saying, and this saying will help me writing this blog How else can I explain all the good vibes that we felt at SAP Inside Track the Netherlands? Maybe with the one word explanation byThorsten Franz "Community", immediately followed by Mrs. Penninkhof with "Family". Well then, nothing more to add ;-)
You can see for yourself in our recap movie:
What did our agenda offer to our 45 attendees and 17 online participants? Well at least it was a long 'sit'.
For a first time we hosted a remote session in the agenda as well. After resolving some communication issues (ended up in just calling Phil by phone) we were able to attend an interesting Design Thinking session.
Roel, known to me as an passionate techie, hosted a session on a soft topic. With his enthusiasm he took us all on the journey into the future. Don’t sit and wait, act! It’s not your boss who is responsible for your career - it’s you.
Roel certainly looked further than his nose long was (sorry bad translation of Dutch saying).
Pim talked about what once was said to be the holy grail - SAP and Microsoft combined in Duet. With SharePoint mobile enabled there is huge freedom of choice for all you enterprise mobility developers.
Vitaliy - who won the price of traveling the most kilometers to Eindhoven. Thank you for that! And yes, he was a data geek before it was cool. To illustrate his story he used graphs - really old ones - from the year 1802!
Replay - video missing, sorry for that
Q&A: ABAP Development Tools aka ABAP in Eclipse + SAPlink for ADT
Uwe must be very happy to still be able to run transaction SE38 within Eclipse. Another great example of the fact that ABAP developers are not a dying breed, as long as you keep your knowledge up to date.
A social event to conclude a day of learning and sharing knowledge. Sven took a deep dive into SDN and came up with all kind of community questions to be answered with a simple Yes or No. This was great fun!
Every family event is to be ended with a special dinner. We were very happy to have Mrs. Penninkhof, Haseenah, with us to cook us a lovely, delicious, dinner. That alone was worth while traveling to Eindhoven to attend sitnl, as said by the attendees.
Thanks again to our sponsors for being able to create a high quality event with fantastic food, beverages and prices.
Here we go, Top 10 SAP TechEd topics 2010. Just like in 2009 and in 2008 . Based on the 417 sessions published on the site I counted the hit ratio on the below listed topics. Not to be taken too seriously, just for fun ;-) (1, 1) SAP NetWeaver (93 sessions) (2, 10) Business Objects (45) (3, 6) ABAP (32) (5, 4) BPM (22) (4, 5) BI (18) (-, -) Sybase (17) (-, -) Mobile (15) (-, -) PI (13) (7, 9) Web Dynpro (12) (7, 10) Enterprise services (8) (-,-) Microsoft (8) Runners up : Sybase and mobile applications. Looking forward to play around with that next week. And as predicted : Microsoft. Droppers , not in the Top 10 anymore: Composition Environment (4 sessions, #8 in 2008, #9 in 2009), Java (4 sessions, #3 in 2008, #8 in 2009) and SOA (4 sessions, #2 in 2008, #6 in 2009). Sybase is no surprise. Just as Business Objects wasn't last year. Java dropped out of the Top 10. Looking back at SAP TechEd 2009 you could predict that to happen. Last year all Java sessions were hidden somewher
In 2014 The Next View celebrates its 5th anniversary. And we did that in style. We all took off to Austria and hiked the Grossvenediger, top 4 of highest mountains in Austria. Hiking route The first day we hiked in pretty good weather conditions to Defreggerhaus. The second day, the hike to the actual summit (The Next Summit ;-) we woke up early and found out that snow covered our route. But that didn't undermine our spirit. We took off and had a great hike. We almost made it to the top, but unfortunately weather conditions (snow and wind) worsened and with the sign in sight we had to return. Look very close, you can see a grey cross somewhere in the top left corner ;-) Back to a safer spot to take our group picture. With Schnapps of course ;-) What an amazing experience. Hiking a 3666 meter high mountain was something completely new for me. Doing that with colleagues was really awesome! More pictures in my Grossvenediger album .