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SAP TechEd Amsterdam

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DJ Adams showing how it’s done…

 

Season 5

Episode 7

Tom, Rich and Craig wrapping up an interesting Amsterdam trip with everything from 85″ tv’s to meat pudding.

 

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Nope not a mic…

SAP TechEd Vegas: Day 2

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They had to call security to Rich’s room…

 

Season 5

Episode 6

Tom, Rich and Craig wrapping up the week long event in Las Vegas with a few random folks popping in not realizing they were being recorded.

 

SAP TechEd Vegas: Day 1

 

Season 5

Episode 5

Tom and Rich hit the show floor, have some lunch, sign some autographs and bring a crowd to talk about the first days of the event.

Hands on, no fluff, no hype – what a developer wants!

So this year at the SAP TechEd events in both Las Vegas and Amsterdam we are bringing the event that I created, SAP CodeJam, to the show floor in a “mini” version – you’ll be able to come by and actually in short bursts see how to get started in the world of SAP development but also why you would even want to. Everything will be hands on from seeing how to install the tools and integrate various tools together – like SAP HANA Studio with ABAP in Eclipse. We’ll have systems there for you to try it yourself or bring your own laptop and we’ll help you get things on there and show you how to get your own developer server to play around with.

Already have the tools but not sure what to do next, not a problem we’ll also show you how to connect to the various platforms and help you understand which one might work best for your current skill set and help you get started with learning new skill sets as well!

Tools in place, connections in place then of course it’s time to create something and to see how it works!

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22

10 AM – 12 PM Stop by if you are interested in exploring any of the following topics:

  • Install Mobile SDK
  • Connect to a mobile system
  • My first mobile app on Android
  • My first HTML5 mobile app
  • Connect to SAP HANA Cloud Platform
  • My first app for SAP NetWeaver Gateway technology
  • Connect to a system running the ABAP programming language with ABAP in Eclipse
  • My first SAPUI5 app

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12 PM – 1 PM Featured Session: My first XS app for the SAP HANA platform(With Thomas Jung and Rich Heilman)
1 PM – 6 PMMEET SAP HANA DEVELOPERS Let’s have fun with SAP HANA! SAP HANA experts will be on hand to answer your app development questions, help you install the tools, help you connect to a HANA system, guide you through the process of building your first SAP HANA app, and more. SAP HANA experts will be available all afternoon so just visit us when you get a chance!

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23

10 AM – 12 PM Stop by if you are interested in exploring any of the following topics:

  • Install SAP HANA Studio
  • Install SAP HANA Cloud Platform tools in the SAP HANA Studio
  • Install SAP NetWeaver Gateway technology tools in the SAP HANA Studio
  • Install UI5 tools in the SAP HANA Studio
  • Install the ABAP programming language in Eclipse in the SAP HANA Studio
  • Connect to a system running SAP HANA software
  • My first XS app for the SAP HANA platform
  • My first XS UIS app for the SAP HANA platform
  • Install Mobile SDK
  • Connect to a mobile system
  • My first mobile app on Android
  • My first HTML5 mobile app
  • Connect to SAP HANA Cloud Platform
  • My first app for SAP NetWeaver Gateway technology
  • Connect to a system running the ABAP programming language with ABAP in Eclipse
  • My first SAPUI5 app

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12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Featured Session: My first app for the SAP HANA Cloud Platform(With Matthias Steiner and Rui Nogueira)
1 PM – 6 PMMEET SAP HANA CLOUD PLATFORM DEVELOPERS Let’s have fun with SAP HANA Cloud Platform! SAP HANA Cloud Platform experts will be on hand to answer questions about building apps on SAP’s cloud platform, help you install the tools, help you connect to SAP HANA Cloud Platform, guide you through the process of building your first cloud app, and more. SAP HANA Cloud Platform experts will be available all afternoon so just visit us when you get a chance!

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24

10 AM – 12 PM Stop by if you are interested in exploring any of the following:

  • Install SAP HANA Studio
  • Install SAP HANA Cloud Platform tools in the SAP HANA Studio
  • Install SAP NetWeaver Gateway technology tools in the SAP HANA Studio
  • Install UI5 tools in the SAP HANA Studio
  • Install the ABAP programming language in Eclipse in the SAP HANA Studio
  • Connect to a system running SAP HANA software
  • My first XS app for the SAP HANA platform
  • My first XS UIS app for the SAP HANA platform
  • Connect to SAP HANA Cloud Platform
  • My first app for SAP NetWeaver Gateway technology
  • Connect to a system running the ABAP programming language with ABAP in Eclipse

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12 PM – 1 PM Featured Session: My first HTML5 Mobile app(With Mark Wright)
1 PM – 6 PMMEET SAP MOBILE DEVELOPERS Let’s have fun with SAP Mobile! SAP Mobile experts will be on hand to answer questions about building SAP Mobile apps, help you install the tools, help you connect to a mobile system, guide you through the process of building your first SAP mobile app on Android, and more. SAP Mobile experts will be available all afternoon so just visit us when you get a chance!

 

We’ll even have the experts on site to help you understand the various systems, technology and of course to share end to end scenarios and real live customer examples of these technologies so you won’t be left wondering “but why”

You’ll find us on the Show Floor every day from 10 AM to 6 PM. It’s like having our beloved Hacker Night every single day, all day 🙂

 

Friday Morning Report 24 hour Marathon Charity Event has been Postponed

Unfortunately, due to unforeseen health circumstances, this week’s special 24 hour marathon show for the Doctors without Borders charity event has been postponed.  The good news is that it has been postponed, but not canceled.  We will give any updates on the show when we know more.

Our poor man Craig is currently laid up in the hospital with severe back problems.  Feel free to leave your regards here and we will pass them on to him.  Get well soon, Craig!

SAP SME Deep Dive, TAM Ceramics talks about their go live

 

While in Boston the other week I was able to stick around to attend the SAP SME Deep Dive, this was a day dedicated to SAP’s SME market space and they filled it with customers and partners telling their own stories. Dennis Howlett a fellow Irregular was in attendance as well and has a great post about a SAP All-in-One implementation. For Starship Enterprisey having Stacey and Mona from SAP setup an interview with an actual customer was a first overall let alone a first in the SME market space. The customer is TAM Ceramics LLC and I got to sit down for a chat with George Bilkey.

George Bilkey is President of TAM Ceramics LLC currently implementing SAP Business ByDesign. Bilkey has had extensive experience of ERP implementations in the ceramic manufacturing and was previously holding management positions in global companies including Ferro Corporation, Washington Mills, and Saint Gobain. He holds a BS of the Ceramic Engineering, Alfred University and an MBA from the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Management. Bilkey also holds executive level positions with key trade associations and groups.

Before I even turned on the camera though I got to know some things about what it is George and TAM does, TAM’s mission is to focus on being the quality leader in the zirconia market and to expand into new markets. With a dedicated highly seasoned labor force, low overhead and costs, the company is positioned to reclaim the market volume leader in the industry. TAM sees continued expansion in both the investment casting and refractories industries and will greatly expand their reach in these areas along with a focused effort on increasing the Titanates business. Working with existing and new customers to provide new innovative solutions that are customized for their specific use, TAM has increased annual sales for 2008 by over 30% compared to 2007 in less than four weeks.

After awhile I decided I should probably start the camera rolling and hear about the pain points, successes, positives and the negatives of an aggressive two month implementation of SAP Business ByDesign!

Nanomonk #1 & #2

Nanomonk was a RedMonk event hosted by Adobe and SAP. It took place back in July in London and was a simple one day event.

Small and intimate group of experts, customers, partners, analysts and consultants the day was a bit unplanned and certainly not rehearsed and the result was an amazing conversation around the world of the enterprise, RIA and community.

I recorded the entire day and you can check out the video replays here and here. Each video is about an hour (and some change) long but the content has gotten great feedback and I certainly think it’s worth the watch if you are interesting in the various technologies between Adobe and SAP.

RedMonk has said they plan to make these Nanomonk events a regular (3 to 4 times a year) so very much looking forward to that!