So who is this SE80 guy? [Caption competition]

so do you find the corner of a room and start coding?
so do you find the corner of a room and start coding?

Do you know who this guy is? I know that all developers are a little anti-social until they have had a little of the amber fluid to loosen up with but this picture is just a little silly.

 
Fo those who are foreign to matters enterprisey and in particular matters SAP, this is a grab from the spash screen in the ABAP developers workbench. Resplendent in corporate # and # there Mr SE80 man sits in the corner of the airport departure lounge, alone.
 
I think this could be an opportunity to present to ABAPers collaborative development. This picture of “lone man coding” should be taken out the back and quietly shot. Every SAP project I have been involved in required a TEAM and this image could very easily be replaced with a shot of two guys working together (to get the job done?) in XP style or a code review or really anything but “SOLO MAN”.
Before we swing the “get rid of solo man” campaign into full steam, lets have a caption competition to see what he is thinking or saying.
Answers in comments below or take this image and add your thought bubble and trackback to this post.
I will buy the winner a beer next time we are at the same space time coordinates. No correspondance will be entered into etc.
Looking forward to see what you come up with.
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9 Responses to “So who is this SE80 guy? [Caption competition]”


  1. 1 Nate Friday, 29 August 2008 at 15:11

    “I’m flying business class today….better make myself look busy and/or important”

  2. 2 Blag Friday, 29 August 2008 at 15:42

    “I’m replying a lot of question on the ABAP forums…I hope people do the needful.”

  3. 3 welshcathy Saturday, 30 August 2008 at 0:33

    They just changed the requirements 2 weeks before go live – don’t talk to me until I’ve calmed down!

    (inspired by Hug a Developer – at http://develop-one.net/blog/2008/08/27/HugADeveloper.aspx )

  4. 4 Johan van Zijl Monday, 1 September 2008 at 11:56

    “I’m convinced now! SFLIGHT is better than their current system.”

  5. 5 Michael Koch Tuesday, 2 September 2008 at 13:18

    Pssst…. I am breast feeding!

  6. 7 ewH Wednesday, 17 September 2008 at 4:03

    The SFLIGHT comment wins hands down…freakin’ hilarious!

  7. 8 tempx Saturday, 13 December 2008 at 13:57

    BTW the picture is not taken in airport lounge, but in the building of SAP America. You can recognize that corner of the building, where the guy is sitting. (And there is a funny helipad with a SAP logo also) When I was there, we wanted to have a photo taken in that very place just for fun, and the replace the original picture in our dev system 😀
    but unfortunately the armchairs were removed by that time.

    http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=philadelphia+newton+square&mrt=all&sll=35.173808,-83.364258&sspn=32.107381,28.432617&ie=UTF8&ll=39.987148,-75.417033&spn=0.001893,0.003275&t=h&z=19

    Regards,
    a developer from SAP


  1. 1 We have a winner « Getting Technical Trackback on Tuesday, 30 September 2008 at 10:45
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