Darren Hague and I had a odd idea last year.
“Why not run an unconference for SAP developers and consultants in London.”
We had both been to SAP Community Days and thought we could pull something off. So we hustled together a venue and a wiki page to handle the signups and sessions.
It was a lot of fun. So much so that this year we are repeating the whole process.
This year we have managed to secure IBM Southbank as a venue. Thanks to a lot of help from Zoe Slattery.
The date is April 4 and there is a small charge of £10 to cover the lunch. (Signup quickly in March for the early bird rate. In April it will rocket to £15!)
There are several SAP Mentors coming to the event from Europe so it is a great chance to hear from them and particularly the ESME team.
One of the sessions is a discussion on certification. This has been a hot topic in the SAP community lately. New Mentor Michael Koch is currently running a survey on how certification relates to contractors. You can complete this survey here and it would be great to see some good results from that survey at the unconference.
You can follow the fun in twitter at @SAPInsideTrack.
One of the great benefits of these days is the networking and conversations with people in trenches. In credit crunched times such as today these can be even more valuable than official training sessions and (dare I say it) certification.
If you would like to come along to meet the mentors, participate in the sessions, run a session for yourself there is still time to signup.