Sep 11 2009

SAP TechEd 2009 – Phoenix, October 13-16

Categories: 2009 SAP TechEd Dave Rathbun @ 3:15 pm

A post in which I do some subtle ego-bragging while trying to appear to promote an upcoming conference…

I got to go to TechEd last year and really had a good time and learned something along the way as well. I am trying to figure out if I am going to be able to go this year. In order to help justify the cost I went to the web site this morning, and guess who was staring back out at me from the page? :lol:

Me at TechEd

Last year they had a professional photographer taking pictures of all of the mentors, and they told us that they wanted to do that in order to be able to use them for the web site rather than paying stock photography fees. It was a fun idea and obviously I participated. I just didn’t expect to see my face on the web site.

I’m not the only one that was part of the program, so if you go to the TechEd 2009 web site you might very well see Brian, Craig, Gregor, Ingo, Marilyn, or any of a number of my fellow mentors with their smiling faces. As I look at some of the others I seem pretty grim. I will try to smile more this year. 8-)

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6 Responses to “SAP TechEd 2009 – Phoenix, October 13-16”

  1. Comment by Dave Rathbun

    I got confirmation today that I will be able to attend the conference again this year. If anyone else is planning on going, I would love to see you while we’re there. 8-)

  2. Comment by Mitra

    What a great advertising for them and you! Of course they are going to put your face on the web. Who else would they put on? Me? Besides, how many people do you think know your name? I am sure they are glad to acquaint themselves with your face as well. And, you are not grim. You are just your lovely you.

    Mitra

  3. Comment by Dave Rathbun

    Heh, thanks Mitra. If it wasn’t clear, my mug shot is just one of several that rotates on the page. Still fun though. :)

  4. Comment by Ramya

    Wow awesome…you have a very graceful, charming look. I loved it..:)
    Actually i wanted to see your pic..i thought it will be in your profile (About Dave),but it was not there.
    Finally I found you here…Thanks for publishing it :)

  5. Comment by Dave Rathbun

    Hi, Ramya, you are correct that I don’t have a picture of myself in a prominent place on my blog. :) And as of a few months ago, I no longer have a beard.

  6. Comment by Ramya

    Hmmm thats great..why don’t you publish your recent pic in your blog profile…[:)]
    Let’s have a look at your new Avatar… [:)]

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