Oct 22 2010

SAP TechEd Wrapping It Up

Categories: General Dave Rathbun @ 1:07 pm

I’m in the airport making use of the free wifi. Service quality is much better than at the conference. We heard from some of the SAP folks that they spent “a fortune” on extending the conference center networking facilities. Then he shrugged and said, “We’ve got 5,000 geeks in one place, and they all have at least three devices. What are we going to do?” I can understand, I guess. He went on to mention that they found some folks were running torrents which sucked up a ton of bandwidth.

I spent yesterday for the most part hanging out with the Mentor “wolf pack” talking about a variety of things. There are some interesting things coming from the SCN community that will be worth watching.

I had a chance to talk to Bridgette Chambers, CEO of ASUG, about the collaboration agreement we set up with BOB. We talked about some ways to leverage our resources but agreed that we won’t really have time for anything of much significance until early next year. Stand by for more details on that front.

One thing that TechEd clearly has as an advantage over SBOUC is size. We would not be able to bring in Lifehouse for a live concert. They were great to hear live.

We found out last night that President Obama is flying in this afternoon so we went to the airport early to avoid complications. So far, so good.

I plan to write up a more detailed post comparing the two recent conferences after I get home. See you then.