- A huge THANK YOU goes out to my lovely wife for looking after the kids on her own for 3 days while I buggered off to Melbourne. They did join me in the Virgin lounge at the airport and make the most of the pancake machine before I left :-)
- Melbourne looking stunning from 5,000 ft... nearly there
- The SIT down-under is slightly different from others around the world - it is more of a traditional un-conference style - so don't expect any long Powerpoint presentations.Graham Robinson organized a great 4 hours that included a speed dating session for us all to get to know each other a bit better (to the delight of the yellows in the audience but not the blues - you'll get this later on if you don't get it now). This was followed by a slightly provocatively presentation by Dennis Howlett titled I Don't Give a F%^k About Your Code (don't hold back Dennis ;-)) which you can see more of here (btw... Dennis' slides were under embargo so they couldn't be shown on the video - but should be published soon) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdJgJvH7dJI&feature=youtu.be …
- Dennis makes a good point - it is really the end result that people care about not really how that result is achieved.
- We then had a series of panel discussions where questions were taken from the audience on a number of topics selected by the crowd including HANA, Cloud, Mobility and UI technologies.
- There was a bit of a break then to give the Demo Jam contestants some time to prepare and the rest of us some time to grab a bite to eat and have a chat. Then came the Demo Jam which as usual showcased some great ideas and unique ways to use SAP technology.
- And the Cannons snatched it from the grasp of the Cows. Well done all involved! If anyone can point me to a video of the Demo Jam I will include it here too.
- A few drinks at the bar then off to get ready for Day 1 of the conference - for some reason I agreed to a 6.30 am run (hum)
Day 1: Mastering SAP Technology 2013