You might get confused when you hear the German word "Stammtisch"... what is it all about? As mentioned, it's a German phrase and can be translated with "regulars table" or "round table". It is an informal event, driven by local community members who get together to talk about SAP related topics and network. It is also a great opportunity to extend your local community by getting new people on board.
By joining an existing SAP Stammtisch, you can find like-minded people, connect with them, and share thoughts about current topics. Having a diverse group from different topic areas or different level of experience makes these meetups special and spontaneous. You might be able to widen your horizon - at least you can widen the horizon of others.
Participants can exchange about their experience and take-aways from SAP events like SAP trainings, SAP TechEd, and webinars, as well as SAP-Community-driven events like SAP Inside Tracks, SAP TechNights, and SAP Code Jams. Hear about upcoming events, and get motivated to participate in or to present at such an event. Bring your questions about all this to an SAP Stammtisch and find answers.
So, how do I get involved in an SAP Stammtisch? It's quite easy: find an existing SAP Stammtisch near you… check out our event calendar to find the next one.
Or you can easily start a new SAP Stammtisch:
Find a date
Find a cozy place
Meet with peeps 😊
Here are some FAQ I would like to share with you:
1. Do I need special permission to organize an SAP Stammtisch? No, everyone can start organizing an SAP Stammtisch.
2. Is there an office required to organize an SAP Stammtisch? No, an SAP Stammtisch is very informal: no agenda or preparation needed. It’s meeting in a café or pub or other casual location, just a coming-together after work. When it is in the public in a pub, it is easy for everybody to show up.
4. Does this event require any twitter account or domain? Using #SAPStammtisch makes it easy to generate awareness for the #SAPStammtisch. Using #SAPStammtischXXX (XXX for the city, e.g.#SAPStammtischMD for Magdeburg) is even better to raise the awareness for this special event.
5. Is there any default language to use, e.g. only English or only the local language? No. Please adapt the language to the people attending.
6. SAP Stammtisch, SAP Stammtisch plus – which format should I use? If it is an informal meeting talking about SAP topics, you can use SAP Stammtisch. If you are planning to have some sessions in an office/room with a beamer or whiteboard as well, it could be an SAP Stammtisch PLUS, an SAP TechNight, or a meet-up. Please note that these names are only recommendations and not a "must".
I hope this brief summary helps you to understand the SAP Stammtisch a bit better. Don't forget to click on "Comment" below with your thoughts, like where would you like to see the next meetup take place?