SAP Community keeps growing and growing and I am super excited for this Welcome Corner as it gives the chance for not only new members but everyone to get to know one another and connect with each other.
As my colleague @Katherine_K gives an overall introduction to the Group and what you can expect from it in her blog post, I’d like to take the opportunity to start a discussion about the different locations represented in our global SAP Community. I am interested to read where you are located and where SAP Community is spread around the world.
I am from Germany and currently living in Wiesbaden, which is the capital of one of the sixteen German states located in the west. After years of studies and living in different places, my hometown has caught me again with its charm and the closeness to friends and family has won me over.
But now I am curious, where are you tuning in from?
I am also from Germany, currently living in Mannheim.
I grew up in an ancient, medieval town called Rothenburg o.d.Tbr., which is about 2 hours from Mannheim. I came here for studying at uni and still like it here. Mannheim is quite an industrial city, but I like the multicultural vibe. It has a beautiful baroque palace and one special thing about it is the structure of its inner city, which is build in squares. So one can literally live in M7, 16 (just for instance).
Good morning - I am joining you from Fairfax, Virginia, just outside Washington DC. I live just outside the bustling Washington DC beltway. It's super busy, traffic-wise and people-wise here but it is a beautiful area. I am very fortunate to live close to 2 large airports, Washington Dulles and Ronald Reagan airport. I am very fortunate too to walk to work, grocery store, drug store, hair salon - you name it. Very unexpected in such a busy area.
I am originally from Kansas, just outside Kansas City, Missouri, which is well known for its excellent barbecue. Kansas has far less traffic than Northern Virginia, so at times I miss it, and I miss my family who still live in Kansas City.
Plus now my home town of Kansas City is a FIFA 2026 host city - https://www.kansan.com/sports/kansas-city-named-as-a-host-city-for-2026-fifa-world-cup/article_f530a... - never thought I'd see the day 🙂
Welcome to all our new members!
I'm tuning in from Galway, a county in the west of Ireland.
I've lived in every province of Ireland at some point, Ulster, Munster, Leinster and for the longest time here in Connacht. My local village has a wonderful community spirit, a bit like here!! I am within walking distance to shops, restaurants, pubs.
Looking forward to interacting with more members here!
I'm British, from Barnsley in South Yorkshire, in England, which means my native accent is quite distinctive. As I spent many years in the South of England, I can also speak with a Home Counties accent.
20 years ago, my family and I moved to (near) Basel in Switzerland. I tend now to speak Home Counties English as well - so that the none-native-English speakers can understand me! We're currently waiting for the Federal government to process our Swiss citizenship application. All other steps are complete and approved, so maybe, just maybe, by then end of this year I'll be Swiss.
Basel and its surroundings are quite cosmopolitan. There's a wide range of nationalities here - 1 in 5 is a foreigner.
Great to see so many different countries here and welcome from my side as well! 😍
I am also from Germany, living in a small city close to Mannheim. But originally, I am from Bremerhaven, North Germany, but I am in this region already for a long long time 😅 ... if you want to get to know more about me, read my "blog it forward blog post" 😊
Looking forward to welcoming more people in this group!
I've lived all my life in Baden-Württemberg, the federal state in south-west Germany. I was born in Friedrichshafen at Lake Constance (famous for the Zeppelin manufacturing a long time ago), moved to Marbach am Neckar (where Friedrich Schiller was born) in the early 1970s with my parents and have been living in Fellbach just outside Stuttgart since late 1988 with my husband.