For some of us the SAP Community started off way back in 2003/2004 as the SAP Developer Network (SDN). Later after the Business Objects Community and others merged together it became the SAP Community Network (SCN) - then in 2016 it simply became the SAP Community.
I've personally seen a lot of changes to the environment over all these years but one thing has always remained constant - this is a place where you can come to ask questions, meet others and exchange knowledge.
Over the years we've had things like "Blog it Forward" that let people introduce themselves to each other. We've also had over the years forum threads and things like that to say hello.
We've even created some tutorials to help new comers as well as those like myself take more advantage of the community. Have you taken these 4 tutorials?
Tour the SAP Community, Explore the various features of SAP Community, familiarize yourself with community guidelines, discover how to get the most out of your membership, and earn the Tour the Community badge.
Ask and Answer Questions on SAP Community, Want to ask questions on SAP Community, but not sure how to start? This tutorial will help you get to know the Questions and Answers section, processes and guidelines, so you can more easily gain and share knowledge.
Writing and Publishing Blog Posts on SAP Community, By taking this tutorial , you'll discover how to prepare and manage your blog posts on SAP Community, get tips for better blogging, and learn how to interact with readers. You'll also earn the Blogging Savvy badge.
Update and Maintain Your SAP Profile at people.sap.com, By taking this tutorial , you'll explore, set up, and manage the sections of your SAP profile (people.sap.com). You'll also earn the Profile Savvy badge.
Would you be willing to introduce yourself to your fellow community members here?
Me? Well I started my path into the SAP way back in 2002/2003 when my company told me to learn it so I could install it when I cam back from my project in Germany. I'm sure some noticed the odd bit about that statement. Needless to say I dove in and as luck would have it, SAP had just launched their beta of a Community (SDN) so coming from a web application background I felt at home to go figure things out.
@gwolf Was actually one of the first people who helped me to figure things out, my question asking left a lot to be desired as I had no clue about terminology or anything else in the SAP world. Then it was a post by @qmacro about RSS and RFC's that really got me more comfortable and then I just went crazy sharing my experiences and learnings via the blog posts.
How I started with SAP Web development…
How I Started with SAP Web Development, Cont’d
Becoming an SAP Web Developer, Part III
Conclusions of the Web Developer integration into SAP…
I started a series on BSP and "mini WAS" -
Mini me of WebAS 6.20
BSP / HowTo: Exploring BSP Development and the MiniWAS 6.20
BSP / HowTo: Exploring BSP Development and the MiniWAS 6.20 Part 2
BSP / HowTo: Exploring BSP Development and the MiniWAS 6.20 Part 3a
BSP / HowTo: Exploring BSP Development and the MiniWAS 6.20 Part 3b
BSP / HowTo: Exploring BSP Development and the MiniWAS 6.20 Part 4a
BSP / HowTo: Exploring BSP Development and the MiniWAS 6.20 Part 4b
BSP / HowTo: Exploring BSP Development and the MiniWAS 6.20 Part 5
Mini Me of WAS 6.20, the Saga continues….
I even presented at my first SAP TechEd event.
BoF, TechEd Munich ’04 – RSS, HTTP and BSP
So it's been a crazy start into the SAP world that resulted in me getting a job with SAP, learning that you don't just "install it" 😉 and now I have the pleasure of trying to help others day to day!
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