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Hi all,

 

I was blogged forward by Andy Kupfer. Andy and myself work together in the PLM message solving team which I joined this year.

 

If you would like to find out more about the Blog It Forward Challenge, check out more info here: Blog It Forward Community Challenge . Or if you would like to join the challenge, but you have not yet been tagged by anyone, list your details here for someone to invite you Blog It Forward- Request to Join Table.

 

Intro:

My name is James Dunne and I am working for SAP 4 years in January. I’m originally from County Offaly but have lived in Galway since 2005. Before SAP I have worked in some very different jobs such as Architecture, a bike shop, a cycling touring company and I even had my own business for a few years! Way before all of this though I spent a year and a half backpacking literally (no fancy hotels for me back then!) around the globe. My adventure continues these days in Galway with two kids (2 years & 4 months old!)

 

Share a fun fact about my country that people do not know:
Galway' history dates back around 800 years and its name comes from the river Gaillimh (River Corrib) that formed the western boundary of the earliest settlement, which was called Dún Bhun na Gaillimhe ("Fort at the mouth of the Gaillimh"). The word Gaillimh means "stony" as in "stony river". In common with many ancient cities, Galway has its own origin myth. According to this mythic version, Galway is named after Gaillimh (Galvia),  the daughter of a local chieftain, Breasail, who drowned in the River Corrib. The surrounding area became known as Áit Gaillimhe (Galway's Place). The city also bears the nickname "The City of the Tribes" (Irish: Cathair na dTreabh) because "fourteen tribes" of merchant families led the city at one time.

 

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Share a fun fact about myself that people do not know:
- I once cycled from Dublin to Geneva and then drove home!  
- I have also cycled up the famous Alpe d'Huez mountain in France and from Mizen head to Malin head in Ireland.
- I climbed the highest mountain in each of Ireland's four provinces on the same weekend!
- I spent a night at Mount Everest base camp. Got no further I am afraid though!


In my Dream's:
- To cycle coast to coast in the US
- To travel to Antarctica
- To cycle the Tourmalet in the Pyrenees

 


If you could invite 3 people (dead/alive) to dinner, who would it be and why?
- Tom Crean: One of the worlds first explorers to travel to Antarctica and believe it or not from Kerry. You would find the Irish anywhere!
- Marco Pantani: Pure legend of a cyclist even with all the drugs!
- Neil Armstrong: To find out did he really go!

 

What about:

Enda Fennelly

Dermot Forde

Imola Bogat

Dora Szollosi

Maria Balogh

 

And I would be happy if you could answer the following questions:

- Share a fun fact/story about yourself that people don't know
- What is your personal life dream?
- If you could be a super hero (or are in your spare time) who would you be?


I hope you enjoyed my BIF! Feel free to comment or ask me any questions you'd like in the comments below! Please remember to follow the Blog It Forward Chain in order to be updated when the people you "Blog It Forward" to post the links to their "Blog It Forward

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DO YOU REALLY WANT TO KNOW THAT ....

 

... I have 3 cats, 2 donkeys, 2 ponies, 2 pigs and 2 dogs but just 1 wife?

... I met my wife when I was hitchhiking in Ireland and she picked me up?

... we built a house out of (empty) wine bottles, straw bales and lots of leftovers from other building sites?

... I have been a taxi driver, social worker, publican, teacher, entrepreneur and chef?

... I have 3 degrees and one of them is called "Fachwirt fuer Organisation und Fuehrung Schwerpunkt Sozialwwesen"?

... I was born in West-Berlin 3 years BEFOR the wall was built?

... there's a lot more that I don't tell you?

... I don't regret anything?

 

 

YOU SEE - that's quite boring stuff which no one is interested in it. So I pick two questions I liked in other blogs.

 

MY DREAM - is to sail to New York with no one else in the boat but me. When arriving I want to go around Miss Liberty ones without stopping and sail back without leaving the boat.

 

I WANT TO INVITE - ACDC and my whole team to my straw bale house for a vegetarian party (my pigs do have names but they are not ham and bacon)

 

BLOG DONE - let's see who will show up at the party

 

 

what about

James Dunne

Benoit Vaux

Sean Keaney

I was blogged forward by  Conall O'Malley and I belong to the CRM Product Support Team in Dublin. I was also blogged forward by Thomas Kagiri and David Wilson Kizito (as a snowball effect of the successful BIF).

 


Intro:

My name is Christophe Sturzel. At the first glance it sounds like a German name but I come actually from France from the Alsace region.
I am 51 years young and have been living in Ireland in County Meath since 1999.

I joined SAP in 2001. After 4 years in SD Product support I am now in CRM Product Support Team for 9 years.

 

Fun fact about my country / myself:


I like this title 'about my country' as I have lived in several places/countries so I will highlight the main places I have lived below (by keeping it as short as possible). Of course I would first associate my Country with France and my home region Alsace from which I come. The geography and history of Alsace is very unique. Alsace has changed nationality 4 times since 1870 from French to German to French again. It is located on the west bank of the river Rhine and landmarked by the Vosges mountains on the west which again form a sort of natural frontier on the West from the Lorraine region. Alsace is known for its good food (served in generous helpings) and its variety of wines, mainly white wines and Pinot Noir.  Arsene Wenger, the Arsenal football/soccer coach comes just from a few kilometres from my home village and so does Sebastien Loeb the rally driver - needless to say I am very good at football and driving.
My mother tong till the age of 4 was Alsatian, a Germanic dialect mixed with French words, sometimes modified or with a varied pronunciation.
Here is a small fun fact about my homeland.  The village I come from is called Schwindratzheim, yes it is pretty unpronounceable. It has changed name about ten times within 2 millenium. The first name was apparently Schwindradovilla under the Roman Empire.

 

Already as a kid I always wanted to live somewhere other than where I actually did.   I lived in Alsace close to Strasbourg till I had finished my studies age 21.  I then had to serve the French military service (yes it was still compulsory then, not any more) and choose Berlin to serve in the French army in the then French Berlin sector. To be honest I hated the army but loved Berlin. I decided to stay in Berlin after the military service and worked for a German multinational (not SAP) for 2 and a half years.  Berlin was still an island and surrounded by the Wall. Berlin was very cosmopolitan, much more than any other German city at that time. At the very beginning I met a few Irish and so began my love affair with Ireland. They became immediately good friends and introduced me to a great Irish community. My best friends were mad into alternative filming and quickly I became a member of their logistic team which allowed me to meet interesting people, camera men, actors or wannabe actors, it was all a bit messy and non-pretentious but immensely enjoyable The most historic fact I witnessed in Berlin was of course the Fall of the Wall in 1989.

 

After 3 years in Berlin I decided it was time to move on and I moved to Paris and lived there for 12 years. Paris of course is a fantastic city and I had a great time. I got married to an Irish lady (who incidentally I met in a lauderette in Berlin!) and in the late 90s we decided to move to the then booming Ireland. I live now in Ireland for 15 years and we have 3 children. In our home we speak English and French. Recently a friend asked me if I am homesick for France, but honestly no. I live here now for so long that Ireland has become my home and I am lucky to have kept good friends in France. I don't meet them too often but they remain good friends no matter how often I meet them. I love travelling, photography and enjoy playing tennis.


Below a few pictures.

 

1) The Deansrath Coderdojo Kids (Coderdojo is a computer kids organization with a lot of fun, and numerous SAP employees from Dublin volunteer for it, for details see https://coderdojo.com) at the DCU in Dublin during the Coolest project in June 2014.

 

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2) A pic during the EU code week in a school close to the SAP office in Dublin (I am the one in the middle....)

 

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3) As I love photography I thought I add my favourite picture of this year taken in Cape Elizabeth in Maine USA this summer. I realy like reflexion pictures and if you reverse them it nearly always feels like an impressionist painting. So here the pic and the reverse one.

 

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Here are the questions I was asked :


1. If you were back in school again, what would you choose to study?

I think I would study journalism and photography to become a reporter


2. What is you personal life dream? 
I have a lot of friends passionate about travelling, some that I have never met or not met for a long time, so my life dream is very simple, a big gathering with all my friends.

 

3. If you could invite 3 people (dead/alive) to dinner, who would it be and why?
It would be Nelson Mandela, Freddy Mercury and Andre Agassi and we would have a nice dinner beside Lake Geneva.


Blogging It Forward:


I would like to blog it forward to the following people:

 

 

      Neha Gupta

Enrique Sosa Dominguez

Ajayi, Ademola Olajide

 

And I would be happy if you could answer the following questions:


1.If you could improve one aspect about the environment what would it be ?

2.What is your dream holiday destination ?

3.Share a fun fact/story about yourself that people don't know

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed my blog.

 

Best season greetings, a merry Christmas and a happy new year 2015.

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(*posted this on LinkedIn, but would appreciate SCN & ASUG specific feedback here too.)

 

As Tech-Guy for over 20 years, a Community Volunteer - and Dad to a fourteen year-old daughter who is interested in STEM programs, I read this LA Times article with great interest.

 

Why women are leaving the tech industry in droves
http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-gardner-women-in-tech-20141207-story.html

 

None of the stories surprised me. Things are better than they were during the Dot-Com Boom days, but there is still a long way for us to go as an IT industry.


Over the last 10-years, we've (*thankfully) lost most of the "Booth-Bunnies" at TechnoIogy Trade-Shows, but I think ASUG and SAP need to work with groups like Women in Technology and Girls In Tech - to improve outreach and networking/mentoring opportunities for young-women in the SAP Ecosystem.


I help organize 3 meetings a year for ASUG Ontario in the Greater Toronto Area, plus our Golf event. I also volunteer at other SAP Community events in the US and UK.

When we post Speaker or Volunteer Opportunities on-line through "Public" channels like Twitter and SCN - the responses are 80-90% from Men.

So, what are the possible problems with that kind of outreach...?


1.) Women in Tech are not seeing those postings/don't follow those Channels...?

 

2.) Women in Tech are unable / unwilling to put themselves forward...?

 

3.) They way we "pitch" Speaker or Volunteer Opportunities is not attractive or encouraging to Women in Tech...? (*One of my own examples that I am now second-guessing = http://scn.sap.com/thread/3578155 )

 

4.) We need to present a different "Value-Proposition" about ASUG Membership and Participation to Women in Tech..?

 

5.) We need to Establish, Fund & Promote specific "Women in Tech" SIGS (Special Interest Groups) within ASUG & the SAP Community Network to develop those Mentorship programs for Women within SAP.


Like I said during "The Expendables" presentation at the SABOUC Conference in September 2014, "The Future of SAP and ASUG is not white, it's not old, and its not male".... we need to find a better walk to walk-that-talk in 2015.

 

Look forward to hearing your ideas. Thanks!

Do you think that you are a responsible person? Ask yourself and you will get the answer from your heart. In our personal / professional life, we are a responsible person at all. But my question is “Are you a responsible person in SCN?”

As we know it’s a professional forum where we are sharing knowledge to each other. We are here to say something to others and learn something from others. We peoples are helping another people and other peoples are here to help us.

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As we all know a professional tip: You have 1 and I have 1, if we mixed it together, then we can say we have 2.

The same way, I have knowledge about Computer and you have knowledge about Mobile. If we share our knowledge to each other, then we both can learn about computer and mobile. And then we can say others that we both have knowledge about Computer and Mobile.

But we only can learn something if you will share something, if you are not ready to share something, then how can we learn from you?

If I have some problem, then I post a question in SCN. Peoples are taking their time and read my discussion and try to solve my issue. If they solve my issue then I mark the discussion as correct and helpful answers. If I am not able to find the correct solution, then I mark the discussion as assume answer and helpful answer for these replies which help me to find a way to correct it.

But what if I find it myself, why I should post the answer as I have found it myself? Why I will waste my time by replying my thread and mark own reply as correct as also I will be not eligible for some points. It is enough to post the reply as “I have found it yourself”. You also must be thinking about that. But other peoples are not thinking the same.

When someone replies a discussion, then they are following the discussion for an answer, so that they can learn something new. You see in SCN, the option “Track in Communication” will automatically on when you will reply to a thread, so that you can get all replies for the discussion in your communication tab. Suppose someone has posted an issue and you have replied that issue and you thought might be my answer will resolve this issue, but then you get the reply from OP as “I have solved myself”, then just one question comes in your mind and that is “HOW?”. Then sometime you just let the question go from your mind or sometime you will post a reply that “Can you explain how the issue got resolved?” But OP doesn’t care about that and leave the discussion as it is.

After some times (might be some years) when another people face same issue and came to SCN and search about his issue, then he find the exact question which is running in his mind and he is looking for the solution in replies. He read the reply from OP that is “I have solved myself”. Then the same question comes in his mind also that is “HOW?”

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Then also he will post a reply that “How did you solve the issue?” then this discussion become as a dead discussion, Jurgen sir has described about that matter in his blog Dr. Frankenstein - please stop reanimating the dead.

Now if we can change it like that below scenario:

Suppose you have some issue. You come into SCN and go to the search place and type you search term and you get some discussions, you click on a discussion and find a reply which has marked as correct or you see a reply from OP that described how he has solved the issue. Then you have applied the same and your issue got resolved. Then how will be your face looking like? Isn’t it be like below:

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“Yeepeeeee I got my solution” and you like the reply to appreciate it.

So we can change something by being little responsible. As you can read in this document The SCN Rules of Engagement, option no 8, you need to be responsive. The same way you need to be responsive when you find the answer yourself. Post your solution in your discussion if you will find it yourself. It is not just for others, it is for SAP community Network, it is for your personality, it is for your responsibility. Help others, only then you will get help from others. Help SCN to serve you better.

Experts are here to teach you, to lead you, but you also need to be like:

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Never post such a reply “Solved”, “I have solved myself”, “The issue got resolved” in your discussion when you will find the solution yourself. Always explain the solution, so that other can find the exact solution for the issue. So that you can say yourself “Yes, I am a responsible person in SCN”

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Check your Profile - Content tab, you will find you all discussion which is created by you. If you still didn't do that but you are in SCN, then you should do it soon. Close your all open discussions, Mark the correct answer or helpful answers, which have helped you or share the solution if you have found it yourself.

Don't just let the discussion as it is. If you will look into the discussion Advance Payment Invoice through MM

You can see here, OP has forgotten the solution for his issue that means it was too late to share his solution. If he did that at that time when he found that solution, then today we can find the solution easily.

I was blogged forward by Lorraine Fitzpatrick, we both work in Product Support

 

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Intro:

 

 

My name is Carl Connolly. According to the SAP health check, I have a biological age of 21. I am from the Killaloe Co. Clare, former seat of the High King, Brian Boru. It was the capital of Ireland 1000 years ago and is regarded as the rightful capital of Ireland unlike the Viking (heathen) capital that is Dublin!

 

 

I went to the University of Limerick and studied Information Technology and Telecommunications. I joined SAP in 2006 and the Enterprise Portal product support team.

 

 

So to answer the questions!

 

 

1. Share a fun fact/story about yourself that people don't know?

 

 

 

- I had the gift of dowsing but have since lost it.

 

2. Which 5 things do you absolutely want to achieve in life?

 

- Immortality.

- Early retirement.

- Deliver a speech in the Seanad (since I voted for its abolition).

- Complete the Mogol Rally.

- Witness Clare win a few more All Ireland hurling titles.

 

3. What is your favorite place in the world?

 

- The Long Hall, 51 South Great George's Street, Dublin.

 

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Blogging It Forward:

 

I'd like to blog it forward to the following people:

 

Eoin Kierans

Mark Smyth

 

And I would be happy if you could answer the following questions:

 

 

1. What is the highlight of your SAP career so far?

 

2. Which one individual would you aspire to become?

 

3. What's the difference between XI and PI?

Hi everyone,

I was blogged forward by Conall O'Malley.We both work in CRM Product Support. I was already a grizzled veteran of SAP, my career in the company spanning several geological periods, when young O’Malley joined as an innocent, bright-eyed youth; so far he’s stoutly resisted my attempts to corrupt and embitter him..

 

If you would like to find out more about the Blog It Forward Challenge, check out more info here: Blog It Forward Community Challenge. Or if you would like to join the challenge, but you have not yet been tagged by anyone, list your details here for someone to invite you Blog It Forward - Request to Join Table.

Intro:

My name is Brian Patterson and I hail from Newry, a town of 30,000 people nestled in a basin in Co Down, on the north-east of Ireland, which recently acquired the status of city (much to the amuse- and bemusement of its inhabitants).

Fun fact about my country / myself:

Although not a common tourist destination, Co Down boasts some beautiful scenery and has been immortalised in the song The Mountains Of Mourne, from which the following photos are taken (the mountains that is – not the song. I have no photos of the song).

 

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I used to say that everyone should spend some time living in Newry, if only to experience the great joy of escaping the place – but I’ve grown fonder of it in my old age. It's quieter than Dublin but people are friendlier. To “Free State” (Republic Of Ireland) residents it will always be associated with cheap shopping, I guess.

 

 

Ireland is of course famous for its literature and music, two great passions of mine. For several decades anyone unfortunate enough to share accommodation with me had their ears incessantly assailed with my fiddle playing, and I often performed at Irish music sessions in pubs until finger problems put an end to my fiddling. (Note: A fiddle and a violin are the same instrument; don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.) There is little in the way of photographic evidence of my pub playing days, though the following snap somehow survived. I was something of a hippy in those days, as evinced by the next photo, taken when I was young and foolish (as opposed to the old-and-foolish contemporary me).

 

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On the surface, Irish music sounds deceptively simple, the tunes conforming to a small number of very bouncy rhythms and simple scales, plus slow airs played in free time; delve a little deeper, however, and you’ll discover some of the most complex ornamentation to be found in any music. It’s also singularly suited to getting drunk, which will come as no surprise to observers of Irish society.

 

 

Very recently I decided to purchase a tabla, which is an Indian hand drum. This is what mine looks like:

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Indian classical music, in addition to being extraordinarily soulful, is largely improvisational; a competent practitioner must be comfortable in playing 108 functional rhythms and 72 parent scales, and that’s just the basics. It also involves “micro-tones”, tiny changes in pitch that are too subtle to be notated. I expect to spend the coming years a state of perpetual bewilderment as I attempt to unravel the secrets of this music.

 

 

 

Moving swiftly along to the second of my passions listed above, it’s worth noting that Ireland produced four Nobel Literature laureates in the twentieth century, which is quite an achievement for an island with a population of around 5 million; this feat is all the more remarkable given that perhaps the most revered all Irish writers, James Joyce, who practically redefined the novel, is not part of that group.

 

My personal favourite among Ireland’s writers is Flann O’Brien, who authored two of the most hilarious and imaginative novels ever written. The Third Policeman is a comic masterpiece, at once dark and hilarious, macabre and surreal. It features a highly cogent argument demonstrating how the atomic theory is turning people into bicycles, along with a fictional philosopher-physicist ‘de Selby’, whose completely absurd theories sound almost plausible in the framework of the novel’s demonic logic. De Selby, noting that light takes a portion of time, however small, to reach its target, came upon the idea that if a network of mirrors were aligned properly a viewer could actually see into the past through a series of repeated reflections.

 

His other masterpiece, At Swim-Two-Birds is even more creative and may well be the most quintessentially Irish novel ever written. The Latin American literary giant Jorge Luis Borges described it as follows:

“I have enumerated many verbal labyrinths, but none so complex as the recent book by Flann O'Brien, At Swim-Two-Birds. A student in Dublin writes a novel about the proprietor of a Dublin public house, who writes a novel about the habitues of his pub (among them, the student), who in their turn write novels in which proprietor and student figure along with other writers about other novelists. The book consists of the extremely diverse manuscripts of these real or imagined persons, copiously annotated by the student. At Swim-Two-Birds is not only a labyrinth; it is a discussion of the many ways to conceive of the Irish novel and a repertory of exercises in prose and verse which illustrate or parody all the styles of Ireland.”

 

However, I suspect the author may have been even more pleased by Dylan Thomas’s recommendation:  "This is just the book to give your sister – if she's a loud, dirty, boozy girl". So check it out!

Questions asked by Conall:

1.If you were back in school again, what would you choose to study?h5>

Music

What is your personal life dream?

I guess reaching enlightenment is out of the question, so I’ll settle for contentment and a good life with my wife (boring, I know).

3.If you could invite 3 people (dead/alive) to dinner, who would it be and why?

Flann O’Brien (for his acerbic wit), Noam Chomsky (to tap his brain, and to have someone less acerbic who can match O’Brien’s linguistic brilliance) and John Coltrane (for being John Coltrane).

 

Blogging It Forward:

I would like to blog it forward to the following people:

David Wilson Kizito

Fiona Ryan

Zeituni Baraka

 

 

And I would be happy if you could answer the following questions:

 

  1. If you could have a super power what would it be?
  2. If you could change one thing about your personality what would it be?
  3. Share a fun fact/story about yourself that people don't know

 

 

I hope you enjoyed my BIF! Feel free to comment or ask me any questions you'd like in the comments below!

 

Please remember to follow the Blog It Forward Chain in order to be updated when the people you "Blog It Forward" to post the links to their "Blog It Forward

I was blogged forward by Lorraine Fitzpatrick we both work in Product Support.

 


If you would like to find out more about the @Blog It Forward Community Challenge , check out more info here: Blog It Forward Community Challenge

 


Or if you would like to join the challenge, but you have not yet been tagged by anyone, list your details here for someone to invite you Blog It Forward- Request to Join Table

 


Intro

 

My name is Troy Cronin and I am 24 years old. I'm born and raised in Clonsilla Dublin. My childhood days were spent playing football, rallying scramblers and playing tip the can as you do !


I attended my local primary school and secondary school and began work at 15 years old. My first job was based in Baldoyle in a HGV garage were I spent two years and received training as a D.O.E. HGV tester. When I turned 17 I began studying Enterprise Computing in Dublin City University and also took on employment in Burger King Blanchardstown/ILAC Centre. I spent four years working for Burger King to keep me going through college and get some savings set aside for the future.


During my third year in DCU we were sent out on an internship for 6/8 months depending on the company and I ended up landing a job here with SAP Ireland in the Product Support Enterprise Portal team. I was an SAP intern from Febuary 2012 up until September 2012 and really enjoyed my experience and found it to be a welcome change from flipping burgers in BK!


When I completed my internship and returned to sit my final year of study in DCU I had the intention of returning to SAP as a full time employee once I graduated which I have been lucky enough to do. I started back in SAP as a full timer in July 2013 after finishing up in DCU and look forward to pursuing a great career here.


Share a fun fact/story about yourself that people don't know


I'm like any other young man with the exception of not posessing the ability to grow any facial hair including a worthy moustache.

 


Which 5 things do you absolutely want to achieve in life?

 

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Camping trip to Alaska
Drive across Route 66
Shake hands with Denzel Washington
Audi R8
Big house in Stepaside/Glenagery

What is your favorite place in the world?

 

Undecided

 


Blogging it forward

 


I'd like to blog it forward to the following people:

 

Barry McEvoy

James Connolly

 

And I would be happy if you could answer the following questions:

 

1. What is your personal life dream?
2. What is your professional life dream?
3. How do you think the way you were raised affects your Career?

First, A Bit About Me:

 

I am Mohammed Nizam, 30years old .I am a SAP Basis/Security consultant working in this area for almost 4 years now currently working with IBM. In addition, I often do Support and Performance tasks in Bank analyzer, BI server (like trying out the new UI5 features).

 

About my born place:

 

Born in Nizamabad District and Brought up Hyderabad.  Completed my masters from Hyderabad. Basically called a Hyderabadi.

 

Must Eat in Hyderabad...

Hyderabad is incomplete without talking about its food - a rich blend of royal Mughlai flavours, Nizams special, and spice-up culinary traditions of South India.

Must eat dishes in Hyderabad are:

  • Hyderabadi Biryani
  • Pathar-ka-Ghosht
  • Nahari
  • Haleem
  • Double-ka-Meetha
  • Khubani-ka-Meetha
  • Seviyon-ka-Meetha
  • Kheer

   

Most Popular...

Most popular dish of Hyderabad is Hyderabadi Biryani. Ask anybody about their favorite dish of Hyderabad, and they will definitely tell you Hyderabadi Biryani.

Prepared in a unique style - a blending of Mughal kitchen with the style of cooking practised by the Nizams - Hyderabadi Biryani has a distinct aroma.

 

Biryani has many variants like Mutton Biryani, Chicken Biryani, Biryani Khaam, Biryani Zard or Zafrani or the most exotic of all Joban Malti Biryani in which mutton, partridges and quails were cooked with rice.

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Hyderabadi Biryani Dish

Must try during Ramadan...

Hyderabadi Haleem Dish If you are here during the month of Ramadan (Holy Month of Muslims) then you should never miss “Haleem” the best dish Hyderabad has to offer. Muslims break Ramzan fast with this perfect dish because of its high nutritional value. Nothing can quite beat the flavor, taste and consistency of the Haleem you get here. Haleem or minced meat cooked with butter and ground wheat.

Also it is a traditional opening dish during important ceremonies. So not only in Ramadan but in rest of the year also you can try Haleem.

 

 

 

 

Best places to try Haleem are Pista House (very famous specially for Haleem) near Charminar, Madina Hotel and Nayaab Hotel at Old city and Cafe 555 at Masab Tank. I get chance to eat Haleem from Cafe 555 daily, as my home and office is very close to it.

 

 

 

Airport

 

The Hyderabad Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Shamshabad will help Hyderabad take the giant leap into tomorrow.

Located 22 km from the city of Hyderabad, in India named after former prime minister of India, Rajiv Gandhi.

A Kingfisher Airlines Airbus A320, became the first plane to land at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at 15:10 on Tuesday, February 12th 2008.

Hyderabad International Airport at Shamshabad

 

Hyderabad Airport Portrait India - Urban Resource E514 Tour

 

 

Salient features of the Airport

  • India's first Greenfield Airport developed through a Public Private Partnership initiative.
  • Mandate to Build, Own and Operate the Airport for 60 years
  • Terminal with initial capacity to handle 12 million passengers per annum
  • Modern concept of an Airport Village for use of all "meeters and greeters"
  • Great leisure and shopping experience, featuring global brands across Duty Free, Retail, Food and Beverage categories
  • Transport facility from across the city through Shuttle Buses, Radio Taxis and Executive Car Service
  • Country's longest runway 4.26 km, ensuring smooth take - offs and landings
  • 130 common check-in, 16 self check-in and 46 immigration counters, providing smooth passenger flow and minimum queuing
  • Four level in-line baggage handling security system
  • Ample parking facilities for over 3000 cars
  • A 308 Room Business Hotel as part of Airport facility
  • 25 Room lounge with shower and nap room facilities
  • A 17 bed medical centre with quality health care for passengers

 

 

Hyderabad Tourist Attractions

 

 

Best places to see in Hyderabad

 

Andhra Pradesh has a rich cultural heritage. The rich history, architecture and culture makes the natives feel proud. The beautiful beaches, hills, wildlife, forests and temples let the state vital for visitors of every age. Here we try to brief some of the places without seeing which the tour of Andhra Pradesh is incomplete.

Charminar Charminar, Andhra Pradesh

The Charminar is a signature minaret of Hyderabad . The square shaped building of granite is build upon four arches each in four different directions.
Each corner of the square structure has a meter high. It is because of these four minars the building is called Charminar. Each minar rises from a lotus-leaf base which is practically a characteristic feature of Qutub Shahi buildings.

Mecca Masjid Mecca Masjid, Andhra Pradesh

It is the largest mosque in the world situated beside Charminar which accommodates nearly 10,000 people at one time. Mecca Masjid is so called because it is said that the bricks used to build the central arch were brought from Mecca. Though Qutb Shahis started the project it was Aurangzeb who completed it in 1694. Fifteen graceful arches; five in each of the three sides, support the roof.

Salar jang Museum Salar Jung Museum, Andhra Pradesh

Salar jang Museum is situated on southern bank of river Musi. The museum has 34 galleries. Special sections for children and library are housed in which good collections of Mir Yusuf Ali Khan and others from all over the world is there. Other than these, exquisite collection of precious piece of Ivory and Marble sculptures forms the collection.

Ramoji Film city Ramoji Film City, Andhra Pradesh

It is a film studio with all kind of arrangements for filmmakers and many entertainment settings for youth. The complex spreads in 2,000 acres. Film producer Ramoji Rao, opened the place in 1996 in association with Usha Kiron Movies. It is also a popular tourism and recreation centre.

 

 

Golconda Fort Golconda Fort, Andhra Pradesh

Golconda fort is one of the famous forts of India originated in Kakatiyas period. Earlier Golconda was a mud fort which was later rebuilt by Qutb Shahi Kings.
The fort has amazing acoustics and ingenious water supply system and also has the famous Fateh Rahben gun. Sound & Light Show happens at Golconda Fort.

I was blogged forward byGerry Hodgins, we both work in Product Support

 

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Intro:

 

My name is Lorraine Fitzpatrick, I am 29 (ish) and I am originally from a small town called Virginia in county Cavan but live in Dublin Ireland. Cavan is known as the 'lake county' as it is said to harbour a lake for every day of the year (365 lakes so as you can imagine there is a lot of fishing!). It was a great place to grow up and I love going back home at weekends.

 

 

I completed my degree in Athlone Institute of Technology and masters in University College Dublin. When I first joined SAP I worked in the global IT support centre and was dealing with SAP employees IT related issues. I really enjoyed my time there as there was a lot of people of a similar age who were also just starting out after college. A few years later I moved to Product Support and work in the Enterprise Portal team with a really great team (who won the Product Support Employee Engagement cup this year!).

 

 

If you were back in school again, what would you choose to study?

 

 

Possibly Horticulture, I love the idea of growing many plants and vegetables, working outdoors and then selling produce at farmers markets... though I may need a lotto win to support myself.

 

 

What is you personal life dream?

 

 

Most importantly to be happy and healthy

 

And maybe one day to own a Chanel classic flap bag

 

 

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If you could invite 3 people (dead/alive) to dinner, who would it be and why?

 

 

1) Audrey Hepburn

To talk about her style, acting and her philanthropic endeavors

 

2) Brad Pitt

Seems like a genuinely decent funny guy who is also incredibly easy on the eye..he really doesn't have to talk he can just sit and eat looking handsome

 

3) Elvis or Shane McGowan (from Irish band The Pogues)

Either would do, just to hear the crazy stories and have a sing song

 

 

Blogging It Forward:

 

I'd like to blog it forward to the following people:

 

Troy Cronin

Carl Connolly

 

 

And I would be happy if you could answer the following questions:

 

  1. Share a fun fact/story about yourself that people don't know
  2. Which 5 things do you absolutely want to achieve in life?
  3. What is your favorite place in the world?

Hi Everyone,

 

Thanks Marian O’Connell for BIF’ing me. Myself and Marian work on the PLM team in Product Support in Dublin, Ireland. We’ve been working
together since 2011.

 

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Challenge
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Intro:

My name is Siobhan McGarry. I’ve been working in SAP for 8 years now (Time flies when you're having fun). Before SAP I did some travelling on a gap year after graduating from IT Tallaght. I’m originally from Tallaght but in the 8 years I’ve been at SAP I’ve gotten married, have 2 amazing children aged 3 and 1 (keeping me very busy and very tired) and moved to the picturesque village of Kill in Kildare.

 

Share a fun fact about my country / myself that people do not know:

Kill is a very small village (population 2,500) on the outskirts of Kildare along the Dublin border - 8 minutes from Citywest to be precise. Although a small village, it has had some pretty interesting visitors and attention in recent years. Our most famous resident is the very successful Grand National champion jockey Ruby Walsh. 

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In 2000, at his first attempt, Ruby won the prestigious Aintree Grand National on his fathers horse Papillon. Needless to say the residents in Kill
were thrilled for the young local jockey, and thrilled they had all put a bet on in the bookies
Ruby and Papillon were given a very warm welcome home back to Kill as residents, news papers and news channels such as RTE and Sky News broadcast their homecoming across Ireland and Britain bringing great excitement to our little village.

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Since 2000, Ruby has went on to win 4 other Grand Nationals and has managed to be crowned Champion National Hunt Jockey in Ireland on eight occasions, as well as many other titles. He is generally acknowledged as being one of Irelands best jump jockeys in recent decades.

 

The picturesque village of Kill has had some other celebrity visitors keen to get involved in the popular horse racing. In 2003 after a day out at the races in nearby Naas, U2 frontman Bono, Robert DeNiro and our then Thaoiseach (head of the Irish government) Bertie Ahern popped into my local pub, The Old House, for a few ‘quiet’ pints of Guinness.
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It was a quiet Monday evening in the Old House when the trio arrived but word quickly spread of the famous visitors and soon the pub was bustling with locals trying to get a glimpse of the famous visitors. Apparently, one local lady was very excited to see the visitors and insisted on getting her photo taken with her favourite… she now has a lovely picture of her herself and Thaoiseach Bertie Ahern! Perhaps she didn’t notice Robert DeNiro and Bono sitting right beside him

 

Questions asked by Marian:

1. If you were back in school again, what would you choose to study?

    I’d like to study our native language Gaeilge again and history

 

2. What is your personal life dream?

    Can I be soppy and say just to be happy and healthy? I wouldn’t say No to a bit of wealth either. And when the kids are older I’d like to do more travelling.  I’ve one continent left to conquer –South America I’m coming for you someday! 


3. If you could invite 3 people (dead/alive) to dinner, who would it be and why?

  • Nelson Mandela. I’ve visited Robben Island in Cape Town and would love to hear about his life.
  • Richard Branson. His career has had highs and lows and his business ventures and ideas are so extraordinary
  • Ed Sheeran...and Ant and Dec. For a very lively night out!


Blogging It Forward:

I'd like to blog it forward to the following people:

Ademola Ajayi

 

Andy Kupfer

Fiona Fortune

I was blogged forward by Ian Kehoe We both work in Product Support

 

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Intro:

My name is Gerard Hodgins . I am 44 years of age. I am from Dublin Ireland.
I live in Clondalkin( next door to Citywest) I was born in Clondalkin, raised in Clondalkin,  spend most my working life in Clondalkin

I guess you could say I am a Dublin lad

 

I originally joined SAP Dublin in 2005.
My first career was in a printing company where I was a Production Planner/Scheduler.
But my interest in computers led me to Griffith College were I received a certificate in software engineering then I went to Trinity Collage, where I obtained a degree in  computer sciences.
I have studied seven different programming languages (not including ABAP) but Java, Vis Basic HTML and web design . 
In 2005 I joined SAP which was my first IT role, working with computer systems 
so please feel free to ask me anything about "printing"  ...

 

 

Share  fun facts about my country / myself that people do not know

I have never lived anywhere but Clondalkin, we can boast one
of the oldest and best maintained  round tower, estimated to have been built in around
600th  century.  You can still climb up to the top of the tower(on special occasions) , which I have done ..

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In  the late 80's early 90's I had a "mullet"  hair style
My Hair was over 2 feet long hanging down my back and  a proper 'crew cut' on the front however there was no such
thing as Digital cameras so I can't show you this ... Thankfully

 

I am a home bird, I have visited many parts of Europe..

Including (and not just) Austria , Germany , France, Spain

 

Again this was all before the advent of the digital camera
so all pictures are stored in a shoe box at the back of a press somewhere and not online
(instead of digital pictures lost in the back of some hard drive somewhere)

 

I can complete the Rubik's Cube of any size in under two minutes , and juggle

For people born after 1979 these are non-computer related puzzles

 

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Which 5 things do you absolutely want to achieve in life?

 

  1. To never grow a mullet again
  2. To revisit all those countries with a digital camera
  3. To be as tall as Lionel Messi
  4. To own a solid gold Fiat Punto.
  5. To have the PERFECT DAY

 

Blogging It Forward:

I'd like to blog it forward to the following people:

 

And I would be happy if you could answer the following questions:

1. If you were back in school again, what would you choose to study?

2. What is you personal life dream?

3. If you could invite 3 people (dead/alive) to dinner, who would it be and why?

 

Lorraine Fitzpatrick

Conor Forrest

Who am I?

 

I work for a consulting firm, which is fairly competitive like every other company out there.

 

I like answering to questions on SCN. Although I am quite new as compared to other veteran members, I have found a small space for me where I try to share whatever I know.

 

 

What is my Dilemma?

 

This question has always crossed my mind, while answering questions on SCN. Am I helping a competition? Is this ethically wrong?

 

When people ask questions, they sometimes ask for too much, asking complete end-to-end solutions and not a particular problem. People sometimes ask for user manuals and configuration documents.

 

Let me be clear here folks, these documents might be customer property or intellectual property of some organization or an individual, asking for such documents is completely unethical. Don't do that.

 

So, when I see such posts I try to ignore them. Because that person asking that question might be a competition. He / She might use that knowledge against my organization and might even take a client away from us. I being an employee, want my organization to grow leaps and bounds and probably become the market leader in what they do.


Just a hypothetical scenario..Would an SAP employee help out a guy at Oracle who is having a problem with say an "analytics tool' that he is building?

 

The answer is a big NO..!!

 

They are rivals.

 

I don't discourage sharing knowledge with others in this great community of SCN. I am just against a few people who ask for too much. Is there an ethical limit to how much one can ask for?

 

Rob Burbank  in his blog Asking Good Questions in the SCN Discussion Spaces will help you get Good Answers rightly mentions "Don’t simply post your requirements and expect others to do your work for you." 

 

Please share your views, and let me know if you have faced such questions and such a dilemma...!!

Masayuki Sekihara is the SCN Member of the Month for December 2014. He is based in Tokyo, Japan, where he works as a product expert in SAP's Customer Experience group, which is a part of SAP's Products & Innovation development organization.

 

Masa embodies SCN's spirit of sharing and engagement. Listen to our interview to hear his advice to non-native English speakers on how to get started on SCN, how he's sharing SAP technologies with high school students, and where to find the passion that drives business.

Can you tell us a bit about yourself, where you live, what you do at SAP, and other things you would like to share with the community (hobbies, fun facts)?

I’m a product expert in the customer experience group which is a part of SAP’s Products & Innovation development organization. Our group rolls out new solutions and gets feedback from customers and provide that feedback into the development team.  I’m based in Tokyo and support customers in the world as a back office.

 

Outside of work, I am a basketball coach for children with autism every weekend in the Special Olympics NPO organization.  I have skills how to teach small steps to autistic children.

 

I was the initial SAP CSR ambassador in SAP Japan. I conducted a “Job Shadow” program and had a class at high school.

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Job shadow program
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Basketball on Saturdays


When did you become a member of SCN and which areas are you most active in?
My SCN profile says 2012 but I actually joined the initial “SDN” community many years ago. I have worked for SAP for 19 years. Previously, I was active in the Workflow and SRM spaces. More recently, I’m active in SAP for Mobile and UI Development Toolkit for HTML5 Developer Center.

 

As an SAP employee, you seem to contribute above and beyond your “day job.” What motivates you to share your expertise? And how do you find the time to contribute so actively on SCN?

I try to spend 30 minutes supporting SCN every morning, like an email check. I started posting on SDN to get practice writing English every day.


Your passion for Fiori comes through in your posts. What are you hearing from customers and partners about the new user experience?
We have gotten good feedback from customers, partners and also SAP internals. I have been involved in Fiori projects from version 0 about 2 years ago.  Fiori was the name for an initial set of 25 apps, but now “Fiori” is a generic term for “UX” for SAP business solutions.


What motivated you to become an expert in SAP’s products and technologies, and how did you get started?
I enjoy getting my hands dirty and trying new things by myself.  I challenge myself to embrace a new role or solution every 2 or 3 years. I did Basis consulting, technical presales, SRM procurement consulting, and product management in my 19 year SAP career.

 

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2013 President's Award

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Pumped up


If a new member came to you and asked for your advice on how to be an active and respected member of SCN, what would you say?
I think there is enough advice for new members, so my advice is for consultants who work in non-English countries. SCN is a good source to find information and ask questions. Those who are not comfortable with reading and writing in English, please try to jump in on SCN. You do not need to write long English sentences. You can add screenshots and paste technical error messages. You will find how valuable SCN is.


Is there an SCN member you admire (OK… you can name a few)? And for what reason?
I would say thank you to Michael Appleby who is a SCN moderator for several areas. He does tagging activities every day and guides members to use the discussion groups correctly. Fiori is wide topic including UX, SAPUI5, Gateway, Mobile, Business Suite and more.  We mainly use the “Mobile” space for Fiori, so tagging helps to surface related information in cross areas. His tagging activities don’t result in points, so this is a good chance to say thank you.


Easy question: Mac/iOS or Windows? Or Android?
Windows in office. iPad at home.


Are you on Twitter?
No.


Note from Caroleigh: Typically we focus SCN Member of the Month recognition on SCN members who are not SAP employees  (although we have made other exceptions).  As we close 2014, we thought it was fitting to make another exception for Masayuki, who shares so generously, embodying the SCN’s spirit of sharing and engagement, above and beyond his role at SAP. Thank you Masa!

 

Every month, a member of the SAP Community Network is recognized for exemplary behavior: sharing knowledge with peers, being helpful and taking on additional tasks to support community engagement. See the list of previous SCN Member of The Month Hall of Fame.

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     For my SAP Idea Incubator submittal I chose to gear my ideas to a younger audience. The reason for this idea is due to the advances in technologies that the world continues to change almost daily. Children of this generation are more tech savvy than thirty years ago. I am a parent and I want my daughter to know, and be familiar with any new technology that comes out to keep her up to date with the learning curve.

 

     When I saw the mission to create an idea for something innovative, I chose to look at children. We are such a society that introduces technologies to babies so they can learn.My thought is why not train children in a format suitable for them to learn while they learn the necessary tools to develop and program within an SAP environment? I believe this would be an ingenious idea. SAP is awesome due to the fact there are all forms of new innovative apps and programs being implemented to keep SAP on top of the market. We have the infamous HANA, we have HANA going mobile and Cloud taking over massive dinosaur aged storage means, correct?

 

     If we are thinking outside the box in these terms, why not find a means to keep SAP above the competitor! Giving the babes a crack at it. The more programmers and developers in the SAP community the better! I for one am working at learning more to do exactly that. My dream is to become a developer for SAP and work with the notorious Vishal Sikka. They say if you dream, dream big! I intend to do just that. Until then I am going to keep drinking a big mug of this coffee....Good day to you all SAP LOVERS!

 

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