Those of us who have been around SCN (SDN) for a while might recall the really passionate efforts of Eddy De Clercq (his Grumpy persona much missed by me around here lately) also assisted by others such as Valery Silaev in creating a world view of SDN members back in June 2006
"This is yet another example how SDN brings people together and can collaborate without hearing/speaking toe each other. The result is a real fine application. But you don't have to believe me, have a look at the new SDN world yourself and don't be a killjoy by not submitting your data."
Version 1 - We are the world - first attempt to put the SDN Community world on a map.
Version 2 - Le petit monde de Freddy -How a relatively simple idea and implementation became a little nightmare, which ended in a better world after all.
Version 3 - From the Grumpy Old Man: Hoy en el mundo - What happened with the SDN World today?
His application is no longer hosted or accessible but the idea has lived on in my head for a really long time. Wouldn't it be great, like in Dopplr or TripIT if someone here created a REST application or some widget thingie to allow community members to map themselves? Perhaps linked to their Business Cards?
The idea came up in my thinking today when Jim Spath asked who else in the St. Louis area was going to SAP Inside Track or might consider going from a geographic/local perspective. See: Call for Speakers SAP Inside Track Saint Louis July 30th, 2010
So who is up to the challenge to create a New World view with voluntary self mapping?
I'd love to see where my colleagues are (if they choose to expose that) and invite them...where else? .....to my basement. By the way just had a visit this week from SAP Mentor Suresh Datti.