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SAP Inside Track Milan 2011 – First Italian SAP Community event

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Blog on SDN: http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/weblogs?blog=/pub/wlg/26440

Less than 3 weeks and SAP Inside Track Milan 2011 will be live.
This will be the first SCN Community event organized in my country and it will be a great opportunity to meet in person many SCN members.

Event in details

The response from Italian community goes over any expectation, we have already more than 70 members from 23 different companies, 4 SAP Mentors (yes I’m in :D) and a fully session schedule. Sessions are organized using the new DemoJam like formula as explained in this blog by  Sergio Ferrari; 17 sessions hosted by 14 speakers covering lot of different topics.

I want to underline that this will be an international event with people coming from 3 different countries (Italy, Germany and Spain).

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OAuth2: Next generation authentication API

OAuth2 is the new Code Exchange project that allows you to authenticate on a web based service provider like Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Foursquare using the OAuth 2.0 protocol.

OAuth 2.0 is the next evolution of the OAuth protocol and is not backward compatible with OAuth 1.0. OAuth 2.0 focuses on client developer simplicity while providing specific authorization flows for web applications, desktop applications, mobile phones, and living room devices. (Wikipedia)

Most of popular on line services like Google, Facebook and Microsoft are already providing access to their cloud using this protocol.

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It’s true, I’m an SAP Mentor

Finally I have an internet connection and the possibility to publish this post, well I should say “the Post”, because this is the most important post that I have ever written.

On 16th August I proudly joined into the SAP Mentor Wolfpack. Read the official blog post on SDN.

Do you know who is an SAP Mentor?

This is the definition given on SAP Mentor official wiki

SAP Mentors are the top community influencers of the SAP Ecosystem. Most of the ~100 mentors work for customers or partners of SAP. All of them are hands-on experts of an SAP product or service, as well as excellent champions of community-driven projects.

  • Hands-on expert in an SAP product or service
  • Collaborative attitude
  • Good communicator
  • Preferably working at a partner or customer of SAP
  • Interested in improving products and services of SAP as well as the relationship of SAP with its customers, partners and prospects
  • Proactive engagement

If you don’t hit all 6 points, you can compensate by being exceptional in the other 5.

It’s an honor to be awarded with such significant acknowledgment an I will do my best to deserve it. For sure now I have a incredible motivation to continue my activities on SAP and beyond.

I love my lemon!

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abap2xlsx went to Chicago Inside Track 2011

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Finally I found some time in order to write this blog and tell you guys my adventure on the road to SAP Inside Track in Chicago. I said adventure, it was not a mistake, it was really a time battle to be on time for my presentation.

The journey

Let start from the beginning, I planned to depart from Milan Italy on early morning of 14th July in order to arrive in Chicago at 2 AM of the same day and have the possibility to take my rest before the event.
But this is what I planned; unfortunately my journey was not so easy.

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