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What is a 'BYOB' Portal Party? At SAP TechEd '05 Boston that means bring a box, install the Portal & have fun!

At SAP TechEd '05 Boston this year, SDN is hosting a BYOB party, where participants can "Bring your own Box", (either a laptop or desktop) and using the latest tools and accelerators from SAP, our team of portal experts will help you install the SAP NetWeaver Portal in less than one day - and have fun while we're at it.

You bring the box, SDN and Intel will bring the pizza, beverages and prizes for a night of fun. And, the box you bring home is a working prototype that you can connect to your own systems. This workshop features learning in a non-traditional and innovative approach - complete with prizes and many categories such as: Fastest installation, fewest bugs encountered, first team to create an R/3 iView and more!

If you'll be at SAP TechEd '05 Boston, what are you waiting for? Space is limited to first-come/first-serve qualified participants, so round up a box and sign up now!

When & Where & Special Notes:

When: Wednesday, September 28th from 5:00 PM until 12:00 AM (midnight)

Where: SAP TechEd '05 - Boston Convention and Exhibition Center

Note on transportation: Participants are on their own for return transportation. Shuttle service will not be provided.

What's in it for you?
  • Valuable prizes and memorabilia sponsored by Intel with Intel inside, such as , iPod Nanos and other cool prizes too!
  • Bragging rights - Winners of the SDN categories will be highlighted in SDN with their awards, AND each winning team member will receive 100 SDN Points
  • A working portal prototype to bring home and bring to the next step such as - hook up into your own SAP Landscape to try out more tools such as the SAP NetWeaver Visual Composer and connect to your SAP development or sandbox landscape
  • A better understanding of the installation process for SAP NetWeaver
  • Great new contacts both at SAP and at other companies.
Requirements to participate:

If you would like to participate in this event, please note the following prerequisites:

  • Attendance at SAP TechEd '05 Boston
  • You must be the employee of an SAP Customer or Partner that is licensed to use SAP Enterprise Portal
  • Each company may send 1 box with up to 2 team members with the possibility of expanding up to 4 team members, space permitting.
  • You must bring your own box with:
1. Minimum 2 GB RAM (for laptop) or preferably 3 GB RAM if bringing a desktop box (we will provide monitor, mouse & keyboard)
2. 20 - 30 GB hard disk space
3. MS Windows OS - 2000 or 2003 (please no XP...)
4. MS SQL Server (trial version will work for 30 days) - but don't install, we'll do this during the workshop

5. Order the SAP NetWeaver Rapid Installer V2.5 (we'll provide instructions to confirmed participants!)

How to sign up:
  • If you meet the above requirements, you can sign your company up by:
1.Going to the following link for the WIKI SDN TechEd Boston Signup sheet
2.Or, by emailing Marian Maravilla at .
3.Please indicate additional team members names who will accompany you and your box to the 'party'
  • Eligibility to participate will be reviewed and confirmed by SAP. Once pre-registered and confirmed, pick up your wrist band at the Info Counter in the SDN Clubhouse, Grand Ballroom Foyer, level 3.
  • If you have any problems, please email Marian Maravilla at You will receive confirmation within 2 days.
Hasta la Bloga! Marian