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The TechEd season is upon us once again. It’s either the most wonderful time of the year to meet with colleagues and friends or the dreaded week of the annoying ‘I went to TechEd and all I got was this lousy t-shirt’ blogs taking over your SCN activity stream.

This year I will be at the happy end of the spectrum because TechEd in Las Vegas will be graced with my presence. Oh yes, I’m packing comfortable shoes, energy bars, pain relievers, vintage Mentor shirts and am going to Vegas, baby!

Of course, one does not simply arrive at an SAP event without building agenda in advance. My agenda building method has already been outlined in the SAPPHIRE blog. The same suggestions apply here. One (and maybe the only) good thing about the online agenda builder is that the SAP Mentor speakers are clearly labeled with a “mentor lemon”. I have yet to see a Mentor-lead session (on any subject) that was not good, so I’d consider this as a “quality seal”.

A quick look at the session list reveals that 2015 is the grim year to be an ABAPer at TechEd. SAP may try very hard to convince us that they are indeed not trying to kill ABAP. But, ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I bring you Exhibit A showing that ABAP clearly is not a priority anymore in the TechEd sessions:

"Where in the world is ABAP?"

But lucky for us, s0005476310 will be there to fill in the void. His session is TEC125 on Wednesday at 3.15 pm. I suggest arriving early because there is a big chance it will be standing room only. Also don’t forget to bring his book to get an autograph. If for some odd reason you don’t have his book (or your airline regulations don’t allow such heavy luggage), I’m sure SAP Press (or whatever they are called now) will have a shop there. You’ll thank me later.

Another notable international guest this year is steve.rumsby. He runs a hands-on session on Personas (UX263) and, surprisingly, space is still available there. On Wednesday his session starts right after Paul’s, which is quite convenient (don’t worry about missing the first half hour of the networking reception).

Those interested in the SAP Most Renamed Product aka SAP XI/PI/PO/PRO should go to bed early on Wednesday to catch the 8 am session INT111 ‘SAP Best Practice Integration with SAP Process Orchestration and Others’ by daniel.graversen3. Or you could just wear sunglasses – we won't judge. “What happens in Vegas”...

As you can see, my session choices below reflect the state of total confusion in ABAPer minds these days. Should we all become architects? Or integrators? Or UI designers? Well, I guess we’ll find out next week.

Almost forgot. This year there is a Mentor Scavenger Hunt, errr, Catch a mentor mission for TechEd participants. I’ve heard that Mentors can be lured in with potato chips and single-origin chocolate, but don't quote me on this. Mentor list is available here - go get’em!

My agenda is below. (Of course it’s a decoy for the Mentor Hunters, hehe. :smile: )

Session ID TitleSession TypeTimeRoom
Tuesday,     October 20, 2015 
TEC219SAP Architecture Support for Enterprise ArchitectsLecture (1hr)11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Toscana 3608
EXP27285SAP UX Strategy and UI TechnologiesNetworking Session (30min)02:30 p.m. - 03:00 p.m.Lounge 4, Show Floor
ITM226Using ChaRM, CSOL, and Retrofit to Support a Dual Project and ProductionLecture (1hr)03:15 p.m. - 04:15 p.m.Zeno 4601
INT101What is new in SAP Process OrchestrationLecture (1hr)04:30 p.m. - 05:30 p.m.San Polo 3505
Wednesday,     October 21, 2015 
DMM106Introduction to SAP SQL AnywhereLecture (1hr)08:00 a.m. - 09:00 a.m.Titian 2203
MOB104See How Wearable Technology Breeds Successful Internet-of Things-SolutionsLecture (1hr)10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.San Polo 3406
SEC108How Pratt & Whitney Streamlined Their ABAP Security Code Review ProcessLecture (1hr)11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.Titian 2203
UX205New Features of SAPUI5 That You Absolutely Have to Know AboutLecture (1hr)02:00 p.m. - 03:00 p.m.Palazzo Ballroom P
TEC125How ABAP Push Channels Help with Orders and Deliveries at a Concrete Co.Lecture (1hr)03:15 p.m. - 04:15 p.m.San Polo 3503
BA109Performance Analytics for Order-to-Cash Processes in SAP S/4HANALecture (1hr)05:45 p.m. - 06:45 p.m.Toscana 3608
Thursday,     October 22, 2015 
INT111SAP Best Practice Integration with SAP Process Orchestration and OthersLecture (1hr)08:00 a.m. - 09:00 a.m.San Polo 3503
TEC103SAP S/4HANA Overview, Strategy, and Road MapLecture (1hr)10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.Palazzo Ballroom C
UX126UX Directly Impacts A Bottom Line: Intel's Strategy, Journey, and LearningsLecture (1hr)10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.Zeno 4601
DEV206Case Study: Customer-Facing Innovation Platform with ABAP for SAP HANALecture (1hr)11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.San Polo 3503
MOB105Develop Mobile Applications Without Writing CodeLecture (1hr)02:00 p.m. - 03:00 p.m.San Polo 3501B
TEC221Store 360: Real-Time Visibility and Forecast Across All Products and StoresLecture (1hr)02:00 p.m. - 03:00 p.m.San Polo 3503
BA109Performance Analytics for Order-to-Cash Processes in SAP S/4HANALecture (1hr)03:15 p.m. - 04:15 p.m.Toscana 3608

See you in Vegas!