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I'm curious what SAP/Sybase's plans are for any kind of Summit again this year???

Felt that the Summit that was held last year was a great success. However, been looking at the TechEd site, and it does look like there are at least a small group of sessions available for SQL Anywhere. Didn't know if that was going to be increased.

Just curious if anybody could enlighten us on the possibilities of a 2013 Summit!!


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FWIW I've been keeping an eye on the TechEd Educational Sessions Overview page and no sessions have showed up yet in the "Mobile (MOB)" section at the bottom.

(12 Jul '13, 19:51) Breck Carter

For the record...

The 2013 SAP TechEd conference will be held on October 21 to 25 in Las Vegas.

The 2012 SAP Sybase SQL Anywhere Technical Training Summit was held on November 14 and 15, 2012, in Waterloo, Ontario.

It is now Summer Vacation Time in Canada, happens ever year around this time, lasts for a couple of weeks... so, govern your expectations accordingly :)

(14 Jul '13, 09:19) Breck Carter
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Would be nice to know if they decide to do another summit. That was a really cool concept up there at the Waterloo offices. The price break is amazing for TechEd. Based on what I'm seeing I would probably go simply for the SQL Anywhere items they will cover. Appreciate the heads up on that Breck!!

(16 Jul '13, 17:26) Jeff Gibson

The TechEd "MOB" (mobile) sessions have shown up... no mention of SQL Anywhere or MobiLink whatsoever.

(07 Aug '13, 06:01) Breck Carter

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For some of the tools in the SAP house they don't get much exposure at the conferences. I submitted 6 abstracts for the Business Objects conference last fall that were all Data Services related. None of them were accepted. I went anyhow and there were very few Data Services related sessions beyond the "What's New" type sessions. I was rather bored. I submitted five of the same six but with different titles and two of them were accepted for the conference this fall. Go figure. Will there be any Data Services attendees? Probably not many but I'll keep all two of them entertained.

I presented at the Sapphire conference this spring. It was a session on how my company used SAP tools to do sentiment analysis. There were not many attendees to the session. But Sapphire was a conference full of suits and not many pencil-necked geeks.

I miss the Sybase TechWave conferences that were jam packed with technical sessions.

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I also wish TechWave would come back

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