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    SAP is launching a second sprint to collect additional videos for the SAP D&T Academy and the SAP HANA Academy. Are you an expert in SAP HANA, SAP EIM, SAP Sybase ASE, SAP Sybase IQ, SAP
Sybase SQL Anywhere, SAP Sybase PowerBuilder, SAP Sybase PowerDesigner, or other SAP Database & Technology solution?  If so, here is your chance to share your expertise, build your brand, and contribute to the community knowledge!

    If interested, please email [email protected] by November 2, 2012 with the topics you would be interested in recording for the SAP D&T Academy or the SAP HANA Academy. You can see the videos already recorded in the SAP D&T Academy and the SAP HANA Academy.  Topics are assigned on a first-come-first-served basis. Upon confirmation for your topic, SAP will send you a short welcome package that will provide you with the required guidelines for recording your video. Please note that SAP would like your recorded video to be submitted by 5PM PST on November 16, 2012.

Additional Background

    SAP launched the SAP D&T Academy and the SAP HANA Academy on October 16, 2012 at SAP TechEd in Las Vegas with over 210 videos combined. The SAP D&T Academy and the SAP HANA Academy are publicly accessible for free. Initial response has been universally positive from developers, DBAs, partners, customers, press, and analysts.

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Chris Pollach is a Senior Consultant with over 30 years experience in Systems and Software Analysis, Development, Maintenance and Technical Support, mainly in the areas of GUI Design, MS-Windows Programming, Java / .NET Programming, Wireless, Application / Web Server Design & Programming, Object Oriented Development Tools and Methodologies, Data Base, Data Communications and Network application development. He has participated in numerous technical, planning and management roles, as well as consulted and educated in these fields for a diverse clientele. He is also the owner of “Software Tool & Die Inc.” a company dedicated to provide custom software and education solutions on Object Oriented business systems.

As an educator, Chris is certified to teach PowerBuilder (first in Canada), MS-SQLServer, Sybase’s Enterprise Application Studio and EAServer integrated application/web development environment. He is former Certified SilverStream developer (CSSD) and current Certified PowerBuilder Developer – Associate / Professional (CPD-P) as well as a Certified Sybase Tools Instructor (CSI).

Chris has written numerous articles in various popular personal computer magazines, newsletters and is the author of the PowerGuide and PowerExpert products as well as the STD Foundation Classes. Currently, Chris has developed a Foundation Class library for Sybase's PocketBuilder, SAP's PowerBulder and EAServer products and now Appeon Web & mobile products that integrates JSP or ASP web development, Section 508 / CLF web standards and mobile applications. A new Web Service framework has also been released for IIs to support PowerBuilder based web service NVUO's!

Chris recently became a 2nd Degree Black in the TaeKwonDo martial art and has developed a Martial Art multimedia study guide using the Component-One “Doc2Help” and Sybase PowerBuilder products. Since the fall of 2004 he became a TaeKwonDo instructor for the City of Ottawa’s Goulbourn program. He has also been certified with the World TaeKwonDo Federation (February 2005 - 1st Dan and October 2008 - 2nd Dan).

Chris was awarded the Sybase “Innovation and Achievement” award for 2005 as voted for by the International Sybase User Group (ISUG). This award was presented for innovations to the PocketBuilder mobile development product, contributions to the PowerBuilder News groups and support of the Ottawa Sybase User Group.

To round his management and leadership skills, Chris is the former president of the Kiwanis Club of Goulbourn and still volunteers his time with the service clubs in his area. He is also the coordinator of the Ottawa Sybase User group and a certified NAUI scuba instructor. For the last three years, Chris has been voted onto the ISUG Board of Directors and holds the position of "Director - North American User Groups".

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