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At SAP our 30-hour coding Hackathon competition is the InnoJam. This is where you get to meet with like-minded developers, form a Team and engage the competitive part of your brain. Teams have a maximum size of 5 attendees and we encourage you to either register as a team, or form a team before the InnoJam starts. For InnoJam at SAP TechEd attendance of InnoJam is by a separate registration to TechEd and is a separate extra charge to the conference itself, so check out the links here http://scn.sap.com/community/events/innojam

 

barcainno.jpegDuring the event each Team will build a solution based on a challenge, and then have their solution judged during a six-minute demo to the judges. It is like Pop Idol for SAP Techies! We will have office-hours at the InnoJam, where we will have a number of SAP experts from various SAP technologies available, to give advise and point you in the correct direction. The solutions to the InnoJam challenges should use at least one SAP Technology and can use other technologies, but we leave the decision and combination to the teams themselves. It’s all about learning, collaboration and co-innovation. Ultimately, the best six InnoJam solutions then go to the DemoJam, where the final winner is selected.

 

For the first time at TechEd this year, all three of the pre-conference InnoJam’s, Las Vegas, Bangalore and Barcelona, will have the same theme for the challenges. These challenges are only revealed at the InnoJam and are randomly allocated to each team. Each challenge is a specific use-case that we want the teams to solve, and all will be based around Education & Research.

 

Education at all-levels is key to the development of every nation on the earth, through the fulfillment of everyone’s potential at its highest level. A countries greatest resource is its people and we all have been through a course of education before going onto our chosen careers. Education is the foundation of all of us, it teaches the basis of communication, mathematics, problem solving, social interaction and social responsibility. Nowadays look at any academic location and you will find that it is, amongst other things, striving to enhance the learning experience, track student progress and analyze the big picture.

 

Research builds upon and also combines with education to increase our understanding of the world around us and ultimately will make changes and advances in all fields of modern life. Take any thing around us today, either physical or theory and it has been built upon years of research… Computing and Technology being a great example. The administrative side of Research, such as the planning and execution, is just as important as the research matter itself.

 

Through technology, we can streamline and enhance the processes, methodologies and practices that will cut costs and complexity, as well as improve the experience and the efficiency of Education & Research.


We really hope that you will attend and can’t wait to see what you produce in those 30 hours!


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WWDC 2016 took place in San Francisco, June 13-17 and was the 27th Apple World Wide Developer Conference. At the opening keynote, hosted by Apple CEO Tim Cook, he shared some interesting facts and figures. Currently in the Apple Developer Ecosystem are 13 Million Registered Developers, of which 2 million were added in just last year. There are over 2 Million Apps on the Apple App Store, which have been downloaded over 130 Billion times! Apple have paid developers $50 Billion to date.

MOSCONE.jpgFor this year’s WWDC, 5000 attendees (I was lucky enough to be one of them) came from over 74 countries and over 70% of attendees were first timers to the event. I last attended in 2010 when I was a Mobile Evangelist at Sybase, the last year of a Steve Jobs WWDC Keynote. This year Apple awarded 350 Scholarships, 100 of these were to attendees under 18… the youngest being 9. There were over 100 Sessions at WWDC (which can be viewed via the links below), over 100 Labs and there to present, answer questions & help were over 1000 Apple Engineers. SAP was mentioned on a slide in the Platforms State of the Union Keynote, alongside IBM. The over 100 sessions covered all the Apple Platforms, iOS, watchOS, tvOS and macOS… of which all will have new versions arriving this fall, iOS 10, watchOS 3, tvOS 10 and macOS Sierra.

Apple invited SAP to be part of their ‘Apps in Business’ Get Together at WWDC, which was held in the Apple Labs area. This Get Together drew quite a crowd and the discussions included the Apple & SAP Partnership announcement. Check out developer.sap.com here

Note: You need Safari Browser to watch the videos! I have listed a few interesting sessions below... Happy viewing!

Main Page to WWDC Videos: https://developer.apple.com/videos/wwdc2016/


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Ian Thain

Developer Heroes 2016

Posted by Ian Thain May 24, 2016

Last year across the SAP TechEd events, we celebrated 30 Developer Heroes from our Developer Community, with banner signs around the event. Also if you have been watching SAP CodeTalk over the last few months, you would have been able to see them and get to know them better. As we are now on the run up to Las Vegas, Bangalore and Barcelona, we are on the look out for this years 30!

 

A Developer Hero is someone who has achieved one or more of the following...

 

  • Blogs on SCN or other media
  • Has created a showcase/dev work
  • Helps the developer community
  • and more

 

 

Start at 1m 25s

 

At the end of my last CodeTalk above, I have put out a call for nominations. So if you have someone in mind, send an email with the title/subject of Developer Heroes 2016 to the mail address developers@sap.com and I will put together a list.

 

You never know, your nomination may make it to the final 30

 

In the meantime, thank you so much for watching CodeTalk, taking time to consider a Developer Hero and make sure you follow me on Twitter @ithain

SAP CodeTalk provides “bite sized information about SAP related technologies in interviews with SAP product experts as well as external developers" and since SAPPHIRE on the SAP Developer Portal at developers.sap.com our SAP CodeTalk series has a permanent home. This will over the next few months evolve, where you can watch the CodeTalks in the page as well as search though them. They are also on the YouTube playlist here and that will not change.

 

Over the last year I have been really lucky to me a number of CodeTalk viewers at SAP TechEd's around the world and I have got some really good feedback from you all with regard to the length, frequency and the fact that you get to see and hears folks that you may have only read content from. Another interesting piece of feedback is having them in audio format, so you can download them to your mobile devices and listen, maybe on the way to work. That is a work in progress

 

 

At the start of my last CodeTalk above, I have put out a call for what subjects you would like for me to include in the future. So send an feedback email with the title/subject of CodeTalk to the mail address developers@sap.com and I will put together a list and do my best to get those content experts on a hangout.


In the meantime, thank you so much for watching CodeTalk and make sure you follow me on Twitter @ithain

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CodeTalk with Thomas Jung

Posted by Ian Thain May 13, 2016

Most of you know Thomas Jung from the SAP HANA Product Management Team, well I have had him back on CodeTalk.

 

This CodeTalk is to catch up on what was new in SPS11 & what is new in the latest release SPS12

 

 

Please follow me on Twitter at @ithain and make sure you follow the CodeTalk video series here

Last year at SAP TechEd event Las Vegas and Barcelona, we made some subtle changes to SAP InnoJam and turned DemoJam on its head. Before 2015, only one team from SAP InnoJam made it onto stage at DemoJam and there was no common theme between any of the solutions presented on stage to the SAP TechEd audience. In 2015, all the DemoJam competitors came through from SAP InnoJam - there was no Call for Demos. The theme in Las Vegas Theme was Medical/Life Science, and Barcelona was Energy/Utilities, with each of the teams at both locations solving different challenges.


 

SAP InnoJam drew many teams for the 30+ hour hackathon style event and we are sure it will do so again this year, in all three locations - Las Vegas, Bangalore & Barcelona! This year, each SAP TechEd InnoJam location will share the same theme, but will solve different challenges. The chosen theme will be based around - Education and Research, with regard to Institutions and Facilities, and the specific challenges will be distributed randomly onsite.


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As in years past, attendees are encouraged to either join as a team through registration, to form a team virtually through the SAP InnoJam attendees only JAM group, or onsite at SAP TechEd before SAP InnoJam, so you can hit the ground running! It’s the responsibility of each team and the members of the team, to bring their own computers and other hardware such as Mobile/IoT Devices, sensors, smart watches, etc. and anything else that could be used to create a really cool solution.  We’ll supply plenty of refreshments, plus materials for design thinking and SAP experts, as well as a dedicated local SAP HANA instance for each team, while onsite developing.


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Attendees at SAP InnoJam are in an exciting coding and networking environment, where you can collaborate with other developers and experience SAP Technologies.



We want you to be inspired and can’t wait to see what you will produce in 30+ hours!


For updates, keep an eye of the InnoJam/DemoJam page within SAP TechEd here

In todays' SAP CodeTalk I talk to Holger Bruchelt about API Management



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SAP Developer Heroes

Posted by Ian Thain Mar 8, 2016

Last year we identified 30 ‘Developer Heroes from within the community. They were, in our eyes, developers who had done interesting, innovative, collaborative, new, ... stuff in the community and it was our goal to highlight them at SAP TechEd to be an example for others and as well connect them with you!

 

Well we are just finishing a series of SAP CodeTalks where you can meet the majority of them & put a face and conversation to the name. So over the next few months we will publish an ‘Interview with a Developer Hero’ at the start and end of each week, so be sure to check out the SAP CodeTalk playlist on YouTube, here

 

Each week I will update this blog entry identifying each one in turn.


1. Developer Hero - Tammy Powlas - YouTube

2. Developer Hero - Sergio Guerrero - YouTube

3. Developer Hero - Tobias Hermanns - YouTube

4. Developer Hero - Björn Harzer - YouTube

5. Developer Hero - Steve Lofthouse - YouTube

6. Developer Hero - Diego Dora - YouTube

7. Developer Hero - Justin Molenaur - YouTube

8. Developer Hero - Martin Fischer - YouTube

9. Developer Hero - Bella Rae - YouTube

10. Developer Hero - Jitendra Kansal - YouTube

11. Developer Hero - Gareth Ryan - YouTube

12. Developer Hero - Chris Rae - YouTube

13. Developer Hero- DJ Adams - YouTube

14. Developer Hero - Graham Robinson - YouTube

15. Developer Hero - James Wood - YouTube

16. Developer Hero - Jhon Jairo Teran - YouTube

17. Developer Hero - Chris Paine - YouTube

18. Developer Hero - Jan Penninkhof - YouTube

19. Developer Hero - Sreehari Pillai - YouTube

20. Developer Hero - Jacob Tan - YouTube

21. Developer Hero - Twan van den Broek - YouTube



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This Flipboard magazine uses current content from the SAP Community Network SCN, during the months of Dec 2015 , Jan and Feb 2016

 

Cloud is something we all now rely on in one shape or another, even if we are not aware of it. It is the underpinning of many systems that enable data to be used in many ways.

 

Within the magazine you will find content covering the SAP HANA Cloud Platform and more.

 

Check out SAP Devs - Cloud (Winter 2015/16) by SAP Developers here

 

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This Flipboard magazine uses current content from the SAP Community Network SCN, during the months of Dec 2015 , Jan and Feb 2016

 

Database technology for SAP covers many areas, but none more important to the future of Enterprise Computing as the in-memory database SAP HANA.

 

Within the magazine you will also find content covering ASE, IQ, Replication Server and more.

 

Check out SAP Devs - Database (Winter 2015/16) by SAP Developers here

 

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This Flipboard magazine uses current content from the SAP Community Network SCN, during the months of Dec 2015 , Jan and Feb 2016

 

Mobile is now a part of most of our lifestyle and reaches most areas of our everyday lives… Relaxation, Shopping, Social etc. It is also now a foundation of Enterprise Business, allowing the extension of business data and existing systems into the hand of the mobile information worker, out on the road.

 

Within the magazine you will find content covering the SAP Mobile Platform , Mobile Secure and more.

 

Check out SAP Devs - Mobile (Winter 2015/16) by SAP Developers here

 

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This Flipboard magazine uses current content from the SAP Community Network SCN, during the months of June , July and August 2015

 

Mobile is now a part of most of our lifestyle and reaches most areas of our everyday lives… Relaxation, Shopping, Social etc. It is also now a foundation of Enterprise Business, allowing the extension of business data and existing systems into the hand of the mobile information worker, out on the road.

 

Within the magazine you will find content covering the SAP Mobile Platform , Mobile Secure and more.

 

Check out SAP Devs - Mobile (Summer 2015) by SAP Developers here

 

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This Flipboard magazine uses current content from the SAP Community Network SCN, during the months of June, July and August 2015

 

Cloud is something we all now rely on in one shape or another, even if we are not aware of it. It is the underpinning of many systems that enable data to be used in many ways.

 

Within the magazine you will find content covering the SAP HANA Cloud Platform and more.

 

Check out SAP Devs - Cloud (Summer 2015) by SAP Developers here

 

cloud-summer.jpg

This Flipboard magazine uses current content from the SAP Community Network SCN, during the months of June, July and August 2015

 

Database technology for SAP covers many areas, but none more important to the future of Enterprise Computing as the in-memory database SAP HANA.

 

Within the magazine you will also find content covering ASE, IQ, Replication Server and more.

 

Check out SAP Devs - Database (Summer 2015) by SAP Developers here

 

database-summer.jpg

In the last few CodeTalks I have spoken to 3 of our SAP Developer Heroes. These guys have been out in the 'wild' presenting SAP Technology etc to areas that some may never have see SAP before! Check them out below...

 

 

 

 

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