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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


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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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Just over two years ago SAP Developer Relations became one of the sponsors of a really excellent little book centered around Mobile Technology and the Developer. This agnostic guide to all things good & question you wanted to ask is curated by Enough Software from Germany and has over 20 authors, of which I am one. My chapter of on Enterprise Mobility.

 

In the latest SAP CodeTalk, which is below, I managed to get 10 minutes with Marco Tabour of Enough Software, to discuss all about the MDGG

 

 

The guide can be downloaded from here

 

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Before the end of last you you may have seen Craig Cmehil's Blog post on IoT HANA and a temperature sensor scenario (here). After we worked on the example I started to play with Apple's WatchKit under NDA, but as that is all common knowledge now, and the watch up for pre-order, I'd like to tell you what I did.

 

I extended the example so the watch could, through a Apple Watch Glances, see the current temperature registered by my sensor and the maximum/minimum temperatures that have been set for my sensor. Then from an Apple Watch App I could change the maximum/minimum temperatures that Craig had set in a control table.

 

Please take 5 minutes to see my CodeTalk below...

 

 

 

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In my personal opinion, over the last few years the wearable market has been ‘dipping its feet’ in the big ocean of the main-stream consumer. I say dipping because, until now it has really only been on the horizon of the techie/innovators/early adopters (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technology_adoption_lifecycle).

Fitness devices such as the Jawbone Up/Fitbit have been confined to those that are interested in tracking fitness etc and only those interested in the Startup scene or KickStarter market have adopted Smartwatches such as the Pebble/MetaWatch. Even big tech companies such as Samsung and Motorola have had limited success, so far.

 

Love them or hate them, this Friday Apple will launch the Apple Watch, after some thought and design, on their part. With the support of the iPhone/iOS ecosystem behind it, it is sure to be a big winner, not just for themselves but for making the wearable market mainstream*. In a twitter conversation this morning with my friend & broadcaster David McClelland @DavidMcClelland, he nicely stated that ‘Apple has a precedent for resetting the market it enters’ and I could not agree more. This is when the Wearable Market gets real! and the Rogers' Bell Curve of the Innovation Adoption Lifecycle implodes!

 

*I believe this is a Win:Win for everyone, as the mainstream market will now be taken for real, boosting usage and adoption for every manufacturer of wearable tech, in the Consumer Market and the Business Market alike!


But it should be all about benefit to the user!

 

iOS users have seen some Apple App Store updates over the last few weeks, with Apps extending their reach to the wrist & Apple Watch and this is only the beginning, though not all Apps will go that way and should not go that way! Remember it is all about glance and short interactions that can replace those interactions, that would have meant you removing your iPhone from your pocket. Though, even though I say that, we will probably see new and currently unthought-of use cases appear over the next few months as the market grows and users get to grips with wearable tech as part of their day-to-day mobile interactions!

 

The Watch is ticking!

 

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In the follow up to the last SAP CodeTalk, I speak again to Abdel Dadouche in Paris to find out more about how SAP Predictive Analytics 2.0 will be used in the Kraft Hack in Chicago, USA

 

 

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In my latest CodeTalk, I speak to Abdel Dadouche on the subject of SAP Predictive Analytics 2.0

 

 

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