Fame and fortune glory awaits the winner. A good time and a lot of learning for everyone else involved.
Teams will have the choice of selecting from the following three themes:
Business applications can reduce emissions and improve energy efficiency, ultimately contributing to the reduction of greenhouse gasses. The challenge is to deliver a new or improved business application for the enterprise that has the potential to make SAP a thought leader in this emerging space.
Next-generation collaboration takes place both behind and beyond the enterprise firewall, and encompasses social networking, prediction markets, peer-to-peer communities, and more. For this challenge, deliver an SAP product or service that facilitates this new kind of collaboration in the enterprise.
This challenge focuses on applications and/or widgets that extend the value of SAP core systems through mobile devices.
Combinations of these themes are possible too. For example a mobile application that brings SAP folks together to count the rattlesnakes and Mountain Lions between our Palo Alto buildings would count. I guess there is a reason why I wasn’t chosen to participate, my ideas are to far out 😉
I really like that for the first time we have opened up the competition to customers and partners. I can’t wait for it to start and see what the developers come up with.
P.S. It is like the World Series in Baseball. Even though we call it SAP Developer Challenge, this time the developers are only from North America. Sorry. If you don’t like it, create your own World Series 😉