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Innovation Weekend goes SAP InnoJam

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The event formerly known as Innovation Weekend is now officially called SAP InnoJam!  Only the event name has changed; the format of the event will remain the same.  At SAP InnoJam, you will learn, build, innovate, collaborate, and compete with fellow developers and SAP technology enthusiasts.

After the success during the SAP TechEd 2010 in Berlin, Las Vegas and Bangalore, we have decided to host more of these events in 2011.

The first four SAP InnoJam’s will be at DKOM, the SAP-internal kick off meeting for developers. We’ll have the SAP InnoJam’s a couple of days before the DKOM as an SAP-internal challenge around SAP HANA and they will be in St. Leon Rot (Germany), Palo Alto (USA), Bangalore (India) and Shanghai (China) all at the same time.

The SAP InnoJam will also be at all four SAP TechEd’s this year – Las Vegas (Sep 12-16), Bangalore (Oct 19-21), Madrid (Nov 7-10) and Beijing (Nov 15-17).

Over the next months you’ll see and hear much more about the SAP InnoJam events. Stay tuned for additional announcements.

What you would like to see or experience at the events?  What business cases or scenarios would you like to work on?  What kinds of technologies would you  like to get your hands on? Share your ideas or feedback at the SAP InnoJam session on Idea Place.

When discussing on Twitter you can start using the hashtag #sapinnojam and you can follow the Twitter user SAPInnoJam for up-to-date information.

Best,
Rui

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  • great initiative!

    while my mobile tweet app is still locating @sapinnojam, i can drop a few words on why this is a great event, even for those who cannot attend in person.
    first of all, you will have access to more sap than you will be able to digest.
    second, you will meet (or tweet) other sap geeks and an assortment of other characters who like to create buzz about sap technologies, some of them you only know from here – SCN
    third, you will be competing against other teams in a business case setting, trying to showcase technology to solve a business problem.

    i really enjoyed it.

    tweet2 by @greg_not_so

  • Upcomming event seems to be good for developers like us, as long as some of the content is shared for folks like us. I would like to see a SAP mobile application integrated to a non sap BPM tool that runs on all types of mobile devices i.e Android,iphone and blackberry devices.
    regds,
    S R
  • OK, so I attended one of the first Innovation Weekends (prior to the renaming) at TechEd Vegas. I had composed an elaborate blog in my head about the feedback I had as well as some other thoughts on change and, well, it remained in my head as many other deadlines interfered with my dreamy writing plans.

    So this seems like a good opportunity to briefly share a bit of feedback I had on the event before it’s too late. I was going to say in the blog that those who are nostalgic about Community Day need to understand that it’s not coming back in its old way – though at its best, the “Inside Track” events in various locales do resemble some of that vibe.

    However, while I was skeptical that Innovation Weekend would just be a product showcase for SAP, I left that weekend impressed. No better way to learn about SAP technology than to do it. The fact that one of the teams went up on stage at DemoJam and presented a scenario that I watched them develop over a table was pretty nifty and made quick work of my initial cynical attitude.

    However there are a couple pieces of feedback I want to relay, I believe these have already been incorporated or thought about but just in case:

    – while we left the event with a smaller group of relationships we had formed with a core group, we missed out on the chance to get to network with more of the people at the weekend. I believe Bangalore incorporated a “turbo networking” aspect and I think that’s important. Then you derive two kinds of value from the event – core relationships with your small team and a broader group of people you met briefly.

    – We spent too much time sitting the first day listening to SAP present tools that could be used. Only after that period of “flat chair” viewing did the event start to pick up a real interactive vibe.

    These were the two main issues I saw that could help the even be even better in the future. Likely they can be solved simultaneously by creating time for those to learn about SAP’s tools that will be used in an interactive and social manner that will improve also the network effect of the event.

    Other than that I think the event is on a good track and I would not only recommend it but intend to attend future InnoJam events.