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SAPPHIRENOW Orlando is just over… SAP TechED 2012 is just around the corner… It’s time for you to start thinking about competing at the SAP TechEd 2012 Demo Jam.

Whether you want to become famous or you want to genuinely share your knowledge and talents with others, Demo Jam is the stage for you.

Demo Jam is not new but we always try to bring something new every year.

So, what’s new about this year’s SAP TechEd Demo Jam?

We have changed the rules. Although we love to see SAP employees at the Demo Jam finals, we want to see more non-SAP employees competing on the finals’ stage. To increase the number of non-SAP finalists and encourage partnerships, SAP Employees can only compete on stage by teaming up with a customer or partner. Only employees at customers or partners can enter Demo Jam submissions.

We will allow more InnoJam winners. There will be between 5 and 7 competitive finalists at each SAP TechEd Demo Jam final. Among them, 1,2, or 3 might be winners of previous InnoJam events.

We might also decide to showcase one or more SAP demos on stage during each Demo Jam final.  Such showcases would not be part of the competition. They will be invited on stage to show off exciting SAP projects.

With the recent launch of SAP Developer Center it should be easier than ever for anyone outside of SAP to get their hands on SAP software.  As we ramp up the Developer Center, more SAP software will become available. This should encourage creative ideas, which we hope to see during the Demo Jam finals. We hope that many of you will leverage the Developer Center to sign up and enter Demo Jam submissions.

This year ought to be magical for developers! Get your creative juices going and start to imagine your demo right now.

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  1. Jonathan Wilson

    Hi Anne,

    I think the proposed rule changes make a lot of sense and provide the right balance.  I particularly like the idea that even though they might not be competing, SAP teams could use the Demo Jam forum to showcase new technologies / developments that fit into the Demo Jam culture and which could provide inspiration for new ideas entries in the future.

    I have no doubt that this year’s Tech Ed Demo Jams will be a highlight of the event.

    Cheers,

    Jon

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  2. John Astill

    Hi Anne,

    Can you clarify “Only employees at customers or partners can enter Demo Jam submissions” please. Does this mean we cannot combine with a partner or customer unless we are located at their office?

    Thanks

    JohnA

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    1. Gigi Read

      Hi, John!

      SAP employees can definitely participate by working with a partner or customer on a submission but the submission must be entered by a partner or customer here.

      Hope this helps.

      Gigi

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