Just thought I’d share some interesting news on a SAP HANA Distinguished Engineer sighting at the ASUG Illinois – Chicago Chapter Meeting and the interesting back story. Thomas Jung from SAP HANA PM was asked again to support his local ASUG chapter meeting and deliver some SAP HANA updates to the attendees (The always request him stemming all the way back to his days as an SAP customer). If you know this ASUG chapter meeting, it is less a meeting and more of an “event” with over 200 people attending! Gotta love the power of community and self-organization of empowered like-minded people. Thomas suggested that he could actually show some of the attendees the new SAP HANA Extended Application Services (XS) development features and if the attendees brought their laptops they could actually use it too.
So how was Thomas able to conjure up a hands-on session so quickly? Thomas, working with fellow HDE Rich Heilman, created a “pop up” class room training for SAP HANA development. Essentially it is a BYOD model where attendees bring their own laptops etc, download and install the SAP HANA studio from a dropbox and then connect to SAP HANA One system hosted on AWS already populated with the class room materials and start coding. I’ll let Thomas and/or Rich share more details in a separate blog on what he does 😉
So pretty cool that the attendees are able to touch, use and experience SAP HANA without all the usual hassles that class-room hands-on training setup incurs.
So if you are one of the lucky ones in the room with Thomas today, please enjoy the session – you are in for a treat with Thomas leading it.
For those of you who were on the wait list or simply wished you were able to be there, Thomas has been working with the SAP HANA Academy to make all the content freely available and you can do the exercises on your own SAP HANA instance or on your own local SAP HANA appliance. No doubt he’ll be blogging/Tweeting about that too!
Just twitted live from an attendee (thanks to Bhanu Gupta for sharing the picture). Looks like fun and with cookies too! 🙂