How to do SAP TechEd && d-code 2014 for $199 per day
For the first time ever, SAP TechEd && d-code is offering a Show Floor Only ticket for $199 per day. Yes, that’s right. You can now be part of the conference for $199/day. How far will this ticket get you? Well, if you plan your day carefully, you will be surprised at how much you’ll be able to get out of it as this ticket will give you access to one-time activities happening on the day for which you buy the ticket (e.g. DemoJam/Wednesday only, SAP Keynotes/Tuesday only) as well as activities happening on and off the Show Floor every day like Tech Talks, Hacker Lounge, SAP CodeJam, Technology Showcase, Code Review Sessions, and more.
You can plan your day so that you spend time with the experts learning about different topics such as the new SAP API Management solution, its features, scalability, security, connectivity, etc. Stop by the Open Source area and learn about SAP’s contributions to open source such as OpenUI5 and Apache Olingo, as well as the company’s support for CloudFoundry, OpenStack, etc. And check out the SAP Fiori/UX area to find out about the latest on SAP Fiori and SAP’s UX guidelines and tools.
You can also stop by the Technology Showcase and Info Zone areas to see demos of apps featuring new SAP technology releases and learn more about them from the experts. You can expect to see the latest in SAP HANA, SAP HANA Cloud, Analytics, and Mobile, among others. Visit the SAP HANA Academy area to get an overview of the educational materials available for developers to get started on SAP’s technologies. Aside from the topics previously mentioned, make sure to also get some info on SAP River Rapid Development Environment.
If you want to get some hands-on experience, join the SAP CodeJam mini-editions for 1-hour hands-on coding sessions where you’ll get to explore SAP’s developer tools with the help of the experts. They will walk you through exercises to help you learn about the tools, how to start building your first apps, features, etc. (here is the list of sessions: Vegas, Berlin). Then walk over to the Hackers’ Lounge and see first-hand how IoT works in real-life in a business environment. You’ll get to see IoT demos such as a Smart Vending Machine, Anti-Collission Cranes, Google Glass Apps, and more. Learn about how they were built, the technology behind them, how they were coded, etc. There will be gadgets such as Raspberry Pi devices, sensors, BeagleBones, etc. for you to play with, connect them to a laptop, hack something with fellow developers, and have fun.
Attend the Code Review Sessions and learn how to make bad code good and/or how to improve good code. Experts will go through real world examples and provide tips and techniques to ensure that the code that you write is secure, readable and efficient (here is the schedule of sessions for Vegas and Berlin). Participate in the Expert Networking Sessions and chat with the experts, meet the Mentors, catch up with old friends, make new connections, share ideas, and get inspired!
The Show Floor Only ticket also gives you access to the Strategy Talks, Product Roadmap Q&A sessions, Partner exhibits, Community Clubhouse, SAP Shop, and the ASUG Lounge. The ticket also includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day. The ticket doesn’t include access to the educational lecture sessions or 2-4 hours hands-on workshops.
So, for $199 per day you can really get a lot out of the conference! The question is: how much will you be able to accomplish in one day and report back to your manager? (Maybe spending 2 days for $398 might be worth considering…) 😀
Note: The Show Floor Only ticket gives you access to the activities scheduled on the day for which you purchased the ticket (e.g. If you want to attend DemoJam on Wednesday, you’ll need to get a Show Floor Only Ticket for Wednesday).
To get an overview of activities for developers taking place at SAP TechEd && d-code, click here.