Let’s start with the hard facts:
there will be another SAP CodeJam at bridgingIT in Stuttgart on October 30th 2015. It’s a Friday, we will start at 1.00 pm and it will end around 7 pm: you can already register for it: register at eventbrite
Please keep in mind: this is a physical face to face, in-person event! If you registered and you cannot attend, please cancel your registration so that others can attend.
Our office is located right in the city center of Stuttgart. It’s just one U-Bahn station from the main station.
We’ve got the honor that Craig Cmehil, the initiator of the SAP CodJam format will be our expert on the topic “Internet of Things with SAP HANA.”
I’m already really excited about this CodeJam. That’s going to be a really geeky CodeJam!
It also gives me a flashback. I’m working in the area of SAP software since 2001. I started as a functional in-house consultant for FI/CO. Back in this time there was only R/3 which was not even called Business Suite yet. At this time I could never imagine that SAP will be among the marked leaders for a general IT trend as IoT is. In this time, innovation at SAP was just about better business processes. There was also almost no technical information and documentation on SAP products publicly available. This changed really completely!
Nowadays, there is a huge community on SCN where the whole SAP ecosystem can share its knowledge. There is OpenSAP where SAP offers e-learnings for free! Finally, there are events like SAP CodeJam where we can just play around with the latest SAP technology supported by a SAP experts. We can also give our feedback to the expert and maybe influence the future SAP products.
I don’t want to stress the IoT buzzword too much. There are already a lot of blogs around on SCN about this. But what can you expect if you register for this event? IoT is about connecting sensors to a computer, collect data, analyse data and control things based on the analysed data. During this CodeJam we will do exactly this: connect sensors and gadgets to a SAP HANA system, store the data and analyse them using the SAP HANA database and the SAP HANA XS application server. What gadgets we will work with I also don’t know yet. But I have already guesses.
You can already get a glimpse how it will look like if you read Craig’s blogs on this topic.
As SAP CodeJam is a community event where it is also important to get in contact with peers and share the knowledge, there will be food and drinks provided, of course. Most probably our grill will be on duty again 😆
Back in 2012: CodeJam with Craig at bridgingIT
Hungry developers after working hard at one of the previous CodeJam events