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Only with a few hours of sleep the 20+ female STEM students and also the five tech coaches, who also stayed over night, started into the second day and the last 14 hours of the SAP InnoJam `Apps for Fashion’: Smart In-Store Experience for Fashion: Design the perfect in-store shopping experience powered by an application (or application bundle) to bring your fashion shopping trip to the next level.

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     Code, sleep, code.

A healthy breakfast followed by an intensive sport session conducted by UA Fellow Brigitte Kleinschmidt refreshed bodies and minds.

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     Sport-Session: Bodyshape.

Back in the Design Thinking Room of SAP’s International Training Center in Walldorf the final coding phase began. Participants were eager to finish their prototypes, applications were tested and final presentations were practiced. A special highlight to mention was the session ‘meet a university recruiter’ In an relaxed atmosphere our female students met SAP HR representatives Kai Hucker and Alexandra Roland and informed themselves about their career paths at SAP.

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     Meet University Recuiter and InnoJam jury

At 3 p.m. finally the student teams went on stage and the final presentation phase started in front of the jury: Esther Blankenship (Ux expert), Nicole Hoeschen (Customer Development) and Dr. Christoph Schroeder (IBU Retail). Every team had six minutes to convince the jury of their smart in store shopping experience powered by an application to bring a fashion shopping trip to the next level. Apps like `Mirror me´ (Team 1), `The changed room´ (Team 2), `My Style´ (Team 3) or `Stylspiration´ (Team 4) – designed and coded in 32 hours overnight – fascinated both, audience and  jury. And also the  SAP tech coaches were satisfied with ‘their teams’. Jury member Dr. Christoph Schroeder summed up: “The ideas of the four groups fit perfectly to current innovations of IBU Retail. Especially the story telling about the application background was nice, and I also have to notice that the results are of equal value to former InnoJam outcomes of mainly male participants”. 

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     Team 1 – `Mirror me´                             Team 4 – `Stylespiration´

And the winner is… Team 2! ‘The Changed Room’ was awarded with an exclusive ticket to participate in the SAP InnoJam prior SAP TechEd Barcelona later this year. “This event was amazing – perfectly organized and supervised by a very cool team”, Yin Wai – part of the winning team – summed up.

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     The winnig Team 2

The event was concluded with an invitation to attend Germany`s Next Topmodel final at the SAP Arena, Mannheim. The InnoJam girls enjoyed  networking and a delicious catering in the early evening and attended a great show opening by host Heidi Klum and singer Jason Derulo.

The end of this evening event is by now publicly well known. We are pleased, that every guest departed save and sound.

A big thanks to all supporters of this innovative event with hands-on experience on SAP’s coolest and newest innovative technologies SAP Hana Cloud Platform and SAP UI5! Congratulations to all the female students who participated. The University Alliances team is already looking forward to welcoming students to the next SAP InnoJam!

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