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2015 Mid Year SAP CodeJam Update

We’ve come a long way since 2012 and we’ve learned a lot! Almost 9000 people have been part of our little event series called the SAP CodeJam in 46 countries and 119 cities around the world!

Now that’s over 250 events!

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We’ve tried things, we’ve improved things and we’ve altered things as we have moved along and we’ve even cancelled a few things like our Virtual format that never really seemed to take off.

We’ve added new topics like IoT and ABAP with Fiori this year and with this post I’ll also be announcing a completely new format that starting today is available to those who make the request.

One constant that we’ve come across in terms of those requests – people are still amazed that the process for requesting an event is so simple. So to clarify, YES to make a request we just need you to email us at – the bare minimum we need in that email is the topic you’ve chosen from the list, the location where the event should take place, 3 possible dates for the event and finally how many people you can handle at that location. We need a minimum of 25 and a max of 40 (have more than 40 then ask us for 2 events!) Remember though to give us 6 to 8 week advance notice!

Not sure we’ll travel all the way to your city? Provided there is no physical danger to our expert then we’ll be there!

I’d also like to take a moment to announce our newest edition to the SAP CodeJam family, now in addition to our SAP CodeJam events and the SAP CodeJam mini edition found at the SAP TechEd events were are happy to announce the SAP CodeJam exclusive edition!

The „exclusive edition“ offers individual organisations a chance to let their own development teams come together with SAP experts for a 2 day combination event. These combination events allow SAP experts to show up to 50 developers from a specific organisation new technologies from SAP and how those technologies may work together with their existing systems.

The event format is specifically ONLY for the requesting organisation and their employees. SAP will send our experts to your location at our own expense, however all additional costs and logistics are the responsibility of the requesting organisation.

What will we need for a request for this new format?

  • Name of your organisation
  • Number of participating employees (up to 50)
  • 3 Possible dates for this 2 day event series
  • Physical Address of where it should take place
  • Company logo (we’d like to include it in our graphic and on our website if that is acceptable)
  • Topic series of choice

Choices for the topic series at this time are somewhat limited and future topics could be added.

  • Series: SAP HANA Cloud Platform & SAP IoT Services
  • Series: SAP HANA XS & SAP HANA XS with UI5
  • Series: SAP UI5 with SAP WebIDE & SAP Gateway
  • Series: ABAP in Eclipse & ABAP for HANA Fundamentals
  • Series: ABAP for SAP HANA Fundamentals & ABAP for SAP HANA with Fiori
  • Series: SAP Lumira & SAP Lumira with BW

Upon approval of your request you will be sent a registration link for your employees to register that we are then able to communicate with them prior requirements and information related tot he upcoming event.

We are accepting requests on a daily basis! So be sure to make your requests soon!

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    • Actually waiting to see how it works out with any initial requests but at least 30ish area would probably seem appropriate.

      • Mhmm.. I understand. Maybe a sort of “eJam” like the eCourses in Sap Learning would be a great way to do Virtual Jams. That might allow people in countries where Codejams are not frequent, attending actual Live Sessions.

        • Hi Dario,

          If there not many CodeJams in your country, you can just go and organize it! All you need is a room and an internet connection!



          • With 130 cities in 47 countries there are not many places we won’t go 🙂

            If you can provide a room for 25 to 40 and help find those people, internet and power then we’ll come 🙂

            I have been considering the Virtual format again but still not 100% sure.

          • Hi Craig Cmehil,

            For the virtual format, what about opening the sign-up for an event and then only actually scheduling it once you hit a certain target number of attendees?  Almost like a kickstarter approach?  And taking that a bit further, what about a small mission/reward here on SCN for those who are “backers” of a virtual event (and of course actually turn up!) to help discourage no-shows?

            Just a thought!



          • The events were always well over on attendee registrations, the problem was on the day of – barely any showed up. Which to be honest defeated the purpose of a live event.

            A badge/mission, OK but how to track it, doing them live I usually saw how many people were watching live but not who.

          • Ah ok, usual problem with no-shows.

            Is it possible to have a live stream where people identify themselves, and have to use the same email as here on SCN?

            Could well be more effort than its worth!

          • I was thinking of one option where they have to connect via a custom server and enter the SCN/email/etc to get access to the actual video but then we are just adding more layers on top of the existing video provider (in the past that was just Google Hangouts)

  • Hi Craig,

    What are all?

    “additional costs and logistics are the responsibility of the requesting organisation”.



    • SAP will cover the travel and expenses of our expert(s) as well as allocate a budget for public CodeJam events for food and drinks. Location, internet, power, etc though fall to the requesting party.