SAP CodeJam kicked off the summer right with 20 events on 8 different topics in 16 different cities and 10 different countries. In total, developers around the world have had a chance to participate in one of the 250+ events that we’ve led till date!
SAP CodeJam is a 5 to 6 hours event where a small group of developers get together for an afternoon of networking, learning, and coding in an ultra-casual environment all for free. Attendees get a chance to share and expand their knowledge and collaboratively develop with SAP technologies, platforms and tools under the watchful guidance of an expert. The events are developer community focused and supported by SAP, exploring technologies available through the SAP Developer Center.
Where Have We Been?
Topic of the Month: ABAP
Each of the events are focused on a single topic, allowing our attendees to get familiar with one specific SAP platform or technology at a time. This month our events focused on eight different topics:
- ABAP for SAP HANA Fundamentals
- ABAP for SAP HANA with Fiori
- SAP Lumira
- SAP HANA Cloud
- SAP HANA Cloud with HANA XS
- SAP HANA
- SAP HANA with IoT
- SAP HANA Cloud mobile services
Continue reading to see what our Featured Expert Jasmin Gruschke has to say about ABAP!
Get to know the experts: Jasmin Gruschke
Jasmin Gruschke has been an ABAP developer with SAP since 2011. She was first asked to be an SAP CodeJam ABAP expert in 2013. At that time, she wasn’t familiar with the program but decided to give the event a try and now she is a fan of the events.
“I love the garage feeling when participants at the event start discussing about various topics.”
Gruschke states that being an expert allows her to not only teach but also to learn new things for herself and be able to meet people from all over the world.
“We, the experts, learn so much about our customers and partners which, is hidden when we stay put in Walldorf and develop software without or only limited customer interactions. So thanks to the SAP CodeJam team to enable developers like me to join such awesome events where we can meet people from all around the world!”
Regarding our topic of the month, Gruschke states that ABAP is often mistaken to be an ancient and boring technology and language, which is anything but true.
“We are heavily investigating and constantly updating our “good old ABAP” with latest greatest features. For example inline expressions – to mention only one – but be aware, their usage is highly addictive for developers. At the same time, we try to best support ABAP developers to use the capabilities of SAP HANA database, like the new capabilities of Open SQL, the Core Data Services, and ABAP Managed Database procedures. But I’d also like to mention our investments in the direction of the ABAP channels and new protocols. Don’t get me wrong, they of course have a huge business value for Industry 4.0, but at the same time if you rather like to play around, they even allow you to instant message and video conference with your colleagues via ABAP sessions!“
Fun Fact: Gruschke doesn’t take herself too seriously and for anybody that doesn’t believe her, she challenges them to have a look at her openSAP course (the content of the course is accessible after logging in), especially the outtakes. She also keeps an anti-stress pig at her desk who also happens to have an SCN profile (it was necessary for taking the screenshots for the ABAP for SAP HANA with Fiori CodeJam exercises).
Follow her on Twitter: @jasmingruschke
Our next ABAP CodeJam will take place on July 25th in Istanbul, Turkey. Register here.
For more information and the latest updates on ABAP, visit the ABAP Developer Center
What people are saying?
- “The instructor answered all questions, was very well prepared for the event. The tutorial (“walkthrough”) is very useful, it helps us to better understand code which is automatically generated by templates.”
Neckarsulm, June 19th
- “The environment made it easy for participants to give and receive help among each other. Tutorials were easy to follow.”
Palo Alto, June 15th
- “I really liked that time was taken to carefully go through an entire example to build a UI5 application and that it worked. I did not have any prior experience before attending this code jam, but now I feel very confident that I will be able to continue to build upon the knowledge presented. “
Grand Rapids, June 25th
Read more about our events in June through these blogs:
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