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SAP Lumira BizViz Hackathon

JOIN FREE and compete for $3,000 in PRIZES

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Hey DataViz & JavaScript Community!

Interested in applying your programming expertise alongside like-minded professionals and enthusiasts to address business needs?

Join us in September at SAP Labs in Palo Alto,CA for the “SAP Lumira BizViz Hackathon”!


Already interested?


Apply here!



What is the SAP Lumira BizViz Hackathon?

This hackathon is a free event that challenges developers to create visualization extensions for SAP Lumira. SAP Lumira is a self-service, Business Intelligence tool that anyone can use to create data visualizations to better represent their data. The app is free to download for personal use and can be found at the SAP Lumira Homepage.

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SAP Lumira: Self-service data visualization for everyone

SAP Lumira comes with lots of pre-built charts to choose from. But what about a business analyst working for a specific industry or line-of-business use cases, and who requires a kinky & unique chart type effectively tell his story? Well, SAP Lumira has got you covered, as it allows you to develop your own visualization extensions!

This hackathon challenges you to wield your JavaScript & D3.js skills and your creativity to develop visualization extensions that will satisfy real business needs.


When is it?

Thursday, September 10th – Saturday, September 12th

at SAP Labs in Palo Alto, California

What’s in it for me?

Sharpen your JavaScript skills, explore the D3.js library, learn more about Business Intelligence and Analytics, and build charts to solve real problems. Attending the event is free of charge and there’s $3,000 in prizes to win!


  • Learn from subject matter experts about the present and future of data analysis.
  • Expand your network by connecting with SAP’s global base of Customers, Partners, and Employees in virtually every existing line of business.
  • Grow your knowledge of building charts using fresh, cloud-based technology and gain exposure for your creativity.
  • Enjoy collaborating with peers to build solutions for real-world problems.
  • Power your mind with FREE FOOD & DRINK to enjoy.

We will showcase your extensions on SAP’s global community network – so make it great!

High-level Agenda

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Prerequisites

  • Required – good development skills and expertise in JavaScript & CSS
  • Required – basic development skills in D3.js
  • Preferred – development skills in jQuery, SVG, HTML
  • Participants should arrive with a business use case and associated data, preferably in XLS or CSV format. These can be sourced from the participants’ organization, the SAP Lumira Idea Place, or any other approved data sources.

Resources

D3.js Resources:


SAP Web IDE Resources:

How do you win?

  • A panel of analytics experts will judge the entries based on their applicability, originality and creativity.

Rules

  • In order to qualify, your extension needs to run successfully on SAP Lumira.
  • All submissions represent valid business use cases.
  • Participants agree to open-source their extensions on GitHub.
  • Participants are encouraged to write a blog on SCN. Winners are expected to write a blog on SCN about their submission.

I’m in, what’s my next step?

Simple! Fill out this quick application and then stay tuned to your email for more event details and registration information.

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Scan QR code to apply on your phone!

If you have any questions, please contact us at SAPLumiraBizVizHack@gmail.com.

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      Author's profile photo Colin Kraczkowsky
      Colin Kraczkowsky

      *ADDED*

      A Resources section that includes useful how-to's and informational guides about D3.js & Web IDE to enable your success during the hackathon!

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      Former Member

      It's official! We have USD 3,000 in prizes for the SAP Lumira Biz Viz Hackathon!

      September 10 - 12 in Palo Alto, California!

      Author's profile photo Suantak Niangneihoi
      Suantak Niangneihoi

      For hints on ideas for viz extensions, visit the ideas submitted on SAP IdeaPlace

      Author's profile photo Colin Kraczkowsky
      Colin Kraczkowsky

      We have just confirmed that Byron Banks - VP of Product Marketing for Analytics & Big Data at SAP - will be joining us as a judging panelist for the SAP Lumira BizViz Hackathon! Game faces on everybody!

      Author's profile photo Colin Kraczkowsky
      Colin Kraczkowsky

      The SAP Lumira BizViz Hackathon: 6 days from today!


      Hopefully all of you have received an invitation to a Hackathon SAP Jam Group - if you haven't yet don't worry, yours is on its way! This group is your gateway to all things SAP Lumira BizViz Hackathon including resources for developing extensions, hackathon rules, and sample ideas for extensions.

      So make sure to accept the invite and check the page out!

      The BizViz Hack Team

      Author's profile photo Colin Kraczkowsky
      Colin Kraczkowsky

      The SAP Lumira BizViz Hackathon: 5 days from today!


      And we are arming ourselves with stacks of snacks on snacks! Is your treat-of-choice not present? Let us know - and we will make it happen. Let's get shnacking ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      See you on Thursday!

      Stay hungry my friend,

      The BizViz Hack Team

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      Former Member

      looks awesome, Colin. Is that all for day 1?

      Author's profile photo Colin Kraczkowsky
      Colin Kraczkowsky

      All for me for Day 1 - but I'm not opposed to sharing ๐Ÿ˜†

      The pantry is fully loaded including some surprises for Friday & Saturday!

      Author's profile photo Colin Kraczkowsky
      Colin Kraczkowsky

      The SAP Lumira BizViz Hackathon: 4 days from today!


      And we want to make sure you're fully prepared. So if you haven't yet make sure to check out the Hackathon Resources section to brush up on your D3 knowledge and explore SAP Web IDE, an extensible development environment.

      We want you to be fully enabled to take on this challenge Friday & Saturday so, as always, give us a shout at SAPLumiraBizVizHack@gmail.com with any additional resources you might need.


      The BizViz Hack Team

      Author's profile photo Colin Kraczkowsky
      Colin Kraczkowsky

      The SAP Lumira BizViz Hackathon: 3 days from today!


      Excited to announce that we will have Matt Lloyd - Product Specialist - joining us on Friday to give you all the down low on SAP Lumira as we enter the first day of hacking!

      Interested in getting a headstart? Check out the videos on SAP Lumira's YouTube playlist for product demonstrations, customer testimonials, and roadmap updates.


      ๐Ÿ˜‰

      The BizViz Hack Team

      Author's profile photo Colin Kraczkowsky
      Colin Kraczkowsky

      Want a Head Start for the Hackathon? Tune in for Web IDE webinar!

      The SAP Lumira BizViz Hackathon: 2 days from today!

      Not sure what we mean when we say "SAP Web IDE"? Were you aware that it's the development environment on which SAP Lumira packages extensions? If not - that's not a problem because we have just added an SAP Web IDE webinar taking place on Wednesday, September 9 at 3:00 pm PDT!

      Tune in tomorrow as Yoram Hod - SAP Solution Architect - directs you on how to get up and running with this tool. Access to the presentation is listed below:

      Are you as excited as we are?

      The BizViz Hack Team

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      Former Member

      While Colin is doing the count down -The SAP Lumira BizViz Hackathon: 2 days from today! - we got more exciting news to share: Apparently our 'Early Talent Team' - aka Recruiting - will stop by on Friday or Saturday. So if you are student and look for opportunities, polish up your resume!

      The BizViz Hack Team

      Author's profile photo Colin Kraczkowsky
      Colin Kraczkowsky

      The SAP Lumira BizViz Hackathon: is TOMORROW!


      Thursday is less than 24 hours away which means...

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      Practically doesn't even cover it - the SAP Lumira BizViz IS here! And we are ready and eager to welcome everyone who registered for the Hackathon Kick-Off (Day 1): Discover SAP Lumira event being held on Thursday, September 10 from 5:00 to 9:00 pm PDT in SAP Labs' Co-Innovation Lab in Building 1 located at 3410 Hillview Avenue, Palo Alto, CA.

      Can't wait to get a "viz"ual of everyone Thursday evening!

      The BizViz Hack Team

      Author's profile photo Suantak Niangneihoi
      Suantak Niangneihoi

      Want to get started with a sample working project?

      Check out: Sample Project - Population Pyramid Chart

      Join the SAP Lumira BizViz Hackathon jam group for updates and resources. Go ahead and accept our group invitation if you already haven't!

      Looking forward to a fun time networking and hacking together the next couple of days! ๐Ÿ™‚

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      We just went through the SAP Idea Place and reviewed the Viz relevant ideas: we added 20+ as potential candidates for the hackathon!

      To all participants: log on to our Hackathon Jam Group, you'll find it all there, ready for you to STRIKE ๐Ÿ˜Ž

      Author's profile photo Colin Kraczkowsky
      Colin Kraczkowsky

      The SAP Lumira BizViz Hackathon continues TOMORROW!

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      Thank you to everyone who came out tonight for Day 1 of the SAP Lumira BizViz Hackathon - the turnout was fantastic ๐Ÿ˜ณ Special shout-out to presenters Jan-Gerrit Groeneveld, Somya Kapoor, Mitesh Patel, and Colin Kraczkowsky.

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      We cannot wait to see you all plus more for Days 2 and 3 when the actual hacking will commence! The SAP Lumira BizViz Hackathon (Days 2 & 3) will be held from Friday, September 11 to Saturday, September 12 in SAP Labs' Baltic/Caribbeans rooms in Building 2 located at 3412 Hillview Avenue, Palo Alto, CA.

      Remember - to get a head start on the competition - everyone can prepare by creating an account to use SAP Web IDE and pre-installing Lumira Desktop.

      See you for our FREE BREAKFAST at 8:30 am PDT tomorrow!

      The BizViz Hack Team

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      Former Member

      Excellent evening, lots of fun and great vibes!  See more pics on Search Twitter - #lumirabizviz!

      Author's profile photo Colin Kraczkowsky
      Colin Kraczkowsky

      *ADDED*

      The recording of the "Creating an SAP Web IDE Account" webinar presented by Yoram Hod - Product Manager, SAP Web IDE - on Wednesday, September 10.

      Author's profile photo Colin Kraczkowsky
      Colin Kraczkowsky

      The SAP Lumira BizViz Hackathon wraps up tomorrow!

      Visualizing their success:

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      See you tomorrow - same time, same place - hack on!

      The BizViz Hack Team

      Author's profile photo Colin Kraczkowsky
      Colin Kraczkowsky

      Good morning - wake up and smell the pastries ๐Ÿ˜†

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      Today marks the third and final day of the SAP Lumira BizViz Hackathon. Keep our participants in mind as they put the finishing touches on their extensions and begin building presentations to blow our judging panel away!

      Want a sneak peak at our judges?:

      1. Byron Banks - VP of Product Marketing

      2. Alexander Graebe - OpenSource Devangelist

      3. Damien Murphy - SAP Senior Developer

      ๐Ÿ˜‰

      The BizViz Hack Team

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      Former Member