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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.


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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  • 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.


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.


  • 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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  1. 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˜‰

    Hackathon Snacks.jpg

    See you on Thursday!

    Stay hungry my friend,

    The BizViz Hack Team

  2. 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 with any additional resources you might need.

    The BizViz Hack Team

  3. 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.


    The BizViz Hack Team

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Colin Kraczkowsky

    The SAP Lumira BizViz Hackathon: is TOMORROW!

    Thursday is less than 24 hours away which means…


    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

  7. Colin Kraczkowsky

    The SAP Lumira BizViz Hackathon continues TOMORROW!


    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.


    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

  8. Colin Kraczkowsky

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


    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


    The BizViz Hack Team


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