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Author's profile photo Ridvan Polat

Best Ever – SAP Inside Track Istanbul 2015 – It’s a wrap

First of all I should mention that it is an honour for me to being part of this organization and community.


Briefly, it was 5th this year and held in Sehir University.


So we keep saying that this is best ever, why? I think the main cause, we did well promotion this year and our community meet-up’s made this possible.

In our first meeting we had less people, then grew with every single meet-up.


Also we tried a new way; notified periodically by e-mails those who register from eventbrite. Thus, 84 community members attended out of 122 registration.

For more statistics, SAP Inside Track Istanbul 2015 – Let the Numbers Talk!


Lets quickly look into agenda,


Abdulbasit Gulsen welcomed us and explained what is Inside Track and what offers to community.

Then he shared his knowledge about latest news and updates about SAP’s UX Strategy.

Then Serkan Ozcan took place on the stage and he talked about SAP Splash and Build (User Experience as a Service) which is presented at TechEd. IMG_0100.JPG
After some networking Sarhan Polatates talked about S/4 HANA transformation story without the need for slides. IMG_0110.JPG

Just after, Ugur Candan took place and in the strict sense he rocked!


Talked about what SAP is doing in the field of Genomics and how personalized medicine is empowered by SAP HANA in different use cases.


Until now we learned a lot of things and got hungry.

Delicious sandwiches were waiting for us with Tahir Öz‘s organization.


Then my colleague Tahir Öz appeared on the scene and showed us how HCI can talk with cloud and on-premise systems.


You should also see his wrap-up, SIT Istanbul 2015 – My Wrap-Up


Now it was my turn. I made a small scenario; took temperature sensor data from raspberry pi and pushed the data to HCP IoT Services, then monitored the sensor data with a fiori app.

Thanks to Rui Nogueira and his IoT blog series 🙂

After getting some fresh air(!) 🙂   Mehmet Gök continued; talked about new industrial revolution, the Industry 4.0. IMG_0125.JPGIMG_0155.JPG

Last session was ‘Abap on Hana’. Tolga POLAT showed us some sample codes written on hana system.

Everybody was interested in a lot, because most of the participants consisted of ABAPers 🙂


Time to wrap-up,

Finally this years InnoJam team was on the stage (team windrose), and Beste Şahin Polat shared our InnoJam and TechEd experience.


And the awaited moment, Raffle Time!

Thanks to our sponsors, we gave powerbanks and books to the winners.


This time, to make it more exciting, I made a small raffle app. See the video 🙂




Here is all the slides, link.




BTW, this is my favourite tweet outlining the event 🙂

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End of the day, best thing was the smiling faces. Many thanks to Abdulbasit Gulsen to made this possible and his mentorship.



And of course we had an after-event dinner 🙂


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      Author's profile photo Jason Cao
      Jason Cao

      Congrats! Looks like a fantastic event! 🙂

      Author's profile photo Ridvan Polat
      Ridvan Polat
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks Jason, wish you were there 🙂

      Author's profile photo Abdulbasit Gulsen
      Abdulbasit Gulsen

      Thanks Ridvan, I'm happy to see your efforts and looking forward to start next year's event plans.

      Author's profile photo Yüksel Akçinar
      Yüksel Akçinar

      I wish I was there.

      Unfortunately I missed it.

      Looking forward to join the next year's organization.

      Thanks for the blog.