400 SAP CodeJam Events and Still Going Strong
Three and half years ago, developer evangelist, Craig Cmehil hosted the first SAP CodeJam event in Berlin as an experiment to see how we could bring together SAP experts and developers in the community while providing an environment where everyone could learn, connect and have fun. Since then, over 400 events have taken place all over the world and we are excited to see our program continuing to grow and expand while allowing you to test drive SAP platforms and tools with the help of the experts.
SAP CodeJam Stats 2012 – 2016
Top Three Topics of the Year
SAP CodeJam is designed to focus on a single topic, allowing participants to get familiar with one specific SAP platform or technology at a time. Here are the top three requested topics of the year so far:
- SAP with IoT
- SAP HANA Cloud Platform
You can find a complete list of available topics here: http://go.sap.com/developer/events/code-jam.html
What are the Experts Saying?
Our SAP CodeJam experts are the backbone of our events. Find out why they enjoy being an expert and new interesting facts about the topics they specialize in:
Craig Cmehil – SAP with IoT:
“IoT is such an encompassing term that for me to be able to go into a room full of people and start to not only talk about it but to show them live with hands on access to hardware that it’s not an unapproachable or impossible area to work with is truly rewarding! On multiple occasions during SAP CodeJam events over the past 2 years I’ve had so many people come to me with the “ah ha” moment or the look on their face and say “I’ve got it now!” So many times someone has emailed me later saying I now get the Arduino or Raspberry Pi, something they’ve had laying around but never knew what to do with. It’s one of the most exciting spaces we have in our field and the fact that it’s been around for decades already means that now the hardware is more reachable and more prominent! I have my own small warehouse of “toys” which has already surpassed the items that I have for SAP and I’m amazed daily and what is now available that years ago would have been impossible or simply too expensive!”
Vladimir Pavlov – SAP HANA Cloud Platform:
“Indeed HCP is one of the hottest topics around SAP presently, we see a huge interest and demand for it in the ecosystem and it is growing with new features and services being released. Recently we added support for Cloud Foundry as beta service which should give developers even more flexibility in terms of developing apps in their preferred programming language. Also, several new HANA services were made available on HCP – e.g. Smart Data Streaming, Smart Data Integration, Data Quality Management for location data. For more news and up-to-date information about HCP, I would recommend to follow the Release Notes as well as the HCP Podcast.”
Denise Nepraunig – SAPUI5
“Personally I really enjoyed being an expert at these events. You are able to visit new and interesting cities and get to know a lot of great people. CodeJams are one of the best things SAP has to offer – getting together, learning something new in a casual environment with free food and without any additional costs for the participants is great. There are always a lot of tutorials about certain topics so you can easily get lost in all this information. Most time “getting started” is the hardest part. So it is great that you can jump-start into a certain topics with your fellow eager learners. So I am very happy that I could help a lot of people to overcome those first hurdles!
What’s new? With the upcoming release of SAPUI5 1.40, there will be support for the new theme “Belize”, which is part of Fiori 2.0. With the current SAPUI5 1.38 release there has been an initial release of the OData v4 support.”
In the meantime, I recommend everyone to have a look at the following tutorials:
What are People Saying?
Feedback is very essential to us as it helps us grow and improve future SAP CodeJam events. Here is what our attendees have to say about us this year:
“It was a learning experience for me, I have no background in coding but I could grasp everything and having a good teacher was a bonus.”
“Great event with a very thoughtful organizational team. Wonderful to meet so many colleagues and brainstorm with them.”
“I really liked the organization and that the teachers were watching our every step and were there to answer any questions and problems with enthusiasm. “
Attend one of our Upcoming Events:
- Aug 29 – SAP CodeJam Bielefeld (ABAP for SAP HANA with Fiori)
- Aug 30 – SAP CodeJam Bielefeld (SAP with IoT)
Read about our Past Events:
- SAP CodeJam Aachen: 3rd SAP CodeJam in Aachen on SAP UI5
- SAP CodeJam Hannover: Recap of first ever CodeJam on HANA XS Advanced (XSA) / NodeJS Development
- SAP CodeJam Wroclaw: SAP HANA XSA in Wroclaw
Want to read more? Find a complete list of all our blogs here: http://scn.sap.com/community/events/codejam
Highlights of Past SAP CodeJam events:
View photo albums of past events here: https://www.facebook.com/sapdevelopers/photos
Not sure what SAP CodeJam is?
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.
How can you request a CodeJam event?
Anyone can host an SAP CodeJam event in their city. If you are interested, please send your request to email@example.com and include the following info in the email: name and email of the local contact person for the event, country and city in which the event will take place, estimated number of attendees (25 – 40), topic of the event, location, 3 possible dates. Someone in the SAP CodeJam team will get back to you within 1 – 2 days to confirm and finalize the details. Click here for additional information about these events. We are now accepting requests!
Great recap! Looking forward to helping bring more of these in the US!