A cool SAP CodeJam on SAP HANA Cloud Platform that took place at the SAP Labs with NIIT University. The University is member of the SAP UA program for last 3 years and have been actively involved in getting their students to learn SAP technologies like SAP Lumira, HCP. One of our SAP Student Ambassadors Vibhor Gupta, who participated in the ESA App competition in Finland and also showcased his HCP solution at SAP Techniversity in 2015, was closely involved in planning this Codejam for us. The Codejam was kicked off by Rahul who welcomed the students and spoke about the Next-Gen initiative for students to innovate on various technology offerings from SAP. He also encouraged students to participate more in SAP events and explore various career possibilities with SAP.
The Codejam was facilitated by Krishna Kumar S and Indhumathi Thiyagarajan from SAP Labs Bangalore P&I team where they gave an overview of the SAP HANA Cloud Platform and explained the steps involved in creating a “personlist” app through the various exercises. The application allows one to maintain a list of persons and is built on Java stack on HCP and uses SAPUI5 for the User Interface. The steps to build the app can be broken into 3 steps. 1. Creating an simple SAPUI5 application for “personlist” app with local persistence using JSON model. 2. Build the personlist service on HCP using Java. Expose the service as OData using Apache Olingo. 3. Connect the UI built in step 1 to the service build in step 2 and deploy to HCP. Based on the above exercises, we then divided students into 5 teams who came up with Apps on the following topics: 1. Parcel management system 2. Web Shopping application 3. Freelancing application 4. Blog for students community 5. Shopping application The students’ solutions were closely judged by Krishna and Indhumathi who considered the creativity, presentation and team efforts put in by the students with the best solution winning some cool SAP goodies such as T-shirts and SAP Next-Gen caps. The winners were the team who developed the app on “Parcel Management”.