For any self respecting developer of iOS, macOS, watchOS, tvOS, there is one key event per year, that they would want to attend. By this I mean Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference or WWDC, which this year (2017) is taking a move back to San Jose. Check out https://developer.apple.com/wwdc/.
WWDC is where developers get into some cool in-depth sessions, meet Apple experts, listen to guest speakers, meet with like-minded developers and learn about new technologies with hand-on labs… but you have to have a WWDC ticket! WWDC is always oversubscribed and tickets in previous years have sold out in seconds. In the last few years you have to apply to a ‘lottery’ that if you’re lucky enough you get to buy the ticket, so there are always developers that are not lucky enough to get in. I have been lucky enough to attend WWDC twice, once in 2010, where I saw Steve Jobs announce the iPhone 4 and last year where Tim Cook took the company to new heights!
Outside and alongside WWDC there has grown a scene of alternative developer community events, within a stones throw of the location, that are not run by Apple. These events are available for both WWDC and non-WWDC attendees to take part in. Some are free and some have a cost to attend. Non-WWDC attendees? Yeah, there are those developers that will congregate outside WWDC and take part in these events. Recently Apple began collating the list and that can be seen at https://developer.apple.com/wwdc/more/
SAP is bringing its free to attend CodeJam, though in a mini-format to San Jose on Wednesday June 7, as one of these events mentioned above. So if you are in San Jose, either attending WWDC or outside of WWDC you can get your hands on the SAP Cloud Platform SDK for iOS! In fact remember you can catch up with what is happening with the Apple and SAP Partnership at http://www.sap.com/apple
If you do not know, SAP CodeJam is traditionally a 5 to 6 hours face-to-face, hands-on coding and networking event where attendees share their knowledge and collaboratively develop with SAP technologies, platforms and tools in a fun and casual environment. The events are developer community focused and supported by SAP, exploring technologies available through developers.sap.com. These technologies have to have a free trial account or developer edition available, so that the attendee is able to continue working after they leave the event. Oh and attendees bring their own equipment!
The only difference with this mini-format is that every hour on the hour, our experts will be hosting 45-min hands-on sessions to help you get started with the SDK and build your first apps. So that’s 10 sessions available in total on Wednesday June 7 2017 in San Jose, over the road from WWDC. All we ask is that you register for one of the 30 seats in each session, if there are any no shows or empty seats we will be able to accommodate walk-ins. Oh and make sure you bring your own MacBook, iPhone & iPad.
We really hope to see you there!
Check it out and register via https://www.sap.com/developer/events/codejam.html