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First SAP Inside Track that too Remotely #SITBerlin

All recording for the SAP Inside Track can be found here.

I always wanted to attend the different events such as OpenUI5, CodeJam, SAP Inside Track etc. but never got any chance to attend physically or virtually as neither any of them was broadcasted live. It was a lazy saturday morning, as luck had it, i saw a tweet from Oliver Kohl about SAP Inside Track Berlin being broadcasted live. This is one of the many benefits of being on twitter and following the right people:) So this small blog is about my experience and takeaways.

Different Sessions Experience

I believe the virtual experience was as good as the real one. I could not attend all the sessions but was able to attend most of them.

Responsible disclosure and bug bounty programs

The first session which i attended was regarding the different bug bounty programs run by different companies such as google,facebook etc. I was amazed to hear that now it is another career opportunity where people are spending most of the time in finding bugs. Does SAP cloud platform also any bug bounty program, don’t know?

Ledgers – how do you even…?

This session was a good overview session by Ricardo where he actually talks about his mis-applications experience:) One of the important key message for me was “ Identity online does not need intermediaries”, for example in our day to today life if we need to send money to someone it is via bank, why do we need bank at first place?

DevOps for ABAP

DevOps for ABAP session was taken by Sascha Junkert  was related to which was a very good one, where we had discussions regarding core value of DevOps,5 v/s 4 system landscape, Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery(CI/CD)how #ABAPGit can be helpful in achieving the same. These days almost all clients are asking questions around the same. ABAPGit is still on trial mode no such live use case as of now. Looking forward to  ABAPGit live cases in the future.

Two different ways to incorporate CI/CD were shown

Overall Summary of the session and DevOps Capability map for ABAP

Tuning ABAP with Hardware mechanics

This session by Dmitrii Pescov was an eye opener session, where Dmitrii showed us how referencing can help us in increasing the performance of loop operations. Does it mean we shall do away with our regular way of coding and start using references? The answer is NO as always their is a tradeoff, if we start using references for our my most frequently accessed data the technique will backfire. So to conclude you need to be judgemental and have clear understanding when to use what?

For more details on boxed type read this blog.

Rightly said overuse of everything is harmful!

Writing a SAP PRESS book

This session was taken by Morten Wittrock  where he talked about his experience of writing a SAP Press book. One thing which i understood is it is not an easy task. Writing blogs is nothing as compared to writing a complete book. One of the question which all SAP consultant has is what will i get monetarily if write an SAP Press book and same question was asked in the session, the answer was superb, the non monetary benefits surpass the monetary one any day:) Some of the screen shots captured

We also had quick SAP Community updates given by Vitaliy Rudnytskiy where he talked about the latest initiatives going on in the community and a small story about his username.There were two other great sessions one was Design Thinking, leadership and creative problem solving by Anne Johnson and other Kubernetes and Gardener which actually I missed as have prior commitments to attend. 

Key takeaways for me

  • Distributed Database are coming in big way. Hyperledger,Multichain etc.
  • Distributed Version Management in ABAP is for real, get on the train. Enhance understanding of GIT concepts and if possible start contributing in open source projects.
  • Implement reference concept in ABAP to understand in detail the impact, pros and cons.
  • Find some bugs:)


A wish if can be fulfilled will be great!

I hope  all such sessions are broadcasted live it in future. It will help our consultants who can not attend physically in staying up to date with what is going around


PS: All screenshot-> thanks to the author and SAP inside track.

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      Author's profile photo Morten Wittrock
      Morten Wittrock

      Hi Nabheet

      It was indeed a great event, and it's really cool that you were able to be there virtually.




      Author's profile photo Nabheet Madan
      Nabheet Madan
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks Morten Wittrock , for the great session! Writing a book is a big achievement.

      Author's profile photo Oliver Kohl
      Oliver Kohl

      Nabheet, thanks for providing your perspective on a remote participation of #sitBER! I was excited this morning to read your tweet and this blog post, confirming that we actually delivered value with this streaming approach. all the effort that went in it was worth it 🙂 I'm not satisfied with the sound quality, where we have to find a different approach to pick up the sounds from the room audio system. Expect an improved experience in the next installation of SAP Inside Track Berlin in 2019 🙂

      Author's profile photo Nabheet Madan
      Nabheet Madan
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks Oliver, the sound was okay, we can live with little bit here and there as long as it work. I would actually thank you and the whole team which made sure this streaming worked?. Now i am looking forward to sit Munich as got the confirmation they will be streaming live.


      Author's profile photo Jelena Perfiljeva
      Jelena Perfiljeva

      Wait, what? There was a live stream? Why am I finding about this after the fact? Probably wouldn't make it because of the time difference but now I feel like I've been robed of opportunity. 🙁

      Dozens of useless blogs on SCN about new version of such and such and "digital transformation" but something really important flies under the radar. Rubble rubble rubble!!!

      Author's profile photo Dmitrii Pescov
      Dmitrii Pescov version of such and such and “digital transformation” but...

      Just like at work 🙂

      Author's profile photo Dmitrii Pescov
      Dmitrii Pescov

      Hi Nabheet,

      thank you for your kind feedback - glad that I could contribute.


      Author's profile photo Jelena Perfiljeva
      Jelena Perfiljeva

      Thanks for sharing! It reminded me of the good old SAP event they were streaming from Newton Square back around 2009. First time I got a chance to see live some SDN legends. 🙂

      I think it's very cool to give others a chance to participate remotely (technology exists, after all). I just wish there was more information about this beforehand. Usually I see "SIT so and so" and tune out immediately because it's always one of those far away places. How fortunate for you to be browsing Twitter on Saturday (which I try to avoid). 🙂

      Author's profile photo Oliver Kohl
      Oliver Kohl

      We didn't promote the streaming that much prior to the event. Last years #sitBER was already streamed, and this year we tried to further improve the quality. But don't worry, everything is recorded and available on YouTube. All sessions from 2017 are still available, and I'm in the process of uploading this years sessions too (still ongoing though). (most) slides are available on the wiki. I think we have a decent quality with the stream and recording and should properly promote it next year. Still I hope you find value in the recording.

      Author's profile photo Nabheet Madan
      Nabheet Madan
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks Jelena Perfiljeva for the feedback.  Totally agree it gives us a chance to see live some SAP Legends. Thanks to twitter notifications which helped here:)