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SAP TechEd Bangalore, more than just a beard…

What should you expect in Bangalore from me in my role as a developer advocate?  I have been super excited for all of our SAP TechEd events but there is something special about Bangalore (Bengaluru).  I love the energy, the people, and the feeling of literally being on the other side of the world.  From time zone changes, to food, to languages spoken, everything is so immersive in the experience.  Yet I am part of my SAP family.  That is a very powerful and centering feeling.  As I walk around and am greeted with clasped hands and namaste, it’s very special.

flight map to the other side of the world from America via Germany

As some of you know, I have inherited the responsibility to work in conjunction with our partners at AWS.  So, if you’re coming to the Developer Garage, you’ll find me in the partner AWS section helping attendees complete tutorial missions just like I did in Las Vegas and Barcelona.  But what makes this event even cooler for me is that I get to meet two people, Arun and Abhishek in person from AWS that I have only spoken to remotely so far.  Very cool indeed.

As I said, I will be promoting events and technology synergy with Amazon Web Services as part of my role but will still keep my eye on all things mobile and of course SAP Cloud Platform.  There are so many customers using SAP for their business applications, well beyond a critical mass, but I truly believe AWS has passed an inflection point for business and that is such an exciting thing to focus on.  AWS offers several developer focused areas from Machine Learning, Big Data, containers, serverless, and so much more.  I only hope to able to scratch the surface of all those technologies and where they overlap in SAP ecosphere.

Onto the focus of our Developer Garage, the missions!  We have a great catalogue of tutorials available at and here is what you will get from a high level at our AWS workstations.  A track has been built with my colleagues Robin Van Het Hof  and Benjamin Heilbrunn that utilizes AWS in a very cool way based on some stuff Benjamin covered in this blog post.  We combined SAP Cloud Platform SDK for an application that will then interface with AWS infrastructure that is hosting a docker container. This docker container has Jenkins CI/CD (continuous integration/continuous delivery) technology and an open source project SAP has heavily contributed to called:  PiperJenkins is pretty well known for Continuous Delivery/Continuous Integration, but have you met Project Piper?  After completing the onsite tutorial mission, attendees will have used:

  • AWS EC2
  • SAP Cloud Platform’s Cloud Foundry app space
  • Along with all the plumbing needed to build and change an application using Project Piper.

I love that SAP is working with our own code, open source code, partner ecosystems and so much more!  After TechEd we will publish this mission for those interested who could not take a look onsite.


a look at the pipeline technology in Piper


One other cool thing to mention that ties into the title of this blog post.  This year we are featuring me with a great new look for my beard.  If you found this blog post via Twitter or LinkedIn you probably saw my new look.  If not, please enjoy the picture below and come buy for a selfie with SAP’s #bluebeard

a pic of me in cold Ambler, PA (expecting snow today there, not gonna snow in India


Hope to see you soon…

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