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Devtoberfest 2020 – Week 1 Recap and Week 2 Preview

Devtoberfest 2020’s first week is complete, yet it’s just getting started. For those of you might have missed out on the announcement of Devtoberfest, we’d recommend you check out this blog for all the basic details: https://blogs.sap.com/2020/08/20/devtoberfest-2020/

Week 1

But let’s recap the first week.  DJ Adams kicked off a wildly successful week one focused on the SAP Cloud Platform Workflow topic. Each day of the week DJ premiered new exercises videos on the SAP Developers YouTube channel.  The live premier format allows those that are able to join at the particular time to watch the video and chat with the topic experts at the same time.  But we know schedules and time zones don’t always accommodate, so all of the content of Devtoberfest is designed for self paced consumption.

It’s certainly not too late to still perform the exercises or watch the videos from week one. In fact if you get stuck performing any of the exercises, you can enter an issue in the Devtoberfest GitHub repo and one of our experts will help you out.  Also DJ will be holding “office hour” webinars next Wednesday, September 2nd for you ask questions as well.

All of the content and schedule is neatly available over on the Devtoberfest GitHub repository as well, but we’ll also copy it here for your easy consumption:

Office hours sessions

In case you have anything you want to ask or discuss, relating to the content, we’ll hold a couple of hour-long “office hours” sessions in the week following the video premieres, specifically on Wed 02 Sep. They will be in the form of Zoom meetings and scheduled to allow participation from most time zones:

The content – video & exercise links

Video Description Video Length
Introduction An introduction to the exercise content 05 mins
Exercise 01 Exercise 01 – Setting up for Workflow on SAP Cloud Platform 16 mins
Exercise 02 Exercise 02 – Deploying the Workflow tools 18 mins
Exercise 03 Exercise 03 – Installing & configuring the SAP Cloud Connector 20 mins
Exercise 04 Exercise 04 – Establishing a destination in SAP Cloud Platform 15 mins
Exercise 05 Exercise 05 – Creating, deploying & instantiating a simple workflow 19 mins
Exercise 06 Exercise 06 – Exploring the API Hub and the Workflow API 18 mins
Exercise 07 Exercise 07 – Calling the Workflow API from Postman 11 mins
Exercise 08 Exercise 08 – Adding a Service Task to the workflow definition 09 mins
Exercise 09 Exercise 09 – Adding a User Task to the workflow definition 14 mins
Exercise 10 Exercise 10 – Accessing contextual information in a Script Task 09 mins

Week 2

We know that ABAP holds a special place in the hearts and minds of great portion of our developer community.  That’s what makes next week of Devtoberfest extra exciting. Rich Heilman will be leading the week with content focused on SAP Cloud Platform, ABAP Environment and the ABAP RESTful Application Programming Model (RAP).

The format will be the same as week one.  Rich has prepared hands-on exercises which are all designed to be performed on the free SAP Cloud Platform trial. He has also recorded video walkthroughs for all the exercises.  Each day, videos will premier and if you join the live premier time; Rich and others will be online to answer your questions in the YouTube chat. Rich will also conduct the open “office hours” the following week on Wednesday, September 9th; giving you plenty of time to work on the exercises.

The schedule and details are all in the ABAP topic page of the Devtoberfest GitHub repository.  But like week one, we will also copy them here for easy reading:

The content – video & exercise links

Video Description Video Length
Overview Introduction
Premieres on Monday 31 Aug at 1100 EDT (UTC-4)
ICS Download
18 mins
Exercise 1 Exercise 1 – Hello World
Premieres on Tue 01 Sep at 1100 EDT (UTC-4)
ICS Download
8 mins
Exercise 2 Exercise 2 – Consuming HTTP Services
Premieres on Tue 01 Sep at 1115 EDT (UTC-4)
ICS Download
11 mins
Exercise 3 Exercise 3 – ABAP RESTful Application Programming Model, Unmanaged Scenario
Premieres on Wed 02 Sep at 1100 EDT (UTC-4)
ICS Download
38 mins
Exercise 4 Exercise 4 – ABAP RESTful Application Programming Model, Managed Scenario
Premieres on Thu 03 Sep at 1100 EDT (UTC-4)
ICS Download
34 mins

Office hours sessions

In case you have anything you want to ask or discuss, relating to the content, we’ll hold a couple of hour-long “office hours” sessions in the week following the video premieres, specifically on Wed 09 Sep. They will be in the form of Zoom meetings and scheduled to allow participation from most timezones:

Closing

We hope that everyone is enjoying Devtoberfest and also thinking ahead about the contest portion as well.  These enablement sessions are great educational opportunities but they also are giving you some ideas and skills you might need to build or contribute to a great open source entry in the Devtoberfest contest.

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