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SAP TechEd in 2020 – A Guide

How to Get the Most Out of SAP TechEd

In this blog you will find some suggestions about how to get the most out the SAP TechEd in 2020 virtual event.

For insights and session recommendations from the experts, see

Questions? Post as comment.

Useful? Give us a like and share on social media. Thanks!

Latest update: December 11, 2020 |

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Replays 

Event Site

You can watch the replays from the SAP TechEd Event site.

Small print: sessions are available on demand but not workshops or the expert Q&A’s.

YouTube

Playback is also available from the SAP TechEd YouTube channel.

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News

SAP TechEd News Guide

All the announcements in one place

Event Site

For the official event site, go to

SAP News Center

For corporate news coverage, visit

Twitter

The official hashtag for the event is #SAPTechEd.

For live streaming

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About SAP TechEd

FW1H

  • Who: you
  • What: SAP TechEd in 2020, SAP’s annual technology education event.
  • When: December 8–10, 2020
  • Where: online
  • Why: Get insights on SAP technology, development, and future trends
  • How (much): no charge; just sign up here

Sign-up is required. If you want to participate in the hands-on labs it is first-come, first serve with limited capacity with a two workshop limit per attendee.

Apart from access to the sessions (presentations) and workshops, signing up also provides free access to SAP Learning Hub, Event Edition for SAP TechEd including a >50% discounted rate on SAP Global Certification (see below).

Cheat Sheet

New to the event? You are welcome!

In case you feel a little overwhelmed by all the SAPanese, jargon, and lingo, here is a cheat sheet to sort it out.

24th Edition

The SAP Technical Developers Conference was first held in 1996 in Orlando, Florida during SAPPHIRE. This evolved into an annual event with conferences in Europe, the US, and Asia. The last decade it has been hosted from three location, mostly Las Vegas, Barcelona, and Bangalore, for 3-4 days.

For the nostalgics, see

Sign Up / Log In

Learn how to sign up, build your schedule and get the most out of more than 500 sessions available.

Before you can sign-up for the event, you need an SAP ID service account, also free, and if you have interacted with SAP in any way in the past you probably already have one (e.g. your SAP Community account) but if not, here is how.

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Tracks and Sessions

This year, the tracks nicely map to the latest Business Technology Platform update which, as you may recall, is an integrated offering comprised of four technology portfolios:

  • Database and data management
  • Application development and integration
  • Analytics
  • Intelligent technologies

The 4 BTP tracks have been complemented, like last year, with tracks about the Intelligent Suite and digital transformation. New are the Customer Experience and Partner Community tracks.

Session Catalog

For an overview of the tracks and sub-tracks with session recommendations see

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Learning Journeys

Those familiar with SAP training will have completed Learning Journeys before. For those new, here is a briefing: What are Learning Journeys?

Tracks

There is a Learning Journey for each of the tracks

Business Technology Platform

In addition, two Learning Journeys help you to familiarise yourself with BTP.

Certification

For those brave enough to attempt a certification, four additional Learning Journeys have been made available.

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Hands-On Workshops

During the Event

120-minute hands-on experience led by SAP product managers and developer in a small group virtual settings.

For the exercises, select the workshop from the catalog

The code samples of a number of workshops is made available on GitHub

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SAP Learning Hub, event edition for SAP TechEd

SAP TechEd Learning Room

Attendees have free access to the SAP Learning Hub, event edition for SAP TechEd.

The learning room is available until Mar 31, 2021.

For more information, see

Certification Discount

The subscription includes a >50% discounted rate on SAP Global Certification. The offer is limited and available on a first come, first serve bases. Offering valid from Dec 1st to Dec 31st, 2020.

Should you experience any issues with the offer, best to post your questions to the learning room directly for best service.

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Main Stage and Show Floor

Event Site

The keynotes, strategy talks, Q&A sessions, and other show floor content comes from the studio this year.

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SAP Community Blogs 

Follow the Tag

For the SAP Community blog posts on the topic, use the SAP TechEd tag. You can follow the tag to get notified.

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SAP TechEd Replays

YouTube

Replays are available on the event site and YouTube.

openSAP

For the two previous editions, openSAP made a recap course available after the event with about 20 sessions. You can still watch the highlights on openSAP.

No information yet about a 2020 edition.

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SAP PRESS

Event Discount

SAP PRESS is offering a special conference discount: 15% on any active books and E-Bites when you use the code TECHED20 at checkout. The offer begins on December 8 and ends on December 10 at 11:59 PM PDT.

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      Author's profile photo Denys van Kempen
      Denys van Kempen
      Blog Post Author

      Jelena Perfiljeva | as promised

      Author's profile photo Christian Braukmüller
      Christian Braukmüller

      Phew .. thanks ... that was really overdue.

      Q: What is the schedule?

      I see „December 8–10, 2020“ and „48h Event“ ... that seems to not fit together.
      As the event this year covers all times zones the date (dec8-10) is much more than 48h.

      Having a more detailed schedule (start/end) would be helpful to plan accordingly.

      Christian

      Author's profile photo Denys van Kempen
      Denys van Kempen
      Blog Post Author

      Good questions, Christian Braukmüller !

      When I know more I’ll update the blog accordingly. Note that this is just a humble community contribution, all official communication is through the event site events.sap.com/teched-global.

      The 48 hours, as I understand it, refers to Channel 1.

       

      Author's profile photo Thomas Grassl
      Thomas Grassl

      For most timezones the 48 hours are Dec 8 -10, and it will be around the 48 hours, plus if you miss something we make sure there is access to the content after.

      Author's profile photo Jessica Knell
      Jessica Knell

      Thanks for this Denys! Note there will be access to a limited edition of SAP Learning Hub scaled specifically for TechEd. Looking forward to the exciting new format!

      Author's profile photo Denys van Kempen
      Denys van Kempen
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks Jessica for mentioning: I have updated the blog accordingly.

      Author's profile photo Thyge Friis
      Thyge Friis

      As many others looking forward to more details on the program 😉

      I am a bit worried regarding the upcoming virtual experience having the 'Sapphire NOW Reimagined' in June, as well as the 'ASUG Best Practices' in September in mind. Crossing fingers for your setup.

      If you in some way can "engage" and interact with us listeners during the session, I strongly encourage you to do so. Real-time feedback tools like Kahoot! or Mentimeter "actually works" 😉

       

      Author's profile photo Pradeep Upadhyay
      Pradeep Upadhyay

      Thanks. I looked into SAP Teched website but could not find any link for registration and also searched in SAP Learning Hub. Please provide required URL for registration if I am missing anything.

      Author's profile photo Denys van Kempen
      Denys van Kempen
      Blog Post Author

      FW1H

      • ...
      • How (much): registration opens early November 2020, no charge
      Author's profile photo Amit Bharti
      Amit Bharti

      Hello Denys,

       

      Appreciate your efforts in writing out this blog. Its really helpful. Thanks for that.

      However, I'm further interested to know more about SAP Certification options in this SAP Tech Ed. Could you bring more light on this ?

       

      Cheers,

      Amit Bharti

      Author's profile photo Denys van Kempen
      Denys van Kempen
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Amit,

      To my knowledge, as of yet SAP TechEd never included any certification specials during the event.

      Author's profile photo Ivan Femia
      Ivan Femia

      Denys thanks for the info.

      If you want to participate in the hands-on labs it is first-come, first serve with limited capacity with a two workshop limit per attendee.”

      I understand these limitations when in person, but why these stringent limits for a virtual event?

      Author's profile photo Denys van Kempen
      Denys van Kempen
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Ivan, Good question! Maybe my colleagues at the event can respond. Will ask.

      Author's profile photo Ravi Shankar Lakshminarayanan
      Ravi Shankar Lakshminarayanan

      How to avail TechEd 50% Certification offer ? Really excited going to attend first time and planning for certification also same here let's wait and enjoy

      Author's profile photo Denys van Kempen
      Denys van Kempen
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Ravi Shankar Lakshminarayanan,

      Thanks for pointing this out; I will add the reference to the blog

      https://events.sapteched.com/pages/sap/sapteched2020/explore

      Author's profile photo Ravi Shankar Lakshminarayanan
      Ravi Shankar Lakshminarayanan

      Thanks for your time and effort! Just one more thing by using this option we can register for certification from Dec 1st only, Correct me if I am wrong.

      Author's profile photo Denys van Kempen
      Denys van Kempen
      Blog Post Author

      The SAP Learning Hub, Event Edition for SAP TechEd opens December 1st until March 31st and you get two attempts at 50% I understand from the small print. More information will be available soon, no doubt, once the site is available.

      • https://learninghub.sap.com/teched/

       

      Author's profile photo Subhrajit Saha
      Subhrajit Saha

      Hi Denys,

      This blog has been very very helpful in choosing the tracks and sessions for the TechEd days. I was looking for information on how to place request for "on demand" sessions - presumably people should be demanding those in some way. Could you please share the process if you come across the same.

      Author's profile photo Subhrajit Saha
      Subhrajit Saha

      Donka just posted this, sharing here in my query for fellow SAP-ers

      14 OnDemand Workshop sessions at SAP TechEd 2020 available for all of you! | SAP Blogs

      Author's profile photo Ravi Shankar
      Ravi Shankar

      If we purchase certification on Dec1, it contains any validity? Let's say we need to complete bedore TechED complete(Dec 08-10) ? If there is any restrictions kindly let me know.

      Thanks in advance for your time and effort.

      Author's profile photo Denys van Kempen
      Denys van Kempen
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Ravi,

      Best to reach out to the Learning Hub for specific questions.

      Communicated is that SAP Learning Hub, Event Edition for SAP TechEd opens December 1st until March 31st and you get two attempts at 50%.

      There is no reference to the event dates (12/8-10).

      Author's profile photo Pankaj Kumar
      Pankaj Kumar

      Hi Denys,

       

      The Global certification is not available for the country India

      Author's profile photo Denys van Kempen
      Denys van Kempen
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Kumar,

      The offer starts today (Dec 1st).

      For questions, best to ask on the Learning Hub directly.

      Author's profile photo Nitesh Gawas
      Nitesh Gawas

      Hi Denyas,

      if i cleared exam in 1st Attempt so can i appear for another exam for 2nd attempt as SAP offering 2 attempt.

      Pls confirm.

      Author's profile photo Denys van Kempen
      Denys van Kempen
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Nitesh, best to post this question on the TechEd 2020 Learning Room of SAP Learning Hub, event edition for SAP TechEd directly.

      Author's profile photo Arun Selvaraj
      Arun Selvaraj

      Hai Denys,

      I purchase two attempts using the campaign code, till now I didn't receive a confirmation from SAP.

      Please Suggest

      Thanks in advance,

      Arun Selvaraj

      Author's profile photo Denys van Kempen
      Denys van Kempen
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Arun,

      For personal assistance, best to post questions on the TechEd 2020 Learning Room of SAP Learning Hub, event edition for SAP TechEd directly.

      My colleagues there should be able to help you out.

      Author's profile photo Arun Selvaraj
      Arun Selvaraj

      Hai Denys,

      Thanks

      Author's profile photo Suhas Koul
      Suhas Koul

      Will It Be abap or node.js as our backend in future ?

      Author's profile photo Denys van Kempen
      Denys van Kempen
      Blog Post Author

      Tune in into https://events.sapteched.com/widget/sap/sapteched2020/Catalog/session/1602555753134001up73 to find out