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Devtoberfest 2021: One Week to Go!

It’s just one week until the official start of Devtoberfest 2021 on October 1st and we have a lot of exciting news and updates to share with you about the event. So let’s dive right in.

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What’s Devtoberfest?

Maybe you are saying, well that sounds cool; but what is Devtoberfest. For the introduction to all the basic information about Devtoberfest, please give this blog post a read: Devtoberfest 2021: The Developer Strikes Back | SAP Blogs.

Devtoberfest Launch Party

Since first announcing Devtoberfest, we’ve been adding more sessions and their details to the agenda. So please check back each week to find the final content offering. To get things started in Week 1, we are happy to share that the kick-off Launch Party session will be led by SAP’s Executive Board Member and CTO, Juergen MUELLER!

Juergen will be on hand to welcome everyone to another year of Devtoberfest, discuss the close ties between Devtoberfest and TechEd, share his thoughts on year-round learning for developers and give a sneak peek at some of the additions and improvements for SAP TechEd this year.

Then in the remainder of the Launch Party session, Thomas Grassl will give you insights as to what to expect over the next 6 weeks of Devtoberfest. He will highlight the topic weeks, how the Devtoberfest contest will work, preview the Fun Friday activities.

This session will be live streamed on the SAP Developers YouTube Channel on October 6th at 18:10 CEST / 21:40 IST / 12:10 EDT. So mark your calendars and set your YouTube reminders now and don’t miss out on this exciting live session.

Fun Friday Activities

Each Friday during Devtoberfest we will also have fun community activities and for Week 1 we have something extra special. We are going to be taking a virtual tour of the computer history museum together. We will be able to chat along with the rest of the community and ask questions during the tour. And best of all, the Computer History Museum Senior Curator, Dag Spicer, will join us live to answer your questions!

This session will take place on Friday, October 8th  at 16:00 CEST / 19:30 IST / 10:00 EDT also via the SAP Developers YouTube Channel.

Contest Activities

Each week we are going to have opportunities for you to earn points for the Devtoberfest contest and week 1 is no exception.  We’ve posted the activities that will start in week 1. You can earn points by registering to Devtoberfest, contributing to the Open Documentation Initiative or even just attending the Launch Party or the Fun Friday activity and then completing a short quiz about the session. Each week we will post the list of points earning activities in the Devtoberfest GitHub repository.

And speaking of points and the contest; you can’t win if you don’t both register for the event and supply your SAP Community ID in the registration. We’ve unfortunately seen more than a few registrations that missed adding their SAP Community ID. But it’s not too late as you can also return to the registration and add the Community ID after the fact.

Return to the Registration Page.

You should see that Eventbrite has recorded you as going to this event.  You can click on View your order.

Once in your registration you choose Edit.

From there be sure to fill your Public SAP Community Profile user name field and then Save the changes.

If you are unsure about your Public SAP Community Profile user name, you can always visit https://people.sap.com and login.  Your Community Profile user will be displayed at the top of the Dashboard/Overview.  For more details you can also refer to this tutorial on the subject: Update and Maintain Your SAP Profile at people.sap.com | Tutorials for SAP Developers

 

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      Author's profile photo Frederic Girod
      Frederic Girod

      Hi Team,

       

      do you know how long it takes to the batch job to run, after we made the correction of the Registration described just upper ?

       

      Best regards

      Fred

      Author's profile photo Thomas Jung
      Thomas Jung
      Blog Post Author

      They are syncing them once a week at the end of the week. So they should all get updated today.

      Author's profile photo Rajshekhar .
      Rajshekhar .

      Hi Team,

      I have added my user name in eventbrite last month only, but I am not seeing any DEVTOBERFEST badge and also not seeing any update in DEVTOBERFEST gameboard.

      Any pointer to contact to resolve this issue?

       

      Regards,

      Rajshekhar

       

       

      Author's profile photo Thomas Jung
      Thomas Jung
      Blog Post Author

      I checked your SCN Profile and you do have the Devtoberfest participation badge and the Gameboard displays your progress. Devtoberfest 2021 (ondemand.com) I don't see anything wrong here. Are you using the correct SCN ID? I just clicked on your ID here in the comment and checked that ID.

      Author's profile photo Rajshekhar .
      Rajshekhar .

      Hi Thomas

       

      Now I am seeing badge and also progress on gameboard.

      Thank you so much for personally looking into it.

       

      Regards,

      Rajshekhar

       

      Author's profile photo Yin Jiang Gong
      Yin Jiang Gong

      Hi Thomas;

      I have same issue, not sure where I did mistake. I checked few time in recent weeks, still not show up correctly.

      Author's profile photo Thomas Jung
      Thomas Jung
      Blog Post Author

      I don't see the badge on your account either.  I'll send it over to the team managing the registration and have them check the Eventbrite for it. I'll let you know what I find out.

      Author's profile photo Yin Jiang Gong
      Yin Jiang Gong

      Thanks so much Thomas. It is working now.

      Author's profile photo Hendrik Oberholzer
      Hendrik Oberholzer

      I have been trying for a few days now. Finally my scn id in the url seemed to be at least recognized but it still does not say that I am registered. My EventBrite screenshot depicted below. Maintained my scn id oberholzer25 in Eventbrite registration.

       

       

       

       

      Regards,

      Hendrik Oberholzer

      Author's profile photo Thomas Jung
      Thomas Jung
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks for reporting this.  I've asked the team managing the registrations to have a look and we will figure out why the badge hasn't come over yet.

      Author's profile photo Hendrik Oberholzer
      Hendrik Oberholzer

      Thank you for the quick reply Thomas! Looking forward to participating.

      Author's profile photo Thomas Jung
      Thomas Jung
      Blog Post Author

      Looks like your badge is there now. Should be all good. Have fun!

      Author's profile photo Hendrik Oberholzer
      Hendrik Oberholzer

      Thank you, everything working properly now!

      Author's profile photo Tanveer Ahmed
      Tanveer Ahmed

      Hello Thomas,

       

      I have updated my SCN profile( https://people.sap.com/tanveerahmed321), and also I have

      registered for the DevtoberFest 2021, I can see the Badge in my profile , However I cannot see the

      Gameboard updated for my profile.

       

       

      Could you please help me here.

       

      Regards

      Tanveer Ahmed

       

      Author's profile photo Thomas Jung
      Thomas Jung
      Blog Post Author

      I don't see the registration badge on your provide.  You have a Devtoberfest points badge for completing a tutorial but not the registration badge yet. Did you just register recently?  It's most likely that you've registered recently enough that you have been in one of the batch uploads the badge system yet.

      Author's profile photo Thomas Jung
      Thomas Jung
      Blog Post Author

      I just checked and your registration badge is there now and the Gameboard should load fine for you. Have fun!

      Author's profile photo oliver otto
      oliver otto

      Hello Thomas,

       

      I seem to have the same problem that I did not get the badge - I only registered today unfortunately with a mistake in my spelling and corrected - my ID oliver.otto. I guess the batch run is still happening at the end of the week so I should be fine next week?

      Kind regards

      Oliver

      Author's profile photo Thomas Jung
      Thomas Jung
      Blog Post Author

      Yes if you only registered today then it should go in the next badge uploaded over the weekend or Monday morning.

      Author's profile photo Thomas Jung
      Thomas Jung
      Blog Post Author

      Just checked your registration badge is there now. Have fun!

      Author's profile photo Sookriti Mishra
      Sookriti Mishra

      Hey Hi Thomas,

      Could you please check if my badge is available or not, my id is: "people.sap.com/sookritimishra".

      Thanks

      Author's profile photo Thomas Jung
      Thomas Jung
      Blog Post Author

      No badge yet.  When did you register?

      Author's profile photo Mitch Ditmar
      Mitch Ditmar

      Hi,

       

      I registered last friday and entered my ID during the registration, but I still do not have the badge.

       

      Did the batch run still not run?

       

      thanks

       

      Mitch

      Author's profile photo Thomas Jung
      Thomas Jung
      Blog Post Author

      Sorry but we are still waiting on the most recent batch to be loaded.

      Author's profile photo Thomas Jung
      Thomas Jung
      Blog Post Author

      Just checked and your registration badge is there now. Have fun!

      Author's profile photo Mitch Ditmar
      Mitch Ditmar

      Thanks 🙂

      Author's profile photo Rohit Shukla
      Rohit Shukla

      Hello Thomas,

       

      I  registered 4 days ago but forget to update the scn ID.  But I did not receive the registration Badge. I have updated scn Id today (rohit52080). I guess that's why I cannot see Gamerboard updated on my Profile.  Hope the batch will run during this weekend and I will be good by next Monday.

      SCN Profile - https://people.sap.com/rohit52080

      Kind regards

      Rohit Shukla

      Author's profile photo Thomas Jung
      Thomas Jung
      Blog Post Author

      The next batch run at the end of the week will pick that up.  You don't loose any progress in the mean time.  All other activities and badges are still recorded.  We just can't show you progress in the game until we know that registration is linked since the registration represents the legal acceptance to the contest terms and conditions.

       

      Author's profile photo Rohit Shukla
      Rohit Shukla

      Thanks a lot, Thomas.

      Author's profile photo Rohit Shukla
      Rohit Shukla

      Hi Thomas. I still did not receive the registration (participation) badge.

      I have updated my SCN Id in the event bride almost a week ago.

      Attaching registration screenshot for reference

      Registraion

       

      Can you kindly look into this?

      Author's profile photo Thomas Jung
      Thomas Jung
      Blog Post Author

      I forwarded your information to the team taking care of the registration badges.

      Author's profile photo Thomas Jung
      Thomas Jung
      Blog Post Author

      It is corrected now. You have the registration badge and the gameboard shows your progress.

      Author's profile photo Rohit Shukla
      Rohit Shukla

      Thanks, Thomas. I got the badge now.

      Author's profile photo flavio ciotola
      flavio ciotola

      Hi Thomas,

      I was signing into Devtoberfest 2021 last Friday, Oct 15th;

      do you think I can get into the contest soon, or have I to wait till next Friday?

      I'm asking since it seems I'm unable to commit any PR on github for the week 2 challenge...

      Thank you!

      Author's profile photo Thomas Jung
      Thomas Jung
      Blog Post Author

      Your registration on Eventbrite for Devtoberfest doesn't have anything to do the PR on GitHub.  The registration is only used to make you eligible for prizes and track your progress on the gameboard.  What kind of issue are you having with the pull request?  Perhaps it's best if you detail that problem in an issue in the GitHub repo.

      Author's profile photo Marcel Biri
      Marcel Biri

      Hi Thomas 

      Thanks for the great event. I got already some badges, but when I call the game, I get the message, my profil (marcel.biri) is not public. What could be wrong?

      Kind regards

      Marcel

      Author's profile photo Thomas Jung
      Thomas Jung
      Blog Post Author

      I just had a look at the gameboard for your ID and it loads perfectly fine.  https://devrel-tools-prod-scn-badges-srv.cfapps.eu10.hana.ondemand.com/devtoberfestContest/marcel.biri

      It doesn't say anything about not being public.

      Author's profile photo Marcel Biri
      Marcel Biri

      Thanks and sorry, I am used to need for everything the S-user and not the public profile name