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The most important facts at a glance.

DateOctober 20-21, 2013

The Venetian | Palazzo Congress Center Las Vegas

LANDO Conference Room

 ThemeSports, Entertainment, and Gaming – FTW (For The Win)!
 Registration Visit official SAP InnoJam page on
 Official Hashtag #innojam
Design Thinking Slides
 Development Tools and PlatformsBackend #1
SAP HANA, incl. Web IDEs, HANA UI Services, etc.

Backend #2


Frontend #1

SAP Predictive Analysis or SAP Lumira

Frontend #2

SAPUI5 (Web and mobile library)

[more to be added soon]


(technologies will be updated until the start of the event, timing for specific agenda items might change slightly)

Day 1 - Sunday, October 20  
Doors open

Sunday, October 20,
09:00am - 09:30am

Please make sure you arrive at the InnoJam at 9:15am at the latest for a 9:30am sharp start!
Coffee, tea and soft drinks served from 9:00AM onwards.


09:30am - 09:45am

Welcome, introduction of staff, house rules
Short introduction of available technologies
Introduction of partners

Keynote09:45am-10:00amInnoJam Keynote by Brian Reeves

Design Thinking Overview and Challenges

10:00am - 10:30am

What is Design Thinking?
Team building, get to know each other
Presentation of challenges: "Sports, Entertainment, and Gaming "

Design Thinking Part 1: Research

10:30am - 12:45pm

15 mins: "Get Smart Fast"
120 mins: user interviews, research, explore, discover and capture

Lunch break +
"Birds of a Feather" sessions

12:45pm - 01:45pm

Lunch buffet served with cold and hot dishes, desserts and beverages 
01:00pm: "birds of a feather" sessions (30 mins) introducing available technology stacks

  • Corner 1: Thomas Jung and Rich Heilman: Introduction to developing SAP Hana Applications
  • Corner 2: Andrew Lunde: Mobile Development: Cordova and Kapsel
  • Corner 3: Ruks Omar: Sports use cases + Thorsten Edelhaeusser: Fraunhofer dataset
  • Corner 4: Partner presentation: BlackBerry

Design Thinking Part 2: Storytelling, Synthesis, Ideation & Prototyping

01:45pm - 05:00pm

Discuss and analyze research results, understand and gain insights, create persona and point of view (POV), brainstorm, create mockups of prototype 
03:15pm: short coffee break

Short break, choose your session05:00pm - 05:15pm 
Technology stack introduction05:15pm - 05:45pm 

(several breakout sessions)

05:45pm - 06:30pm

Corner 1: Presentation and review of DT prototypes

Corner 2: Thomas + Rich: XS and SAPUI5 Development
Corner 3: Kiran Musunuru: Analytics, R & PAL for beginners + Sougata Dutta + Matt Lloyd: SAP Lumira
Corner 4: Thorsten Edelhaeusser: Working with the Soccer dataset
Stage: Maker space

Dinner break

06:30pm - 07:30pm

Cold and hot dishes, dessert and beverages, including beer.

Code! Code! Code!

07:30pm - 11:59pm

You will collaborate with your team members to create the solution for your DT prototype using any of the presented technology stacks.
Synchronize what you have learned in the breakout sessions.
Make your choice of architecture. Think about using "mini"-SCRUM to organize your work.
Technology experts will be available onsite to assist your teams.

  10pm-11pm: additional breakout/training sessions to "get you started".

  • Corner 1: Owen Pettiford: Operational Process Intelligence
  • Corner 2: Simon Kemp: Graphical representation of data (and stuff) in SAPUI5
  • Corner 3: Ethan Fan: Wearable Tech
  • Corner 4: Robert Kubis: HANA graph engine

Snacks and beverages will be served throughout the night.

Day 2 - Monday, October 21  
Hints and tips from a serial InnoJam winner12:00am - 12:45amPhil Loewen

Code! Code! Code!

12:00am - 03:20pm

Coding continues.
Start preparing your 6-minute demo! 
07:30 - 08:30am: Extraordinary Tech Experts’s office hour (Rich and Thomas - HANA)

08:00 - 09:00am: Breakfast served  

09:00-10:00am - Tech Experts’ office hour

12:00pm: Lunch served at 12:00pm

01:00-01:30pm - Learn how to do the winning pitch! (Ian Kimble)

03:00pm: CODE FREEZE! Upload your artifacts!

Drinks&snacks served

Innovation Fire

03:20pm - 04:45pm

You will present your solution within a 6-minute timeslot and answer questions from the jury afterwards.
Your presentation HAS to include:
- What challenge did you tackle?
- Tell us your story by showing your running app. Don't bore us with speech! Start your clicks or taps within the first minute!
- Give us a little peek under the hood. Show your code, DB tables, etc.!

Take a breath...

04:45pm - 05:00pm

Unwind from the stress of the last two days.
Jury deliberation time.

And the winner is...

05:00pm - 05:30pm

Jury announces the winning team. Awards are presented...
Photo time :)

Closing word. Official end of SAP InnoJam Las Vegas 2013.
Closing cocktail with snacks and beverages.

More information

The following blog posts contain more information about the InnoJam:

Team Information

TeamMembersProject NameProject DescriptionPresentation Order
#1: PandeeOrnulf Kittelsen, Berat Menlikli, Alexandru Moldovan, Shrikant Kamble, Kedar Nath Tingrikar, Sanjeev Agarwal, Jorik Blaas, Indu GuptaSoccer MomSoccer game with math questions with virtual Soccer cards as rewards3
#2: Team CrowdifyDarijo Pavlic, Ivan Reyes, Prasad Tanniru, Sarat Atluri, Adela Calin, Doug Munford, Trevor DennisonCrowdifyLess worries more place - Crowdify helps you enjoy your sportings experience by reducing your waiting times and maximizing your viewing5
#3: TrashTalkKenton Hankins, Leonardo De Araujo, Robert Dittmer, Savo Markovic, Devendar Mallireddy, Murali Bati, Marlo Simon, Scott Bastoky, Ted Cann#TrashTlkrBetting is fun! Trashtalking while betting is a lot more fun.1
#4: (π)^7Marcus Schiffer, Arun Venkat, Damian Oleksy, Kacper Dabrowski, Anna Nitefor, Wojtek Bogdal, Kimberly Becker, Carolyne FittonMath MatchA challenging game of sports that engages kids to improve their math skills2
#5: Wonder Wombats Robert Zovic, Stefan Breitkopf, Renato Silva, Saud Ahmad, Chris Rae, Thomas Boemoser, Nico Katz, Mathilde KrauseFootywizzAn app to improve the event experience by increasing efficiency8
#6: You Bet On That!Custodio de Oliveira, John Patterson, Daniel Schwaz, Tobias Schlereth, Georg Krenn, Federico Sperling, TR Pale, Lokesh KrishnappaYou bet yaA completely new experience for crowdsourced real-time betting with no house involved7
#7: #ESTAR (Explaining Sports to Attractive Rachel)Steffan Drews, Patrick Mennig, Dominik Conrad, Hendrik Freier, Markus Bullmann, Eko Shuarto, Manish SanganiSPINHelping new immigrants and visitors to understand poluar american sports in order to fit in the sports-loving culture of america6
#8: InbetweenersHenry Janz, Chris Gillespie, Chitrarth Kastwar, Haran Vinayagalingam, Jagan Mukkamula, Raj Manyam, Gopal Nair, Diego LombardiniStadium Companion AppEnhancing the match-day experience using crowd tracking data4



  1. "Crowd Tracking"
  2. "Real time betting"
  3. "What rules applies here?"
  4. "Kids love math"


System Information

Please add essential information regarding the available systems and tools (e.g. conenction urls, credentials, key facts, ...)


The SAPUI5 tools for the HANA developer studio seem to have caused some issues. Firstly DON'T bother using the SAPUI5 ZIP that is on the USB keys. Instead use the following update site to install the SAPUI5 Tools: if you experience any dependency errors make sure your eclipse update site is

Remember if you use the SAPUI5 Tool Wizard in the HANA studio you need to update the bootstrap URI to /sap/ui5/1/resources...


Please provide useful links to resources that participants might need (e.g. SDKs, Libraries, Tools, ..)



Code Samples

Please provide links to basic code examples for important tasks that every team might work on (e.g. connection to the database, basic website constructs, passing values between pages, ...)

  • SQL Talk - 2 small files which make reading/writing to a SAP HANA DB easy from a webpage (in a non-production environment) here

Contact us

For more information, please email or @marekkowal on Twitter. Looking forward to seeing you in Vegas!

And remember: what happens in Vegas, stays on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, and SCN!


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