We are thrilled to announce that Devtoberfest returns this year running from September 18th - October 13th, 2023. It's a celebration for SAP developers and an excellent way to get ready for SAP TechEd.If you weren't around for Devtoberfest in 2020, 2021, or 2022; here's a quick video overview of the event:
I’ll repeat the same overall description we’ve used the past few years as it does an excellent job of capturing the spirit of the event:
Devtoberfest is an attempt to capture the experience of the pre-conference events, like SAP InnoJam of years’ past. It’s an event which kicks off the SAP TechEd season. Devtoberfest takes some of the best aspects of the traditional hackathon type event, such as learning by building something, but opens the experience to the entire community and spreads across multiple weeks to better accommodate everyone’s busy schedules. It’s an event that is also designed for you to be able to participate asynchronously and on your own time schedule. As the idea formed, we’ve seen an opportunity here to really build something that is truly a festival for developers.
Devtoberfest from SAP – An open celebration of what makes us developers – Coding and Collaboration!
Getting Started with Devtoberfest
You are in the right place. The home for the event will again be this SAP Community Group - where you find yourself right now. There is this dedicated SAP Community Group for Devtoberfest and all the individual events will be listed in the SAP Community Events calendar.
This means no registration on a third-party event site or having to manually link to your SAP Community account. You register for Devtoberfest by reviewing the legal terms and conditions posted in this group and then just joining the Devtoberfest group. If you already joined in 2022, then you are ready to participate again this year.
Continuing with a similar overall approach as the last two years, this Devtoberfest will be ripe with educational and enablement sessions, opportunities to get hands-on with new and evolving developer tools, and a wonderful way to get you ready for the upcoming SAP TechEd event.
And if you prefer a video tutorial on signing up for Devtoberfest:
The backbone of Devtoberfest remains the educational content sessions. Devtoberfest is still an event designed for asynchronous consumption. While we will release content every weekday during Devtoberfest, it's all intended that you consume the content on your own schedule.
This is a celebration so the Fun Friday activities will return. We saw the greatest amount of participation last year in the activities that didn't require you to show up at a specific time, so we will continue to utilize those kinds of activities this year.
Last year saw the introduction of the grand prize of the Winner's Retreat to Newport Beach and Disneyland. It was great fun and hugely successful. Congratulations to all our winners from last year. When something works that well, why change it up; so again this year the grand prize for Devtoberfest will be a similar retreat to the Newport Beach area. But we are also working to provide some backup plans for people that might not be able to acquire travel visas in time.
Questions about the event? Or the judging? Or you have a follow up question after participating in one of the educational enablement sessions? For any question or comment related to Devtoberfest we ask that you please use the dedicated Devtoberfest Discussions board available here.
It wouldn’t be any kind of event or contest without some legal content that I’m sure everyone will read in full detail. The legal terms and conditions for the 2023 event are coming soon.