Ready, Set, Battle: Announcing the SAP + Esri Spatial Hackathon!

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The spatial analytics features of the SAP HANA platform can help you supercharge your business with location-specific data. By analyzing geospatial information, much of which is already present in your enterprise data, SAP HANA helps you pinpoint events, resolve boundaries, locate customers, and visualize routing. Spatial processing functionality is standard with your full use HANA licenses.

But wait, there’s more. SAP has a strategic partnership with Esri to deliver a spatially-enabled enterprise. By bringing these two powerhouses together, you can geo-enable across your SAP portfolio. (You know about Esri and ArcGIS, right?)

Hey, that’s all old news. What are we doing today? We are inviting you to Get. Your. Code. On. SAP and Esri are holding the first Spatial Hackathon, and awarding some pretty spectacular prizes to the winners!. Here’s how it works:

  1. Learn about the 3 geospatial challenges at the SAP + Esri Spatial Hackathon event site.
  2. Attend open office hours with Development experts and listen to a ton of resources to help you learn more about SAP HANA spatial capabilities and Esri ArcGIS.
  3. Register to come to Palm Springs, CA on March 3, immediately before the Esri Developer Summit.
  4. Form teams of 3-5 GIS Developers, App Developers, Data Scientists, Enterprise Architects, BI Professionals, students…mix and match to your liking.
  5. Show up on March 3 and start coding. Solutions must include at least one SAP HANA spatial solution and at least one Esri ArcGIS solution. (We’ll provide developer licenses, you bring your own computer.)
  6. Keep coding.
  7. Keep coding for 40+ hours. Make it awesome!
  8. On March 5, present your solution to an esteemed judging panel. These people are smart. 3 minutes is all you get.
  9. Win amazing prizes, including Esri ArcGIS Developer subscription, a drone package, RFID package, and some sweet sweet cash. For complete prize details, check the SAP Esri Hackathon event site.
  10. Attend the after party to chat with other geo-obsessed people. Hey, I’ll be there!
  11. Stay a few more days for Esri Developer Summit to show you how to build cutting-edge apps using advanced mapping technology from Esri. At DevSummit you will be the first to see new tools for geo-enabling your apps to get pro tips from the developers who made them.

You’ll get so much from this hackathon. Not only will you have access to a number of resources and tutorials, but you’ll also have access to the judges and technical experts. Judges will include industry experts, developers, mentors and industry analysts. And if you win, you’ll be a geospatial rockstar! 

We’re really looking forward to seeing what teams of smart, caffeinated developers can come up with! Check out the SAP + Esri Spatial Hackathon event site to learn more.

If you want to get started right away, try the ArcGIS Pro version for HANA Express Edition (HXE)—free trial edition. You can find out more, including new tutorials and content.

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