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Coffee Corner Radio Podcast with Thomas Jung

You may have heard that as of this month Thomas Jung has taken on a new role at SAP as Head of Developer Advocacy. We are recording an episode of the Coffee Corner Radio Podcast next week with Tom to talk about his new role, so if you have any questions or topics you'd like us to cover please add them here in the comments before next Monday (Jan 20) and we will do our best to cover them.


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  • Jan 17, 2020 at 01:36 AM

    Hi Simon, will we continue getting the great support via from Thomas and the rest of the Advocacy team in 2020?

    thx, greg

  • Jan 17, 2020 at 11:00 PM

    1. Are there any plans for some ABAP outreach, in particular targeting mature ABAP developers and helping them evolve?

    2. Does SAP plan (and if so then how exactly) to support "Clean ABAP" movement? Will we see standard code that follows Clean ABAP guidelines (e.g. no more Hungarian notation :) )?

    3. Just like SAP has product roadmaps, I feel it would be beneficial to develop the "skill roadmap" for ABAPers who plan to stay within SAP ecosystem and potential newcomers.

    There seems to be a lot of isolated advocacy for specific "pet tech" that one or the other person feels especially passionate about. Nothing wrong with that but, unfortunately, this is not very helpful for someone who is trying to figure out what specific skills to learn to reach certain career goals (or even simply to remain marketable and employed). It would be beneficial to have a better high-level overview of what is going where and what specific skills are "must have" vs "nice to have" depending on what one would want to specialize in. There are many things to learn these days and it's important to have good guidance what can provide best ROI on our time and effort.

    Thank you and I envy your opportunity to speak to such esteemed guest. :)

  • Jan 21, 2020 at 08:54 AM

    Thanks Gregory Misiorek and Jelena Perfiljeva for your questions to Thomas.

    You can listen to the podcast with Thomas here: Coffee Corner Radio Podcast - Episode 34: Thomas Jung's new role as Head of Developer Advocacy at SAP

    • Jan 24, 2020 at 12:03 PM

      it was a nice podcast and a timely overview of the SAP development strategy. with Thomas at the helm, the company have a truly dedicated externally facing development team (an octet?) that don't shy away from helping along when we get stuck while exploring the latest technologies that may or may not end up in the official SAP licensed offerings.

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