Hackathon and Community Lessons Learned and Looking Forward

Objectives
After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Review the unit and get ideas for what comes next in your citizen developer journey

Developer Hackathon: Unit Review and Looking Forward

Congratulations, you’ve reached the end of this unit, "Running a Citizen Developer Hackathon and Successful Community," and the end of this entire learning journey! Let’s look back on what we covered:

  • Citizen developer hackathons and other initiatives at SAP, such as Hack2Build
  • What low-code/no-code appathons are and why they are valuable for your team
  • How to get your team on board for low-code/no-code appathons
  • How to run a successful low-code/no-code appathon in your team to further encourage citizen development and innovation
  • How you can use hackathons, appathons and other initiatives to connect with other citizen developers and grow an active community
  • Tips from experts on hackathons, appathons, and citizen development

Some final pieces of advice from the experts

Again, the idea is not to end your citizen developer journey here, but to take the skills you have acquired and start applying them to your daily working life. You’ve now had introductions to business processes and citizen development, as well as experience with several of SAP’s low and no-code tools.

However, becoming a citizen developer is not a process that happens overnight! Continue practicing with these tools and start identifying areas of your work that can be improved, automated or streamlined with an app.

And remember, the great thing about citizen development is that anyone can now build solutions to their own problems. The boundaries between what IT typically "owned" and the rest of the business are blurring at a rapidly increasing pace.

By banding together with like-minded employees who want to drive change and using citizen developer appathons in your company, you can dramatically increase the speed at which all of you can innovate and get things done. And – everyone is welcome! It’s essential to blend different perspectives, from technology to analytical to business and creative expertise.

To close out the course, we’ll have a last Hear from the Experts clip for some final words of inspiration.

Thank you so much for participating in this course! We hope you enjoyed it.

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