Start 'em young: SAP coders in middle school

Coding for SAP is usually associated with serious geeks. But in this video we find that youngsters can be taught how to work with SAP systems. Enjoy
Written by Dennis Howlett, Contributor

I'm at SAP TechEd Las Vegas this week. Among other things, my video partner Jon Reed and I are recording cool geek stuff that we find along the way. 

We discovered that a middle school in Maryland has a couple of youngsters (as in 9-14 year olds) who are developing mobile applications. One of the young people, Nikola Bura, who will be presenting at DemoJam later in the week, agreed to appear on JD-OD.com and tell us a little bit about what he's doing. DemoJam is a contest for geeks who get six minutes to strut their stuff.  The final result is determined by audience applause. 

As a father and grandfather it is always great to see youngsters trying the kinds of thing that would never have been possible when I was at that tender age. Similarly, I give SAP and SAP Mentor John Astill kudos for encouraging youngsters  to learn new coding skills. Last year it was SQL, this year it is Java.  

The application being described helps consumers discover the provenance of food stuffs in their local supermarket to determine if it has been sourced from safe areas. How good is that?

Anyhoo - this is one I wanted to share with the ZDNet community in the hope it serves as an encouragement to others. Enjoy. 

Disclosure: SAP covered most of my T&E for this event. 

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