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Hall 10 - Foundations

Wednesday May 16th, 14:30-15:15

ABAP and Scala: How SAP embraces Scala and Open Source Technologies

About this Session

Not only does SAP use Scala in an increasing number of projects, SAP is also a member of the Scala Center and shifts from being a classical software vendor to one that embraces open source. At the Innovation Center in Potsdam, we are at the forefront of this development.

In this talk, we will explain our uses for Scala and our reasoning behind it. We share our experiences using Scala and Scala technologies within a large corporation that is moving towards open source technologies.

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Thomas Martin Gawlitza

Thomas Gawlitza holds a PhD in computer science from the Technical University Munich. At SAP, he is responsible for the development of a Scala-based SDK for writing business applications. Thomas also serves as SAP's representative in the Scala Center advisory board.

Ronald Marske

Ronald Marske started developing back in 2001 with PHP 3. Until 2014 he was mainly writing projects in PHP, working in different environments and on different projects. From 2014 he invested more and more time in developing Scala applications. With the beginning of 2017 Ronald joined SAP at the Innovation Center in Potsdam developing on SAP Financial Statement Insights for Profit and Loss application.