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SAP Young Thinkers

We inspire youth to shape the world by offering learning modules that teach 21st-century skills and economy – and encourage a love of learning for life.​

Enabling youth to shape the world

SAP Young Thinkers provides students knowledge, skills, methodology and technology to inspire a lifetime love of learning and the ability to impact the world.

SAP Young Thinkers community

Started in 2015 as a grassroots movement, the SAP Young Thinkers community is more of a mindset than a program – made to inspire young people at secondary and vocational schools and curious IT beginners to learn about computer and data science, as well as economy. The Young Thinkers mindset embraces empathy, exchange, experimental learning, and experience. 

Teamwork is the foundation of this community – it's why we work with SAP colleagues, ambassadors, and a global network of diverse institutions including schools, universities, not-for-profits, start-ups, ministries and corporate organizations to provide students the opportunity to learn and practice 21st-century skills.

Our mission is to:

Check back often for new information on online courses, event opportunities, learning activities, and inspiration for your young thinkers!

We encourage students to create and invent​

We run a wide range of events, programs, and opportunities designed to help students explore the possibilities of the digital world. 

Beginners

Intermediate learners ​

Our approach to learning

The challenges of today‘s world require new ways of learning to achieve digital skills and foster holistic, critical and solution-oriented thinking. Freedom and fun is the philosophy behind our learning opportunities.

Step 1 - Get Excited: Experience how exciting it is to discover something new. Participate in one of our learning parties #Learning Festivals. Explore our online tutorials and courses or try Snapcloud at your own pace. 

Step 2 - Explore: Find your topic of interest, start to experiment your own way, and practice as much as you can – just like in sports – the more you try, the more fun it will be. Uncover your own talent in creative spaces real or virtual and give room to your creative ideas. Take a virtual tour of the SAP Next-Gen lab in Walldorf ​

Step 3 - Experiment and build expertise: Expand your knowledge and skills, become an expert, and create or invent something completely new. 

Beginners​: Get excited

Experience how exciting it is to discover something new. Participate in one of our learning parties #Learning Festivals, explore our online tutorials and courses, or try the Snapcloud at your own pace.​

Computer and Data Science with Snap! Programming

Snap!, a cloud-native graphical programming environment and online community, has been translated into more than 40 languages and is used around the world – from Auckland to Walldorf – for teaching and research. Snap! has been designed for inclusion. Its low floor welcomes beginners and its multi-media capabilities invite creative thinkers of all ages. At the same time, Snap! offers sophisticated abstractions that are otherwise only found in the most advanced programming languages for artificial intelligence.

Event calendar

Join SAP Young Thinkers in action and take part in our upcoming virtual or physical events​.

July 27 - Aug 1

SAP Young Thinkers Learning Festival at Snap!Con 2020

We are extremely happy to invite you to our next SAP Young Thinkers Learning Festival. This time, in a truly international format! From the 27th of July to the 1st of August 2020, our virtual event will set the scene for the snap!Con 2020 hosted by University of California, Berkeley. Join us for inspiring learning sessions, challenging self-paced learning modules and a fun show & tell. Let´s create code and ideas for our future, collaborate with young thinkers from all over the world and celebrate our talents!

Aug 1

Snap!Con 2020

Join researchers, educators, makers, and enthusiasts of Snap! from all over the world as they gather online to share ideas, experiences, schemes, and artifacts around the beauty and joy of computing. Engage in lively demos, discussions, talks, panels, and connect virtually with actual young thinkers.

Join the SAP Young Thinkers community

Learn how you as an individual – or your school – can become a member and enjoy all the benefits of the SAP Young Thinkers community.

As a school

There are two types of memberships for schools. 

Associate membership (free of any charge)

  • Be part of our community to exchange and share best practices
  • Get informed about opportunities like workshops, 'Train the Trainers' events and Learning Festivals
  • Use the SAP Young Thinkers logo on your school website

Full membership (cost-price based)

  • All the benefits of the associate membership, plus:
  • Access real SAP systems to teach in your classroom 

 

Complete the contact form below and email to youngthinkers@sap.com

As an individual

There are multiple ways to engage:

  • Get informed about upcoming events (Learning Festivals, virtual training sessions, and more)
  • Be part of one of our projects or competitions
  • Become an SAP Young Thinkers Ambassador at your child's school

SAP Young Thinkers community members

The SAP Young Thinkers Community lives a real community approach with a diverse network of great SAP Young Thinkers ambassadors around the globe and marvelous community members who co-develop curriculum, deliver workshops and Train-the-Trainers or join us to celebrate learning during Learning Festivals.

Featured Partner: The HPI-Schul-Cloud

The HPI-Schul-Cloud is designed to provide a technical basis for enabling students and teachers to use modern, digital teaching and learning materials in every class, just as apps can be used on smartphones and tablets.

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