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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 on our community page.

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. 

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​.

Sept 22-28

New Snap course, “From Media Computation to Data Science”

Join this free online course and have some fun while learning about media computation – a new way to learn general-purpose programming by playing with the ingredients of your favorite pictures, music, movies, and books. 

Sept-Oct

Meet & Code (EU countries only)

Two months of coding! Take part in virtual hackathons, coding workshops, lectures, film events, competitions, coding nights, robotics classes or other formats and enter the world of technology and coding. Different social groups, such as schools, IT professionals, companies, or computer clubs plan and implement the events for you. The goal of Meet and Code is to introduce children and young people between the ages of 8 and 24 to the world of technology and coding. Don’t miss the Kick-Off Event on September 1st.

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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