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SAP InnoJam -- Coding the Future

InnoJam winning team
At the SAP InnoJam in Palo Alto, the Aspen Institute's Tom Farrey issued a challenge to student teams from Bay Area universities based on an opportunity identified in the Project Play report: Build a tool that can connect youth, parents and others to the full array of sport programs and sites in their communities. Two of the eight teams of coders and business students were assigned to the 30-hour challenge, and one of them -- "Team Rollick," comprised of students from San Francisco State and Chico State -- won the design thinking competition, with a prototype of a mobile app. 
 
The judging panel included senior SAP executives, including SAP Chief Human Resources Officer Stefan Ries.  As winners, the members of "Team Rollick" will showcase their app May 17 as part of the SAP University Alliances experience at the SAPPHIRE NOW conference in Orlando, Fla.

More on the competition, held at the HanaHaus in downtown Palo Alto, here. Photos and social media on the event can be found on Twitter #Innojam