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Developer Advocate

Official Rules


  1.  Eligibility: The Devtoberfest Game contest is open only to individuals who are legal residents of one of the eligible countries identified above, and who are at least 18 years of age at the time of their participation.

    - Employees, officers and representatives of SAP, and related companies, as well as their employees and immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of each such employee are eligible to participate but are not eligible to receive prizes other than nominal, non-cash prizes.

    - Employees of any SAP customers currently engaged in an active competitive bid cycle with SAP are not eligible to receive any prize in any tiers that exceeds $100, as determined by SAP.

    - Employees of the United States government or any foreign government, state, or territory, or any government affiliated entity, may participate, but are not eligible for prizes or gifts. This Devtoberfest Game contest is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations.
  2. Sponsor: SAP America, Inc., 3999 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA 19073
  3. Agreement to Official Rules:  By joining the Devtoberfest Group and participating in the Devtoberfest Game contest, each entrant fully and unconditionally agrees to and accepts these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor in all matters relating to this Devtoberfest Game contest, which are final and binding. Entrants have the responsibility to review and understand their employer’s policies, laws, rules and/or regulations, tax implications, and any other limitations regarding eligibility to participate in promotions and/or receive prizes in connection therewith.  Furthermore, if you enter without obtaining the appropriate approvals, or if an individual is participating in violation of any such policies, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, disqualify you and/or your entry, and forfeit the prize, if applicable.
  4. Timing: The Devtoberfest Game contest begins at 12:01:00 a.m. Pacific Time ("PT") September 18, 2023 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. PT October 15, 2023 (the "Promotion Period").
  5. Complete Tutorials and Attend Devtoberfest Events to Earn Points. Eligible participants (as defined in Section 1, above) who connect to and complete the designated individual tutorials and/or the “SAP Devtoberfest Mission”, which is a collection of tutorials specifically assembled for bonus points,  will be given badges with associated point values.  Participants can also attend special events over the 4 week Promotion Period that have been published on the Devtoberfest Group as being eligible to earn points during the Promotion Period.  Participation in SAP developer activities may be subject to additional terms.  Badges awarded with points will be published against the participant SAP Community ID and that will be used to verify their level of points achieved.  We will also have a “for entertainment purposes only” gameboard where participants can log in and see their progress up each level of a visual gameboard.  Point/Prize levels are: Level 1 requires at least 3000 points.  Level 2 requires at least 14000 points.  Level 3 requires at least 22000 points. Level 4 requires at least 30000 points.

    Sponsor is not responsible for typographical or system errors and failures or faulty transmissions, or for any problems or technical malfunction of servers or providers, computer equipment, or for any activity or information not registered or registered inaccurately  on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet, or at a website, or any combination thereof.

    Sponsor in its sole discretion may disqualify any entrant from participating in the Devtoberfest Game contest, refuse to award prize(s), and require the return of any prize(s), if entrant engages in any conduct Sponsor deems to be improper, unfair or otherwise adverse to the operation of the Devtoberfest Game contest or detrimental to other entrants. Such improper conduct includes, but is not limited to, falsifying personal information required during Devtoberfest Game contest registration or prize claim, violating any Official Rules stated herein, winning a prize(s) through methods such as automated computer scripts or other programming techniques, allowing others to use the entrant's personal information for the purpose of winning a Prize, or tampering with Sponsor's administration of this Devtoberfest Game contest.
  6. Prizes.  There can be an unlimited number of qualifiers across all four prize levels (described in Section 5, above). Participants that achieve these prize levels during the Promotion Period will have a chance to win prizes.  The prizes will be allocated by random drawing amongst the qualifiers at that prize level if the number of qualifiers exceeds the pool of prizes (described below) at any given prize level. Subject to the number of prizes available, as described in this section and below,  as you qualify for each level you win those prizes (or become eligible for the prize drawing at that level) in addition to the previous level.  For example, a level 3 winner also gets prizes in levels 1 and 2.
    Prize level 1 will be a digital Devtoberfest image valued at $0 USD once a point threshold of at least 3000 points is achieved. Prize level 2 is an electronic selfie with the developer advocates valued up to $0 USD once a point threshold of at least 14000 points achieved. Prize level 3 is an online Q&A session with an SAP leader valued at $0 USD and a voucher for an SAP Press E-Book valued up to $85 USD once a point threshold of at least 22000 points achieved. Prize level 4 will be a chance to be one of 10 winners of an all-expense paid trip (see details below) to meet with SAP leaders, product experts and VIP experience once a point threshold of at least 30000 points achieved.

    - Prize level 1 will have unlimited winners with approximate Retail Value of each prize $0 (zero) USD

    - Prize level 2 will have unlimited winners with approximate Retail Value of each prize $0 (zero) USD

    - Prize level 3 will have up to 200 (two hundred) winners with approximate Retail Value of each prize $0 (zero) USD for the Q&A Session and up to 100 (one hundred) winners with approximate Retail Value of each prize $85 (zero) USD for the SAP Press E-Book

    - Prize level 4 will have up to 10 (ten) winners with approximate Retail Value of up to $5,000 USD per winner to include:
       * Economy round-trip airfare during event specific dates (the amount allocated for airfare will not exceed $5,000.)
       * Single Occupancy Hotel Room during event specific dates
       * Airport transfer fees to and from major gateway airports during event specific dates
       *  Meals during event specific dates
       *  Theme park ticket, meals, and transportation on specific date

    If more entrants qualify in any given prize level in accordance with these Official Rules on or about October 31st, 2023, SAP will conduct a random drawing from all of the eligible participants at that prize level. The drawing will be conducted by Sponsor in accordance with these Official Rules, and the selection and determination of a winner(s) is final.  The entrant(s) selected as the winner(s) must comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. Each winner will be notified using the contact information submitted when joining the Devtoberfest Group, and you consent to being contacted by Sponsor via any means available using this contact information for purposes of communicating with you about the Devtoberfest Game contest. If a potential winner cannot be contacted within three (3) days after the first attempt to contact him/her, Sponsor may at its sole and absolute discretion select an alternate entrant from among all eligible entries received for that prize category.

    No cash or other substitution, assignment or transfer of prizes permitted, except by Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute a prize or prize component with another of comparable or greater value. Winner is responsible for all taxes surcharges and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use.

    IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR PRIZE LEVEL 4 (The Trip): All transportation, lodging, meals, gratuities, and all costs and expenses relating to or arising directly or indirectly out of the trip to be paid by SAP, will be determined by SAP. All costs not covered by SAP are the sole cost and responsibility of the winner.  The trip must be taken on dates and times specified by SAP, which dates and times are subject to change. SAP is not responsible if a selected winner is unable to attend the trip for any reason, and no additional or alternative or substitute prize or consideration will be given.  All travel arrangements must be made through a travel agent or entity selected by SAP. Winners must have or acquire a valid passport and/or visa for travel location of their own expense. Specific air carrier(s), lodging providers and other trip specifics are at the sole discretion of SAP. Travel must originate and end at major gateway airports specified by SAP. The trip winners will be required to provide valid travel documents and passports, valid photo IDs, and inoculations as required by travel authorities prior to and at time of travel; and to obtain and maintain all insurance (including health, liability and any other insurance). Winners acknowledge and agree that SAP is not a provider/carrier of transportation, or insurance provider. Winners may not make changes to travel details once any element(s) of the travel arrangements have been booked. SAP is not responsible for any changes of any element of the trip, including but not limited to any expenses incurred as a consequence of missed flights, flight charges, cancellation, or delays. SAP will not replace any lost or stolen tickets, travel vouchers, or certificates. Any unclaimed and/or unused element of the trip will be forfeited and remain the property of SAP.  In the event any trip winner engages in behavior that, as determined by SAP (or its designee) in their absolute discretion, is obnoxious or threatening, dangerous, illegal, disorderly, or that is intended to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person, SAP reserves the right to terminate the trip early for that winner, in whole or in part, and to send that participant home with no further compensation. In the event that, for reasons beyond their control and not related to the Entrants, SAP is unable to award the trip as described in these Official Rules, SAP will substitute a prize of a similar nature and equal or greater value at their sole discretion.  The trip is non-assignable and non-transferable.  The trip is not redeemable for cash.  A winner is not a recipient of the trip prize until the winner has been  notified, responds, and compliance with the Rules and as a winner of the prize has been verified  by SAP.  If at any time a winner is unable to accept the prize in its entirety, the selected winner will forfeit the trip without any additional compensation or consideration, and the trip may be, at SAP’s discretion, awarded to an alternate winner.  All prize details are at SAP’s sole discretion.

    Any prize awarded to you is awarded under the condition that your acceptance does not violate any applicable laws or policies within your organization. Public sector employees and/or government officials and SAP customers currently in an active competitive bid cycle with SAP are not eligible to receive prizes. Acceptance of this prize indicates that the recipient is neither public sector/government official or a customer in an active competitive bid with SAP.  If you are unsure whether your acceptance may violate any such laws or policies, we strongly encourage you to seek advice from your ethics or compliance official. If an individual or an organization is unable to accept all or a portion of a prize that is awarded, Sponsor may elect to award some portion of the prize to the recipient in question, or may elect to withdraw the prize and award it to another participant.

  7. Devtoberfest Game contest Administration/Publicity: Except where prohibited, participation in the Devtoberfest Game contest constitutes winner's consent to Sponsor’s use of winner's name, likeness, and biographical information for purposes of administering the Devtoberfest Game contest, including publication of information about winning entrants in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.  Use of personal information for advertising and promotional purposes will be subject to the consent of the participant.
  8. General Conditions: Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or modify the Devtoberfest Game contest if fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond Sponsor's reasonable control impairs the integrity of the Devtoberfest Game contest, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. In such event, Sponsor reserves the right to award the prizes at random from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Devtoberfest Game contest or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules, or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Sponsor's failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
  9. Release: By entering this Devtoberfest Game contest, entrant agrees to release and hold harmless, Sponsor, its related companies, its parent and affiliates and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, and agents from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Devtoberfest Game contest or receipt or use of any prize.
  10. Disputes/Limitation of Liability: Entrant agrees that: (i) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Devtoberfest Game contest, or any prizes awarded, other than the administration of the Devtoberfest Game contest or the determination of winners shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; (ii) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Devtoberfest Game contest but in no event attorneys' fees; and (iii) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
  11. Governing Law: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Devtoberfest Game contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of New York, or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of New York. In the event that any legal or regulatory authority challenges the Devtoberfest Game contest, Sponsor reserves the right to discontinue or modify the Devtoberfest Game contest, or to disqualify entrants residing in the affected geographic areas. In such event, Sponsor shall have no liability to entrants who are disqualified due to such an action.
  12. Use of Information: Sponsor will be collecting personal data about entrants online, in accordance with its privacy policy. Please review the Sponsor’s privacy policy at the link below. By participating in the Devtoberfest Game contest, entrants hereby agree to Sponsor’s collection and usage of their personal information and acknowledge that they have read and accepted Sponsor’s privacy policy at click here.
  13. Winners List/Official Rules: Devtoberfest Game contest results will be posted at

See Also: FAQ For Grand Prize Trip

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What a bummer, I can't find Baltic countries on the list. 💔

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Very well articulated 👍 


I share the pain with Vladimirs as we have such a great community here in Baltic... 💔

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I really don´t understand Venezuela can participate, but Brazil not.



Quebec has changed and relaxed the law about international contests to be in line with the rest of Canada last year, so I can't understand why your legal team still excludes Quebec from the Contest.


I would really love to try my luck this year, but Romania is not in the list 😭😭😭

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I don't see 🇧🇴 ‌‌ on the list, but I will still participate.😎

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what mean 'Galactic1 / 2 ' etc.? How to achieve the next level of 'Galactic'?

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I don't see Vietnam in the list, but I'm trying to participate. 😁

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Hi @noravonthenen 

When and how get notified about prize for level 1, 2, 3?


Thanks and regards!

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Last year it was some time after the end of the event itself. But they will contact you via e-mail normally.

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Was this list of countries reviewed recently or was it just copied from the previous contests ?

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😢🇧🇷not found...

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Really well organized events!👍

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