Just an ordinary trip with Hybris Labs

Our luggage…

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…then a bit of shopping (sweets this time, not wine)…

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…obligatory soldering…

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…followed by testing (behind closed doors with some random objects)…

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…setting up at the event location…

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… and pretending nothing ever happened.

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Okay, there is a bit more to the story. We were invited to the CMO Council Elite Retreat as part of SAP Sapphire Now, where we showed Funky Retail and also Bullseye.

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On top of that we supported the SAP Machine Learning Team.

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They used a slightly modified version of Bullseye to generate some live data for their showcase and to make it more tangible.

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Sweet deep learning with YaaS.

Free sweets for everyone!

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Bullseye is making a lot of people very happy! Obviously those who get to eat the sweets are happy. Then there’s our colleagues in various locations that get show a cool demo – they’re happy too! But above all, the Hybris Labs team is very happy to be able to support these events without needing to be physically present. Happy, happy, happy!

With Bullseye we’ve managed to develop a prototype that is small enough to easily be shipped, simple to set up and, thanks to YaaS, configurable to the requirements of each location. But at the end it comes down to our colleagues having the confidence to do the ‘dirty work’.

The SAP Forum Moscow is a perfect example for such a successful collaboration. Well done, guys!

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Labs goes Danish design

Well, let’s say almost… Okay, not actual Danish design by definition… But this version of the Hybris Labs Changing Room was built in Denmark, set up at the SAP Innovation Forum in Copenhagen (Denmark) by our Danish colleagues who also conducted the demo…in Danish! So there!

The reason we’re emphasizing this, is not our love for functionalist design and architecture. Far more it is the fact that once again a team has successfully demoed one of our prototypes at an event without a Hybris Labs member being physically present. Well done! This makes us very happy because, as our loyal readers know, we can’t possibly attend all of the events we’re requested for. But we’ll always do our best to support where we can!

Actually, you can find elements of Danish design in the setup…

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Napakymppi!

We’re still catching up on all the events we attended in the past few weeks and months. Today, let us take you to Helsinki. You think it’s cold in Finland? Correct.

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But we didn’t just travel there because of the nice weather. So after a quick swim in the Baltic Sea we started to set up our Bullseye Demo at the SAP Innovation Forum Helsinki. You may be surprised to hear that we actually learned something from our previous prototypes. For example: make components transportable.

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USB instead of soldered wiring to connect the components.

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Some things on the other hand will probably never change. Re-labeling. It’s our thing. Apparently…

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Hey presto!

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Conclusion: Bullseye can be shipped and is very easy to set up. Probably the closest we’ll ever get to plug and play. Reason enough for us to risk the next step. In future we want to support events without traveling to location ourselves… “Have you tried turning it off an on again?…”

¡Adiós Wine Shelf!

We’re still alive! It’s been a while since our last update and we’ve got quite a lot to catch up on. But don’t worry, we’ll let you relive everything as if it happened yesterday! Just relax, close your eyes, and read…

When our Mexican colleagues asked us to demo the Smart Wine Shelf at the SAP Forum in Mexico City, we were reluctant a first. But then we found out that they would be willing to keep and also maintain it. And after we had already successfully handed over responsibility for the European version to our colleagues in Paris, we saw the opportunity to get rid of… pass on the US version of the wine shelf.

But before we could say goodbye, it was business as usual. Flying around the globe…

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Wine shelf in a box…

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Wine shelf out of the box…

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Wine shelf broken…

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Wine shelf fixed… (No, really! It’s supposed to look like that. Honestly!)

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Wine bottle re-labeling…

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Sexy booth… (That’s actually not business as usual. Very nice, guys!)

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Demo time…

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And then: ¡Adiós! Here are the keys. Demo carefully!

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At the end: Everybody’s happy!

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Especially Georg…

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