My name is Ryan and I’m the Dev Advocate & SAP Architect at Provide.
My background has long been in SAP dev and integration - this got me really deep into enterprise supply chain and finance systems of Fortune 500 companies. And really into the ABAP programming language used by SAP systems
In 2022 - I built the first open source SDK for Web3 and ZK for the ABAP programming language - today known as proUBC. You can check out its github and docs. While the last market cycle saw a ton of great dev resources emerge for Node.js, Rust, Solidity and other familiar programming languages - there were zero such resources for the ABAP language. I felt that to be a real shame - since I knew from firsthand experience the many business critical processes today run on ABAP code. The lack of an open source Web3 SDK for SAP really stuck out to me personally as something holding both ecosystems back.
I got a lot of support from the team at Provide to endeavor to do this. And they had great open-source APIs and a straightforward way to implement ZK to help see it happen. I spent a lot of free time building proUBC and eventually in maturated into an opportunity to work full time at Provide to bring commercial adoption to proUBC and other projects on the Provide platform
I found the Supermodular community here an attractive one to join here because the commitment to modularity and community-led open source dev was what really the same kind of ethos that drew me into building proUBC and the other related projects Provide sponsors like PRVD and Baseline.
Going into 2023, I hope we can work together to advance a few things. I don’t think there’s ever been an ABAP-based gitcoin grant handed out - so would like to see that happen and have some ideas of what that could look like with proUBC or other open source ABAP public good projects.
Right now, I have a big interest in Web3 sustainability integrations to SAP. Could be something that matches well with HyperCerts imo based on what I know. I found personally when speaking with other SAP pros - the sustainability issue has always been the one corps wanted resolved before aligning major business transformations around anything blockchain. Have a couple of ideas and projects in the works about this I would love to share later.
Feel free to say hi to me on Twitter/TG @ryfleisch