Kyma – A Flexible Way to Connect and Extend Applications

Join this free online course to learn about Kyma, an open-source project designed natively on Kubernetes, and how to extend existing applications with Kyma, bringing speed and agility to your development and accelerating innovation.

This course was retired in October 2023.

Self-paced since June 13, 2019
Language: English
Subtitles (auto-generated): Deutsch, English, Français, Español

Course information


This course was retired in October 2023.

Course Summary

Businesses need to leverage new technologies, take on innovations, and transform digitally to be competitive.
During our ongoing innovation journey, we identified several challenges for companies that go through the process of digital transformation, like heterogeneous product portfolios, monolithic deployments, and the "need for speed” in development.

Kyma is an open-source project designed natively on Kubernetes. It allows you to extend and customize cloud-based and on-premise enterprise applications in a quick and modern way, using serverless computing or microservice architecture.

In this course, you’ll learn the benefits of Kyma, how to connect applications and third-party services in a cloud-native environment, and how to create extensions for existing systems, regardless of the language they are written in. Customizing extensions with minimum effort and time required to learn the configuration details will bring speed and agility to development and accelerate innovation.

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Course Characteristics

  • Starting from: May 8, 2019, 09:00 UTC. (What does this mean?)
  • Duration: The course is open for 5 weeks
  • Effort: 2-3 hours in total
  • Course assignment: You can take the course assignment at any time whilst the course is open.
  • Course closure: June 13, 2019, 09:00 UTC
  • Course language: English
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Course Content

Unit 1: Why Kyma?
Unit 2: Introduction to Kyma
Unit 3: Kyma Architecture
Unit 4: Kyma Components
Unit 5: Getting Started with Kyma
Unit 6: Extending WordPress with Kyma
Unit 7: Observability: Monitoring and Tracing
Unit 8: Kyma Community

Target Audience

  • Developers
  • Architects
  • System integrators

Course Requirements

  • Programming knowledge
  • Cloud-native development is a plus

Course contents

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Course End
Jun 13, 2019
Course Start
May 08, 2019


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Certificate Requirements

  • Gain a Record of Achievement by earning at least 50% of the maximum number of points from all graded assignments.
  • Gain a Confirmation of Participation by completing at least 50% of the course material.

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This course is offered by

Olga Flaccus

Having worked as an application software engineer and a product owner for several years, Olga Flaccus moved to SAP C/4HANA Foundation Product Management in 2017. She works closely with other product managers, product owners, and software architects on the development of modern, cloud-native software. She also enables internal and external teams on the product.

As a MINT CyberMentor, Olga supports young girls and encourages them to engage in mathematics, computer sciences, natural sciences, and technological activities, and advises them on their study and career choices.

Marco Dorn

Marco Dorn is a product manager for SAP Cloud Platform Extension Factory and the open source project Kyma. His focus is on expanding the partner ecosystem for SAP C/4HANA Foundation. Marco is also working on creating a community around SAP C/4HANA Foundation in close collaboration with SAP user groups and SAP mentors.

Gaurav Abbi

Gaurav Abbi is a senior product specialist currently focusing on event-driven architecture in Kyma and SAP Cloud Platform Extension Factory for SAP Customer Experience. He has been designing and developing commercial software in the IT industry for the past 14 years.

Guarav engages actively in the Open Source Community, including contributions to OSS. He is also an avid traveler and loves to hike during the summer.

Gopi Kannappan

Gopi Kannappan is a product manager with over 15 years of experience in various roles in development and product management.

His current focus is on connecting with customers and partners to fine-tune the vision, strategy, and roadmap of SAP Graph. He is also tasked with rolling out SAP Graph to the market.

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Ana Yankovich

Ana Yankovich joined SAP as a communications and knowledge consultant in 2017 and is currently focusing on information, knowledge management, and communication of the Kyma open source project and SAP Cloud Platform Extension Factory as part of the SAP C/4HANA Core organization.

Johannes Engelke

Johannes Engelke is the product owner for Serverless Runtime at SAP. He is responsible for developing the serverless capabilities inside the open source project Kyma. Johannes started his career as a provisioning developer at a time when nobody used the term DevOps. He moved on to maintaining and developing a Cloud Foundry (OSS) cluster before joining the Kyma team.