JiveWorld17 // Developers: what to expect

Collaboration tools platform company Jive Software is staging JiveWorld17 in Las Vegas once again and the firm (as previously) is marking out its developer track as a dedicated conference block under the name JiveWorld17//Developers.

Harness the social context

With the upcoming release of Jive 9 and the latest version(s) of Jive Cloud, Jive will no doubt be spending time explaining how programmers will be able to work to build integrations that ‘harness the social context’ (as Jive likes to say) that drive business.

This developer track will play host to a hackathon… this year it is described as a Tri-Hackathon to engage with developers on multiple levels with challenges broken out as follows:

Coding Skills – Complete developer challenges, build integrations and share with fellow Jive developers.

Derby Racing – Build a derby car and compete against other JiveWorld17 attendees to see who’s the fastest, while also creating integrations using the IoT sensor data from the track.

Video Games – Well, you know what these are, right?

State of the Jive Developer nation

Ryan Rutan will deliver the state of the Jive developer nation talk in his capacity as director of developer evangelism & partner innovation at Jive.

“In this talk, you will learn about the latest improvements to the Jive platform and get an overview of Jive’s integration architecture, new techniques for constructing business applications and proven strategies to help developers maximise time while expediting return on investment. Coupled with an unparalleled user experience and off the charts user engagement, it is easy to see why more and more customers are turning to Jive as their go-to enterprise development platform,” teased Rutan, in his event preview information.

Computer Weekly readers can view video highlights from last year’s event here… Jive is an interesting company that doesn’t win everybody over as a fan, yet appears to be doing better on a year-on-year basis. Let’s try and get under its skin in 2017 and assess its true worth as well as the firm’s wider approach to bringing social information streams into developers’ engineering processes.

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