For those of you who haven't noticed, we recently launched a new program in the Jive Developers community,

Announcing the 2013-14 Jive Developer Program


As part of this program, Jive is growing our Developer eco-system to spread the word about building solutions and integrating with Jive.  Part of that growth is to recognize and distinguish developers for skills they possess on the Jive Platform.  Last week, we introduced the Jive Platform Developer Skill Badge and this week we'd like to introduce the Jive Platform badge.


What is the Tiles / Templates / Streams Developer Skill Badge

When it comes to the new Add-On Framework, it is impossible to not talk about Tiles, Streams or Templates.  Tiles are a new form of supplying dynamic salient content to the Jive experience in a way that is both relevant and actionable.  This badge represents a developer's understanding of how to assemble Tiles, Streams and Templates to build contextually rich collaboration places in Jive using external services. This includes understanding when to use the various Calendar, List, Table, Gallery, Gauge and Stream types and assembling them into templates for simple uptake.


Earning more skill badges and being active in the Jive Developer Community are ways you can level-up your reputation in the Jive Developers community and win prizes in the Announcing the 2013-14 Jive Developer Program


How to earn the Jive Platform Developer Skill Badge

To earn this badge, you can do one of two tasks:

  • Write a blog post in the Developer community that talks about an integration you are considering building.  In this blog post, be sure to mention:
    • What role(s) does Jive play in the integration? (required)
    • What role(s) does (REMOTE SYSTEM) play in the integration? (required)
    • Which Tiles, Streams and Templates do you plan to build and what will they do at a high-level? (required)
      • How do they work together? (if, applicable)
    • Share any screenshots/mockups that help support what you want to build (optional)
  • Alternatively, if you are not the blogging sort, work with Mark Weitzel or Ryan Rutan offline to privately discuss your integration story.


Finding Community Members Who Can Help

With each of these blog posts introducing various skills, we will highlight some community members that have already earned this badge and would be great people to reach out to help you in the community should you have any questions! They are all just an @mention away!  But as always, Ryan Rutan and Mark Weitzel are always here to help!



Mark Weitzel



Nils Heuer



Aaron Walker



Ryan Rutan



Craig McClanahan



Nitzan Harel



Paul Gueller



Aron Racho


... and the list is growing every week!

Are you interested in joining the ranks of Jive Developers?  Interested in learning more about all the integration offerings available in Jive?  Or perhaps, you are just interested in the chance to tech talk and win prizes in the Announcing the 2013-14 Jive Developer Program?  Either way, reach out  and let us know how you see your Jive integrations working, and let's build something great together!