Sleep was lost, caffeine was consumed copiously (plus some beer as balance) and we weren't sure at all times that the experiment of building an app in one day based on JiveWorld audience choice was an entirely sane idea. But we did it -- the team successfully built and delivered the Jive Albums app. If you're a Jive cloud or Jive 6 user, you can install the app from the Jive Apps Market immediately.
So, why did we do this?
For a peak into the Hackathon process and results, check out the following video:
And some additional behind-the-scenes footage at JiveWorld12 Hackathon - Day 1 - Developer Check-In and JiveWorld12 Hackathon - Day 2 - Developer Check-In.
Thank you to the Jive engineers that made the hackathon a success and to all the Jive customers that stopped by the hack area to ask questions and wish the team well. We'll see you at JiveWorld13!
A couple hours earlier on mainstage, Mark Weitzel and I announced the JiveWorld12 Hackathon. For the next ~30 hours, a small team of engineers at JiveWorld will be building an app from prototype stage all the way to delivery. Because yeah, even though we're in Vegas, what else would we do all night? As soon as we're done, the app will be immediately published in the market and be available to all Jive 6 users free of charge.
Many of us at Jive love Kickstarter, so we wanted to riff on the concept a bit for the hackathon. In a quick video, we showed mockups for three different apps that we thought Jive users would love. Mainstage attendees then voted in real-time for which app of the three they wanted funded and built. The crowd has spoken, and so we're off and running building image galleries for Jive. More news and pictures soon as we make progress!