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5 Posts authored by: Libby Taylor

As if having a giant plinko board to play with wasn't enough, we had the mobile game series running as well for JiveWorld17!


Our top three winning categories are as follows:

  • Best attendee photo of JiveWorld17
  • Top Tweeter of JiveWorld17
  • Overall Leaderboard


And the winners are...


Best attendee photo of JiveWorld17


As determined by the poll; Vote for Your Favorite JiveWorld17 Photo!


Taking 25 votes out of 106 is...


Lisa Allison, Enterprise Community Manager, Analog Devices. "Dying to engage"


Congratulations Lisa Allison, you've won an Amazon Echo! Please email me with your shipping address and phone number and we can get this item out to you! (


Next up, we have the...


Top Tweeter of JiveWorld17!


And the winner is... Jakkii Musgrave from Ripple Effect Group!

In case you haven't been paying attention, Jakkii won the top tweeter spot for JW14 as well!


Congrats Jakkii for winning...   you get a Free Ticket to JiveWorld18 with comp'ed hotel! Just circle back with the team when we get ready next year and we'll be sure to get your tickets sorted.


And finally, for the...


Overall Leaderboard Winner


This guy was everywhere, and by everywhere, we truly mean everywhere. He even figured out how to "game the game" for which we removed a bunch of his points and even THEN the guy was still in the lead. Congrats to Roguen Keller from Hitachi Data Systems for making the most of your JiveWorld experience and getting the highest score on the leaderboard! We know there was a lot of competition for this one, so we want to say that we appreciate everyone who participated and cared so much about the games! And watch out, Roguen, we're going to work hard next time to make a bullet-proof mobile game experience! We love a good challenge.


Roguen wins a Free Ticket to JiveWorld18 along with free hotel and airfare. Reach out to us next year to collect your ticket, Roguen!

Those of us attending JiveWorld17 are busy attending sessions, connecting with each other and chatting-up best practices. In the midst of all this, you may have missed Jive's big news this morning about our entering an agreement to become part of the Aurea family of companies.


Jive Software Enters into Definitive Agreement to Become Part of the Aurea Family of Companies


Aurea and Jive will unite to bring the power of our respective platforms to the task of optimizing employee and customer experiences for companies around the world. This includes powering engaging and intelligent collaborative experiences throughout the global business eco-system. Together, Aurea and Jive will provide differentiated employee, partner and customer experiences that improve business outcomes by connecting people and content, enabling them to collaborate securely and effectively across applications and organizations, and allowing businesses to leverage this collaborative intelligence.


There will be more steps in the process of completing the acquisition. The exact timing and details of closing are not yet known, but we expect the transaction to be completed sometime in June 2017. We will continue to share information as it becomes available.


Check out Elisa Steele's blog for further details on this exciting news!

If you've been to JiveWorld before, you are familiar with how amazing the final night parties can be!


This year will be no exception! So get your dancing shoes and dress in your party clothes and come with us to the Intrigue Nightclub located in the Wynn Hotel. The party runs from 7 - 11 pm.


The Intrigue Nightclub


Complimentary shuttle transportation will be provided from the Aria starting around 6:15 pm - more details to come! 


The Intrigue is gorgeous with an inside bar, lounge and dance area and an outside area with multi-layer waterfall. We've got a DJ on hand to spin some dance tunes as well as fabulous drinks and a reception menu with different stations for pasta, carved meats and desserts (so you don't need to pre-eat)!


We hope that you'll join us in closing out JiveWorld17 with this amazing event. We look forward to partying with you!

In addition to the main conference and track sessions, on Monday, May 1 we're excited to host a range of deep-dive workshops and training sessions on topics including community program strategy, user experience and configuration tips and tricks, advanced measurement and integrations/add ons.


Claire Fletcher, Selin Korustan, Claire Flanagan, Jez Martin, Shaun Slattery and Jennifer Kelley will be leading many of the half-day pre-conference workshops.  Find details and register at Special Half-Day Workshops | JiveWorld17  or see the expanded list of programs including the "Jive 101 Bootcamp" details at Pre-Conference Workshops & Forums | JiveWorld17.


I know many customers have asked us to cover dashboards and DES!  Join us a day early to take advantage of valuable pre-conference workshops. To add a morning or afternoon workshop to your registration just email to let them know which items you would like to add to your existing registration. For the full list of all pre-conference workshops go to Special Half-Day Workshops | JiveWorld17  or check out the descriptions below!


Morning Sessions: 9:00am - 12:30pm


Integrations the Jive way

Add-ons make it easy to create simple integrations with your existing systems of record. Learn about the Jive-SDK (Node.js) integration options and when to use them.

Try your hand at creating a simple stream integration, apps, and tiles. Having attended this session, you’ll be ready to complete coding challenges in the Hackathon!


Measurement Master Class

This measurement master class will help seasoned community program leaders develop skills they need to build effective dashboards by thinking first about measuring the right things, not all the things.


We’ll cover things like: what makes a good or bad dashboard, why a good dashboard starts with a solid set of program objectives, why it’s important to consider the “shared purpose” of the community when building those objectives, how to state objectives in business outcomes the C-suite cares about, and why story telling and member feedback is a critical ingredient in defending your dashboard and value statements.


Hands on working sessions will help you exercise new skills in building objectives that tie to company strategy but is influenced by your understanding of key use cases, member needs, and the outcomes that would prove success. We’ll also leave time to help you build a sample success story and get feedback from your peers.


Community Growing Pains: Managing Your Community Through the ‘Difficult Teenage Years’

This masterclass is aimed at owners of mature communities that are at least one year past launch and are in need of a refresh. Whether you’re a veteran community manager or you’ve recently inherited an existing community and aren’t sure where to start, this masterclass will help you identify what to tackle first and how to go about it.


You’ll hear from Jive and veteran customer experts about 1. How to ensure your community is continuing to support your organization’s key goals 2. How to grow with the right use cases and design decisions and destinations that support them 3. Tools and tactics that make engaging in your community a habit for your members.


Afternoon Sessions 1:30pm - 5:00pm


Interested in using cloud analytics data to answer business questions? This session will demystify the Data Export Service API. We’ll discuss what an API is, how to access your data, and how to construct a custom API query through hands-on examples. You’ll leave with some experience editing and running a short script to query the API.
If you want to learn more about how to convert your widget-based overview pages to tiles pages, this workshop is for you. Join us in this hands-on session where Jive experts will explain why and how to use tiles and pages, outline design principles for your pages, and lead you in hands-on exercises to create and edit different types of pages, using real-life examples submitted by workshop attendees.
You’ll leave having learned how to use current and upcoming tiles to update your community, and get a chance to hear from our Product Team about future innovations for tiles and pages.
Growth in your community can create new challenges and new opportunities. An ongoing investment in your community strategy and applied design will help foster and sustain growth as your community matures. Learn the methods and best practices for optimizing your community!
Looking for the beginner's pre-conference session? Check out Learn How to Launch/Relaunch Your Community at Jive 101 Boot Camp | JiveWorld17

Are you a newcomer to Jive or a brand new Jive customer? JiveWorld17's Jive 101 Boot Camp pre-conference day is designed just for pre-launch communities, communities less than six months old, or communities in need of a relaunch. This session will help community managers, program strategists, and technology leads get up to speed on the key activities for success.


Jive 101 boot camp features

  • Learn about the important phases when launching a community
  • Collaborate in round-table conversations with Jive experts as well as other newcomers
  • Learn real skills to focus your efforts for a successful launch/re-launch
  • Get tips on how to survive JiveWorld and a chance to meet JiveWorld alumni with a community profile like yours


Jive 101 is intended to be a deeper, more interactive, detailed learning experience that syncs to what is presented online in the Adoption Resource Center. Our audience is either people who are inexperienced community managers new to the Jive concepts of community launches or experienced community managers who have never been through a community launch and are thinking of relaunching their community. Sessions will be interactive and our focus is on teaching attendees real skills so that they can walk away with the ability to take action.


The launch process is extensive and can be quite complicated. Tackling it on your own is difficult at best. Jive 101 will give you the knowledge and skills to bring your community through a success launch/relaunch. Each of the sessions below is connected to the others to create an integrated learning experience, so please plan on staying for the whole day.


Jive 101 boot camp agenda

Morning SessionsAfternoon Sessions

1. Launching a successful community

  • Understanding the big picture
  • Defining your use cases
  • Developing a road map

5. Community launch/relaunch

  • Launch phases and activities
  • Adoption planning and managing change
  • Identifying role models and advocates
  • Defining incentives and gamification

2. The planning phase

  • Defining your mission and goals
  • Developing your community identity and name
  • Focusing on your top 3 use cases

6. The manage phase

  • Developing a governance structure and roles
  • Managing policies and processes
  • Support for community teams and users

3. Design concepts and factors

  • Theming today: design as communication, design hierarchy
  • Home page design: headers, navigation, use cases, footer
  • Place designs: best practices
  • Design check-lists

7. The growth phase

  • Developing long-term strategy and vision
  • Growing adoption in current and new use cases
  • Upgrades and evolution

4. Build-out theme and design

  • Structuring your community/places
  • Defining your site architecture
  • Developing home page navigation and calls-to-action

8. Measuring your launch

  • Capturing the story: meaningful measurement
  • Showcasing business impact
  • Key ways to measure: dashboards


The agenda above is so rich and full of learning, Selin Korustan Michelle Gantt and I are so excited to bring this day to you!


Sign up for Jive 101 boot camp

Jive 101 is available as a pre-conference day on Monday, May 1 option to the JiveWorld17 conference (you can't only attend Jive 101). There's an additional cost to attend Jive101 ($300).


You can sign up for Jive 101 on the JiveWorld17 registration page: Registration | Jive Software