Ryan Rutan

JiveWorld17//Developers ... It's a Wrap!

Blog Post created by Ryan Rutan on May 10, 2017


After all the pre-conference buzz going into JiveWorld17//Developers,


we ended up having a spectacular showing of developer engagement and participation in the Hacker Lounge.  Here are just a few tastes of what
went down.  We hope to see each and everyone of you at JiveWorld18//Developers event, so stay tuned for more updates...and as always, Let Us
Know How We Can Help You Build Something Awesome!

Making It Even Easier to Develop Jive Add-Ons

Special thanks to Rashed Talukder for taking on this effort.  Now bring the power of the Jive Developer Community to your Jive Community.


  1. Visit the Add-On Registry (Jive 8, 9 and Cloud) on your Jive Instance
  2. Find the jivedev QuickStart Add-On, and Install
  3. (optional) Customize permissions of who can see/use Add-On and it's features via the App Settings section of the Add-On.
  4. Go to the Apps menu and enjoy add-on builders for OAuth2 Clients, Simple Stream Integrations and Custom View Tiles.


Let us know how this goes here in the Jive Developer Community ... we are always looking for feedback!


Getting Your Race On at the Jive Derby

In it's debut, the Jive Derby proved to be as exciting as anticipated.  With 86+ races, and 68 racers, JiveWorld17 attendees found an engaging way to connect with fellow Jive customers/developers and enjoy some good ole fashioned revelry.


JiveWorld17 Derby Champion


2.4057 seconds


For more details and specifics about the JiveWorld17 Derby, check out:


Keep in mind the Jive Derby is also a reference implementation for building a deeply integrated Jive experience with an external system.  Check out the following resources to learn more about how this integration was built from top to bottom.


Future of the Jive API & Documentation

There were some very deep and technical discussions about the upcoming Jive API, but here are just some of the high-points that were discussed.




  • Less Direct Jive Instance API Integrations … More Centralized Gateway Services
  • Distributed API Comprised of Numerous Microservices vs. Monolithic API Service
  • All New Features / Services Built by Jive Will Be Built Using Public Well-Documented APIs based on the Open API Specification (a.k.a. Swagger)
  • Every new micro service will include:
    • Publically Addressable Swagger Definitions
    • Publically Browsable API Documentation
  • Harness the power of Swagger Tool Eco-System (swagger-tools, POSTMAN, ...)
  • Help us understand what features in the Swagger specification you expect in our definitions to help insure you are getting the most out of them.  Feedback is always welcome!


Stay tuned for more updates in both Product and Jive Developers communities about Unified People ID, Unified Content ID and the new Connector Framework!


Cool IoT Demos for the Enterprise Collaboration

Another cool contribution from Rashed Talukder who demonstrated some cool integrated technologies to support a next-generation conference room experience.



  • Simulated enterprise calendar and resource integration to know who is where and with what at all times.
  • Facial recognition in conference room to track attendance using Lego avatars.
  • Extended Profile Metadata to control conference room temperature as an average of # of attendees and their temperature preferences.
  • Jive Data Export Service to scan activity during meeting invite related to attendees and subject to help create meeting note curation.
  • (optional) Alexa meeting note dictation to set up todos, take notes and reminders.
  • Meeting notes automatically submitted to Jive for attendees to review and further follow-up on action items.


The conference room of the future is more than a room, it is a collaboration and action facilitator to insure that you can focus more on doing the work than documenting it.


Developer Days is Coming Your Way Soon



The Jive Developer Days program has been quite popular, and we plan to continue it moving forward.  We will be taking feedback on topics you'd like to learn more about ... and determining our next event in the June/July 2017 timeframe.


Let us know what information you'd like us to bring on the bus to a webinar near you!