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End of an Era: IdeaJam.net

After serving the IBM community for over 9 years, new idea submission, voting and commenting has been turned off on the http://ideajam.net site. The site will remain available in “read only” mode for the foreseeable future.

The site collected 4,581 ideas, 12,346 comments and 108,544 votes.

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With only 17 lines of code

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With only 17 lines of PHP code I was able to add a Slack “slash” command (/whatshot) to bring up the list of “What’s Hot” ideas from http://ideajam.net. To do this I used the IdeaJam JSON API and some PHP code to produce the list you see in the picture above. Slack makes it very easy to add integrations. In fact, I also coded another Slack integration for an IBM Notes customer that allows them to pull up data from their CRM database with a simple “/customer” command. That code was also less than 20 lines.

Want to learn more about the Slack API and how you can integrate it with it your apps? You can contact me or you can learn yourself Slack API.

PS – no server reboot was required to add the integration 🙂

Jive: Partner Communities IdeaJam

jive_idea_jamI’m so glad that we named our product IdeaJam and also trademarked the name. Notice that Jive uses “Idea Jam” and not “IdeaJam”. Ninety percent or more of the prospects that Elguji sees lately think that IdeaJam is an IBM product. It’s actually quite fascinating and we are very blessed. Our event-based IdeaJam cloud services are booming.

This made us smile…

Thank you card from the University of Texas LBJ School

Elguji Software just wrapped up an IdeaJam event for the University of Texas, LBJ School of Public Affairs that took place last week. In the mail today we received a handwritten thank you note from the jam’s primary stakeholders. Gayle did an awesome job as the success manager for this event.

I absolutely love what we have done and continue to do with our IdeaJam product. We get to work with so many great companies and organizations from around the world. We are truly blessed.

Just one look and you are up to speed

 

IdeaJam_Status_BoardIf you haven’t checked out Panic’s Status Board app for the iPad I highly recommend that you do. Using a combination of the IdeaJam API’s  and RSS feeds I was able to put together the status board that you see above. The super cool thing about status board is that you can use AirPlay to beam it to an Apple TV connected to an display panel. You can also direct-connect the iPad to a display panel like Panic talks about in their blog entry.

Each of the panels auto-updates every minute. In addition to the panels you see on the screen I have created some others that chart various other IdeaJam metrics. If you have Status Board and want me to send you the IdeaJam status board just let me know.

 

It’s time to tell IBM how you really feel about some things…

IBM developerWorks has launched the developerWorks LIVE Jam which runs from June 11-18. Here you as a professional developer can give the developerWorks team your thoughts on how you prefer to learn technical skills, share your expertise, and build your online reputation. You can use your IdeaJam.net registration to participate in the jam. If you are not already registered you can register here.

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The IBM developerWorks Live! Jam

Registration for the IBM developerWorks Live! Jam is now open. The jam will open on June 11th and will focus on the following themes:

  • What would you envision as the perfect web site for developers?
  • How do you want to build your technical skills?
  • How do you want to build your on-line professional reputation?
  • How do you want to share with other developers?
  • How do you want to stay informed of what’s new on developerWorks?
  • What developer sites do you use?
  • How would you make developerWorks better?

dwliveIf you have already registered for the Jazz Plan Jam, the VoICE Jam, the Info Experience jam, the Inner Circle Jam or any other IdeaJam powered event you are good to go. If not you can register at http://dwlive.ideajam.net/register.