2 months ago

And the winner is...

The judges have weighed in, and our community has voted! Go to the Cisco Spark the Industry Challenge gallery to congratulate the winners and check out all of the awesome submissions.

Even though the competition is over, you don't have to stop coding. Update your portfolio to inform your followers about new projects and get feedback from fellow hackers.

Questions?

We're here to help. If you have any questions about the hackathon, post on the discussion forum or email support@devpost.com and we'll respond as soon as we can.


3 months ago

Public voting is now open

It's your turn to pick the Popular Choice award winner! Browse the Cisco Spark the Industry Challenge submission gallery and vote for your favorite app. Be sure to spread the word via your social networks, too!

Questions?

We're here to help. If you have any questions about the hackathon, post on the discussion forum or email support@devpost.com and we'll respond as soon as we can.


3 months ago

Deadline extension (24 hours)!

Hey Teams!

As many of you know, Cisco Spark is currently experiencing partial outages. We don't want that to cause any trouble for our valient submitters so we're extending the deadline by 24 hours. You can continue to submit and update your submissions until tomorrow, July 26th at 5pm ET!

You can check the Spark status here: https://status.ciscospark.com/

 

Questions?

We're here to help. If you have any questions about the hackathon, post on the discussion forum or email support@devpost.com and we'll respond as soon as we can.


3 months ago

Final call: Submissions close tomorrow (7/25)!

Just a final shout-out that you have one more day until Cisco Spark the Industry Challenge ends. Submissions are due July 25 before 5pm ET. Find out what time that is in your city.

Questions?

We're here to help. If you have any questions about the hackathon, post on the discussion forum or email support@devpost.com and we'll respond as soon as we can.


3 months ago

One week to go — the deadline is almost here!

Whew, it’s the home stretch! There’s only one week left to submit a Cisco Spark app, integration, or bot that improves collaboration. Submissions are due July 25 before 5pm ET. Find out what time that is in your city.

Questions?

We're here to help. If you have any questions about the hackathon, post on the discussion forum or email support@devpost.com and we'll respond as soon as we can.


3 months ago

Two weeks to go — submit early!

There are two weeks left to build a Cisco Spark app, integration, or bot that helps teams collaborate better.

Submissions are due July 25 before 5pm ET. Find out what time that is in your city.

If you haven't started a submission yet, please do so now. (We’ll walk you through our submission form process if you need help.)  And if you've just recently joined the hackathon, explore the quick-start guide and draw some inspiration from the competition resources.

Submission checklist

Before you say "ship it!", make sure you run through this list:

  • Have you built a Cisco…

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4 months ago

Three weeks to go — start your submission now!

There are three weeks left in the Cisco Spark the Industry Challenge! Beat the deadline rush by getting your submission ready early. Submissions are due July 25 before 5pm ET. Find out what time that is in your city.

If you haven’t already started a submission, you should do it now. And if you’re just getting started, read the official rules and follow the quick-start guide.

You can also get the lowdown on how our submission form works right here.

Questions?

We're here to help. If you have any questions about the hackathon, post on the discussion

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4 months ago

Just added a new resource: Kore.ai Bot Builder

Have you looked at the Resources page yet? It’s got tons of links to project inspiration, examples, documentation, and 3rd party tools that will help you build an amazing Spark app/integration/bot.

Speaking of 3rd party tools and bots… we’ve just added details about Kore.ai Bot Builder, a chatbot development platform for quickly building and deploying enterprise bots. Bot Builder supports Spark, and it easily enables natural language processing, sentiment analysis, and more. Check it out if you’re looking for a way to cut down on your project’s development time (after all, the competition deadline is less than one month…

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4 months ago

One month left – start your submission

There’s one month remaining in the Cisco Spark the Industry Challenge! Submissions are due July 25 before 5pm ET.

Start your submission now

Starting a submission is a good way to make sure that your solution meets the requirements. There’s nothing worse than getting to the deadline, only to realize that you’re missing a key component. Remember: once you submit a project, you can keep editing it as needed at any time prior to the submission deadline. Need a primer on how the submission form works? Head over to our submission form tutorial.

Prepare your video

Don’t forget:

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4 months ago

Didn't catch the webinar? We've got you covered.

You can still watch the recording and check out Steve's presentation slides.

 

There are a ton of resources Steve linked to in the Devpost Spark Space. Here are a few key links:

 

Questions?

We're here to help. If you have any questions about the hackathon, post in the competition Spark space, in the discussion forum or email support@devpost.com and we'll respond as soon as we can.


4 months ago

Webinar tomorrow 6/14

Don't forget to join us tomorrow for an awesome webinar. Here are the details:

Tune in on June 14th from 9AM to 10AM PST with meeting password: devpost. (You can also register in advance here.)

 
Send us your questions in advance at support@devpost.com
 
Please note, you will need to download the plugin for your browser, log in with the "devpost" password and "connect via audio" with your device once you're logged in.

Questions?

We're here to help. If you have any questions about the hackathon, post on the discussion forum or email support@devpost.com and we'll respond as soon as we…

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4 months ago

Making a great submission video

We know you’re focused on building an awesome Spark app/integration/bot right now, but don't forget about your submission video. It's often the first (and sometimes only!) thing that judges and voters review.

A good video tells the story behind your submission, providing a clear and concise explanation of what your app is and does. Here are some tips and a list of screencasting tools (and read our video-making best practices for more help):

  • Establish your elevator pitch. In the first few seconds of your video, explain why your app (or app idea) is awesome. You can get into the details…

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4 months ago

Tutorials to spark your creativity

Are you unsure of what you can do with Spark? Lucky for you, we recently had our first DevNet Create conference and we’ve got tons of videos for you to see what you can build with Spark:

Questions?

We're here to help. If you have any questions about the hackathon, post on the discussion forum or email support@devpost.com and we'll respond as soon as we can.


5 months ago

Get your questions answered 6/14 at our live webinar!

Hi all! I hope that you're pushing some great code and changing the way teams collaborate in the healthcare, sales, and education industries.
 
We've just hit the 1 month mark and you might feel stuck. Maybe you've got some technical questions? Don't know how to get started? You don't even have an idea? 
 
No problem! We'll be hosting a live webinar with one of our developer evangelists, Steve Sfartz to help with your ideas and answer all your technical questions.
 
Tune in on June 14th from 9AM to 10AM PST with meeting password: devpost. (You can also register in advance…

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5 months ago

We launched our Video SDK and Widgets today at DevNet Create!

Cisco Spark the Industry Challenge participants:

It just got much easier to integrate Cisco Spark functionalities into your application. Introducing Cisco Spark SDKs for iOS and JavaScript and Cisco Spark Widgets for messaging and calling. With these new releases, you and your end users should be able to seamlessly access the powerful collaboration features offered by Cisco Spark — without having to ever leave your mobile application or website. The SDKs and widgets accomplish this in different ways. The SDKs give an impressive amount of UI flexibility, while the widgets are the simplest, fastest way to get up and running.…

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6 months ago

Quick-start guide

Thanks for joining the Cisco Spark the Industry Challenge! You're officially registered now, and we’ll be sending you regular updates throughout the competition.

Here’s how to get started on building your Cisco Spark project. Submissions are due July 25 at 5pm ET.

  1. Plan your attack. Visit the categories page to learn more about the competition’s three categories and find inspiration for each one. Then visit the resources page for instructions on how to create a Cisco Spark developer account, plus an overview of Cisco Spark’s dev portal, documentation, and support links.
  2. Sign up for your free Cisco Spark account. After…

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