about 21 hours 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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3 days 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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15 days 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.


16 days 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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17 days 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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19 days 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.


21 days 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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about 1 month 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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about 2 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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