OpenNTF is hosting an IBM Connections app dev contest with five $1000 prizes. You can submit your open source code until June 23th.

Developers who'd like to participate and don't have their own on-premises IBM Connections installation can leverage different development environments. The contest website describes these different options.

We've just updated the website with a new option that has been available since the beginning of this week. Developers can now have their own Connections instance in the IBM SmartCloud - see below (2).

Here is a list of all available options:

1) In order to make it as simple as possible for developers to get started with IBM Connections development OpenNTF provides a free shared image instance running in the IBM SmartCloud. This image runs IBM Connections 4.0 CR2, Domino 8.5.3, the latest OpenNTF extension library, 80 test user accounts, single sign on configured and Social Business Toolkit SDK from OpenNTF. Developers who want to use this image should contact Niklas Heidloff (niklas_heidloff at de dot ibm dot com). Watch the video to lean how to use the image and how to get started with IBM Connections app dev.

2) There is also an
IBM Collaboration QuickStart image available in the IBM SmartCloud. You can create your own individual instance of this image (default configuration: $0.48 / hour). This image comes with IBM Connections 4.0 CR2, Domino 8.5.3, 80 test user accounts and single sign on configured. Watch the video to learn how to set up your own image in less than one hour.

3) IBM Business partners can also request to get access to a downloadable
image with IBM Connections 4 installed.

4) You can also access IBM Connections 4 on
Greenhouse if you want to leverage Connections as infrastructure for your custom applications. Note that you need to use basic authentication in this case since Greenhouse doesn't provide a mechanism yet to request OAuth tokens.

comments powered byDisqus