MAS202 Customizing IBM Connections

At IBM ConnectEd 2015, I am lucky enough to be one of the Jumpstart Presenters.  It’s at least my fifth year presenting at the Conference (neé Lotusphere, IBM Connect); I’ve lost track how many times.

Once again, I am going to present on Social Application Development, and I am joined by my team (as noted on the team blog).

MAS202 Customizing IBM Connections 
 Sun 25-Jan, 03:45 PM - 04:45 PM @ Swan - Mockingbird 1-2
 Presenter: Paul Bastide
 IBM Connections enables you to connect and socialize with colleagues, find experts, and quickly share and organize information to get work done.  As a developer, you can leverage the IBM Connections data to provide a better experience for your users.  In this session, you learn what features you can extend, leverage and use to build a compelling experience.  The session highlights how best to extend and work with the IBM Connections Cloud.

You locate the Swan – Mockingbird 1-2 using the Swan’s map.

Swan Mockingbird Presentation
Swan Mockingbird Presentation

IBM Connections Cloud Application Development Workshop – Q4 2014

Thanks to Paul Godby, a colleague in the Ecosystem Development group in IBM, there is an update to the IBM Collaboration Solutions Ecosystem Development Community. The update is compelling a new set of self-paced workshops are available for IBM Connections Cloud Application Development.

Anyone that is a member of IBM Greenhouse can access the materials.  To become a member, you have to sign up for Greenhouse at the account sign up page.

Per Paul, developers “learn how to develop applications for the IBM Connections Social Cloud”.  Some cool things to think about are – “no need to provision a hosted server environment,” IBM BlueMIx, and using REST APIs to build social applications with Connections data in the cloud. You can read his detailed Description in the community, and access the Self-Paced Materials –

Other workshops area available in the Available Workshops

I hope you all find this update helpful.

IBM Connections 5.0 available….

IBM Connections 5.0 is now generally available.  You can search for the package IBM Connections 5.0 Multiplatform or part code CRS4IML .   IBM Connections 5.0 is a major release and builds and extends the IBM’s social software platform.  There are some very cool new features which interest developers:

External users participate fully in an IBM Connections Communities
@mention views are available to draw attention
File Sync Support


New API Documentation Format and Updates to the APIs

I also recommend you look carefully at the new format for the API documentation.  It’s snazzy and helpful, for instance the Following API
API Format

IBM Connections 5.0 Infocenter
IBM Connections 5.0 API Documentation
Detailed System Requirements are to be posted to

SHOW501 Mastering Social Development Using the IBM Collaboration QuickStart for Social Business

On Sunday 26 January 2014, I am delivering a presentation showing how to develop with the IBM Collaboration QuickStart for Social Business. I am presenting at 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

SHOW501 : Mastering Social Development Using the IBM Collaboration Quickstart

IBM Collaboration QuickStart for Social Business is a preconfigured software development environment for developing your custom social applications. The QuickStart environment has IBM Domino, IBM Connections and IBM Sametime configured, and ready to develop on IBM SoftLayer. The session shows you how to extend a DVD rental application to integrate fully into the IBM social experience. During the session, you’ll learn how you can take advantage of the development environment by step-by-step instruction, and how to use the IBM Social Business Toolkit SDK features to build a social application. The session also provides guidance on enabling your applications for the IBM SmartCloud for Social Business.

The presentation is available on SlideShare.

The presentation is in Swan Osprey 1 & 2

Swan Osprey 1 & 2

The full list of Application Development Sessions is located here.



Supporting materials are:



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