Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Arrgh Pirate Chatter Winners!

Here at CloudSpokes we take Pirate culture pretty seriously. We try and have a balanced Pirate diet, day in and day out. From a breakfast of Cap'n Crunch with Crunch Berries, to a hearty lunch of fish n' chips, and of course a couple rounds of rum to wash it all down! With that being said, it's pretty obvious that we are big fans of International Talk Like a Pirate Day, or ITLAP as we like to call it, which just so happens to be on Wednesday, September 19th. Right smack dab in the middle of Dreamforce 2012!

We decided that in light of this glorious gift from the gods of the sea, we needed to create an awesome mashup of a challenge, and Jeff's brain birthed this beautiful little gem...Pirate Chatter! So our gift to you on this glorious pirate days is a little application that you can install in your own org. How much fun would it be to have the SVP of Sales in your organization post to chatter:

  "Hey Jim!! Do you want to meet with the customer for lunch?"

and have it show up as:

  Ahoy Jim!! Do ye wants t' meet wit' th' customer fer grub?

It turns out that you all admire Pirates as much as we do, and really went above and beyond the submission requirements, some even piratizing their entire submission!

Our first place winner was logontokartik, who had a really professional submission with very granular settings where you can enable pirate chatter with a different check box org-wide, only on post or only on comments. He also loads an initial set of translations from the Yahoo! Pirate Dictionary into a custom object, which was a super slick feature! You can see his video here and get to his install umanaged package here.

Kenji776 also tied for first place with a great submission. Make sure to check out his video, install his unmanaged package and also import the initial Pirate Dictionary here.

Rounding out the rest of the peg leg pack was svonschilling, deepu8 and snehaheda who all tied for second and had some really cool submissions!

As expected this challenge was extremely popular and had some great participation! However, if that still isn't Pirate-y enough for you, the source code is hosted here for you to make your own tweaks!

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