It’s time for a fresh new look at CloudSpokes. We’re expanding and growing and need a new home that reflects our objectives as a community and application development platform. We’re also a little done with the “corkboard” theme. It’s served us well but it feels like it doesn’t fully reflect what this community has accomplished - we’re more than a bulletin board.What started as a design challenge three months ago is now complete, right in time for the two-year anniversary of the initial launch of CloudSpokes! Today we’re proud to announce the new CloudSpokes.com - as you’ll see, the UI has received a complete makeover, though the core functionality is largely the same. There will definitely be some bumps and bugs as you begin using the new site. Be patient as we work to iron out all the wrinkles, and definitely let us know if you catch anything acting up.
Note that this isn’t the first time that this community has rebuilt CloudSpokes (and it probably won’t be the last). Here are some stats on this round of design, prototyping, wireframing, and developing of the brand new CloudSpokes:
- 25 challenges run
- 44 unique participants, across
- 12 different countries
The new site is geared towards addressing an audience that has really started to gain traction in 2013 - challenge sponsors. More and more teams are looking to see how a community of 70,000+ cloud experts can help them innovate in their businesses. Cultivating these challenge sponsors and CloudSpokes partners allows us to scale the amount and types of challenges we run, enabling growth and health in the community. We expect a ton of new and exciting work to come through in 2013 - so stay tuned - and thank you!