New Recognition and Badges, New SMEs, Webinar Topic Voting, and the Latest Community Highlights

It’s time for another check-in on the latest news from our Unqork Community. In this update (click to jump ahead)July 2022 Highlights   Happening in August 🔮 New Badges to Showcase Community Contributions 🎖 Congratulations to our newest Subject Matter Experts! 🎉 Top contributors on our Community Leaderboard 🏆 Feedback welcome July 2022 Highlights  Community Contribution Portal 🙋🏽Thanks to the great work of our Community and Customer Success Intern, @Zander Donowitz, we built and launched our Community Contribution Portal! This represents an important step towards more of our Community programs being led by you and other Creators in collaborative ways.Learn more here:Fun fact: Zander built this all on Unqork with no prior application development experience, demonstrating how quickly you can learn Unqork and quickly get to value with working applications! Marketplace Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary  🎉We celebrated the first anniversary of the Unqork Marketplace in multiple ways. First, we announced new features and listings added to the Marketplace. Next, we held a Marketplace Takeover of our monthly Success Hour event, featuring an overview of Marketplace news and demos on four Community-inspired Marketplace listings. You can access the recording here on the Community Hub, here on YouTube, or see the use case demos in our Use Case Showcase forum.  New Opportunity 👀 Twice-Weekly Livestreams on Twitch 📺We had our busiest month of streaming yet with our Success Hour simulcast on Twitch and 7 additional episodes with our Chief Evangelist,@Nick Gamble. You can access these recordings here on the Community Hub, as well as our Unqork YouTube channel. And don’t forget to follow Unqork on Twitch! Upvote Webinar Topic Requests 🔺@Zander Donowitz also helped us roll out a new way for you to make your voice heard: upvoting topics you’d be interested to see as webinars, Twitch livestreams, or videos. We’ve taken the topic requests that we’ve received from our Success Hour surveys and added them to our Ideas forum for you to upvote and comment on. Do you have a topic you’d like to see covered on a future event? You can submit your ideas any time; just be sure to select Community as the category for your idea.  Happening in August 🔮As always, stay tuned to our Updates blog for news and announcements, but here are a number of highlights you can expect over the next few weeks.Hackathon 🏆Last week, we announced our second Community Hackathon. This asynchronous competition will run through August 26. This time, the challenge is to build a working application leveraging our enhanced grid system. Everything you need to know can be found on the event page and FAQ article below. All Hackathon participants will earn at least 100 points. Sign up today! Success Hour 🗓We already have the full slate of best practice and use case demos lined up for this month’s Success Hour. In addition to configuration tips that will help improve application performance, we’ll demo two of the newest Marketplace listings.More information and registration: APIs with IPAs with The Uncoder on Twitch 🖥🍺Our Twitch schedule will be a bit lighter this month, but still full of fun and helpful content. The theme for August is “APIs with IPAs.” Each Thursday, join us at 4:30pm ET (note the new time) with an IPA or beverage of your choice as The Uncoder explores a new API each week. You can see the first session, leveraging the Twitch API, here.  New Badges to Showcase Community Contributions 🎖Before we get to our monthly celebration of the amazing contributions from our community members, I’m happy to share a preview of an exciting announcement I’ll be sharing later this week. Now, when you finish in the top 3 in points earned for a month, you’ll receive a special badge to showcase our accomplishment. There will also be different versions of the badges to recognize when a Creator has earned that badge across multiple month. We’ll also have badges to recognize the most answers contributed in a month, as well as all-time records for most points and most answers earned within a month. These badges help recognize contributions to our Community and showcase your expertise. In the future, we plan to build out Community Hub profiles further to help you better connect and network with Unqork Creators.Stay tuned to the Updates blog for more details soon!Extended Indefinitely: Today I Learned ChallengeIn June, I introduced another way to earn points by sharing the insights you learn as you build on Unqork. In July, we extended the challenge and doubled the points. While there has yet to be many posts of this type, it’s still a valuable way for anyone to contribute, so I’m extending this offer indefinitely as another way for you to earn points and progress toward SME status.  Congratulations to our newest Subject Matter Experts! 🎉 As you contribute, you also progress towards earning SME status: the top recognition on our community.In July, FOUR Creators surpassed the 20 answers threshold in addition to earning 200+ points for three months. @Mansi Wadhwani @Nagarjun_Chitteti @only amar @Srikanth DommatiPlease join me in congratulating and thanking them for all they contribute to our community!On the Path to SME Status These Creators are almost there!@Ashlin felix.R - 2 months with 200+ points; 18 solved answers @vamsi krishna - 2 months with 200+ points; 6 solved answersGetting Started ☝These 3 Creators passed the 200 point threshold for the first time. @diksha @Eric Thomas MaShow your gratitude and help them reach SME status by upvoting their helpful replies and marking answers when they solve your question.  Top contributors on our Community Leaderboard 🏆 We continue to see new records for points earned in a month as Creators compete to earn the most points and earn SME status. July points leaders @Srikanth Dommati 1083 - earns new gold badge @Mansi Wadhwani 1055 - earns new sliver badge @Madhurika Belsare 601 - earns new bronze badge @only amar 500 @vamsi krishna 483 @Nagarjun_Chitteti 453 @Ashlin felix.R 378 @Shivkumar Hemke 304 @Magesh Kumar 265 @diksha 252July answers leaders ✅How do you get to the top of the leaderboard and SME status? Answering questions! @Mansi Wadhwani 10 - earns new badge for most answers in a month @Srikanth Dommati 8 @Ashlin felix.R 8 @Ranghanathan 7 @Kristen Stilwell 5Feedback welcome  With that, what do you think? Share your feedback in the replies or please contact me directly with a message on the Community Hub or at community@unqork.com. Or better yet? Submit an idea for our Community here on the Community Hub! 

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Announcing Our Second Community Hackathon (Plus FAQ)

Today, after an incredible first Hackathon this spring, we are excited to launch our second Unqork Community Hackathon!The TL;DRThis asynchronous competition will take place throughout the month of August, which an initial deadline of 6pm ET on Friday, August 26.  The topic is our newly enhanced grids system, a highlight of our Spring 2022 release.  Everything else you need to know is available on this event page: F.A.Q.In addition to the details on the event page, below are some anticipated questions you might have. We’ll update this blog with other frequently asked questions as they occur.  Who can participate? Any Creator in our community: customer, partner, Unqork staff, and even those still considering and exploring Unqork. The only requirement is that you have Creator access to an environment. (If you’re able to log in to the Community Hub, you have the right access.)Note: While Unqork staff are welcome to participate, we’ll be limiting the competition to non-staff Creators. You can still earn 100 points for participating and showcase your expertise and creativity if you approve us to share your app with the community.  What’s different from the last Hackathon? Mostly just the topic of our challenge. Last time, we focused on using accelerators from our Marketplace; this time, we’re focusing on the three new grids added to our enhanced grid system: Freeform, Dynamic, and Uniform grids.Other small changes include: We’re asking you to sign up via the event page. When you sign up, you’ll receive the link for submitting your application. This helps us know who is planning to submit an application for the Hackathon. It’s helpful in case we need to send you any updates, like if we decide to extend the deadline or if there’s any other guidance we have to give.    We’ve removed the suggested time limit. Last time, we asked that your application could be configured in an hour or less. We learned that was confusing: did you only have an hour? Could you troubleshoot and refine past that hour? What about styling beyond the core functionality? Did planning your app count in your hour? Overall, while most of the apps could be configured quickly, it seems that most participants spent more than an hour fine-tuning their app. Which leads us to…How much time will it take to participate? We believe you can and should participate in this Hackathon even if you only spend an hour or two on your app. While there is no time limit, there’s also no time minimum. If you only have an hour or two to spare, we recommend the steps in the next question. So then, why the long timeline? As an asynchronous competition, we’re allowing plenty of time for you to build your application whenever you have some free time to explore. Whether that means working for a few hours in one sitting or for a few minutes here and there across a few weeks.  How do I get started? The primary focus of these Hackathons is to give you a fun reason to explore new functionality and fine tune your skills as a Creator. Getting started means first familiarizing yourself with these new grid components. Sign up via the event page. (See above for why 🙂) Review the documentation for the grid system. You may also want to review the recordings of our Spring 2022 Release webinar or our Uncoder Twitch stream on grids.  Searching and reviewing questions here on the Community Hub may also help you understand use cases and how best to configure these grids. Come up with your application use case. It can be simple; it cam be complex. It can be fun, it can solve a business problem. Whatever use case you can think of to meet the criteria outlined.  Outline your general config. Develop a plan; map out how you might build this application. This will save you time and help you manage the time you spend building. It also might help you earn bonus points, by considering what Marketplace accelerators you can leverage to enhance your application with pre-built functionality.  Start building! Create a workspace in the training environment or use a workspace you’ve already created. Why build in the training environment? We need to be able to access your application. Applications in other environments are not accessible by our judges and other Creators.  Who will see my application?Initially, just our judges. But we hope that you’ll opt-in to sharing your application in posts like this on the Community Hub. This will help other Creators learn from your work by examining your configuration and asking questions, or maybe even sharing advice. If you’re chosen as a finalist, many more will see your application on our live showcase event. And the audience gets to choose the winner! It should be noted, others in the training environment will be able to see your application, both as you build and after it’s complete. So if you want to keep it a secret, get creative with how you name it. 😎 Can I submit more than one application? Absolutely! Any submissions received by the deadline will be considered. In fact, I’ll give you 100 points for each application you submit. I don’t think I’ll win, why should I participate? This is a fun way to explore functionality you might not yet have a use case for in your day job. Maybe you’re early on in the build of your application, maybe you specialize with data workflow, but don’t get to configure the UI, maybe you’re part of a large team and don’t get to design or make the big decisions on your apps.With this Hackathon, you get to own every part of building a (small) application, as well as having the freedom to get creative or have fun with your use case!  Okay, but what are the prizes?Each participant will receive 100 points, as well as the Hackathon Participant badge on their Community profile. Finalists each more points, more badges, and more prizes. More details on the event page.  Do you have any examples I can review? Absolutely! If you haven’t yet, consider watching the recording of our first Hackathon Showcase. You’ll see our four finalists demo their applications. Additionally, you can watch our winner, @Pushparaj, explain his winning configuration in more detail on this Twitch livestream recording. Finally, you can find all four of our finalists’ applications, plus a few others, in our Use Case Showcase forum. These posts include their description, as well as links to review both the configuration and the Express preview of the application.  What if I have other questions? Reply below, send me a message, or email to community@unqork.com Newly Added FAQ Can we participate as a group? No. While I love the idea (it’s Community!), most participants will be building on their own. For fairness in judging, it makes sense to keep all applications to those built by individuals. If we get enough interest and participation, we will explore adding a group category for our next Hackathon. 

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Introducing the Community Contribution Portal!

The Community Team is thrilled to announce that our first ever Community Contribution Portal is now LIVE! It has never been easier to showcase your expertise in our Community events, connect with other Creators, and expand our collective knowledge base!Since its launch, the Community Hub has served to connect Creators with the people and resources they need to be successful. However, until now, there hasn’t been a direct way to showcase your skill set and unique use cases to our broader Community. Enter the Community Contribution Portal, an application that gives you the ability to submit your interest in a wide variety of engagement opportunities and events. We could not be more excited to learn from your experience and expertise! How it WorksIf you are interested in contributing to the Unqork Community (in ways that go beyond creating and replying to posts on the Community Hub), we want to hear from you!When you access the Community Contribution Portal link, you will be prompted to provide some basic contact information and select which types of contributions you are interested in participating in. Submit how you’d like to contributeWe have identified 7 main contribution types for you to choose from:Participate in an interview for us to share your story in a user spotlight blog. Present a short demo on a Success Hour webinar (tips, tricks, configuration, or specific features). Demo and discuss a proof of concept (POC) with The Uncoder on Twitch. Provide a deep dive presentation on a webinar or Twitch livestream. Create posts or videos to drive discussions on the Community Hub. Participate in User Group events for peer-to-peer sharing (use cases, strategies, lessons learned). Write thought leadership blogs about using Unqork or Codeless Architecture.If you would like to contribute in other ways, there is an open suggestion box that allows you to detail any additional thoughts or interests.Lastly, we ask that you explain what topics you would like to discuss in your contribution. These can range from explaining platform features like Data Workflow (DWF) to highlighting interesting use cases that you have implemented in your professional life. Regardless of what you are passionate about, we want to hear it!What happens next? After you submit through our Community Contribution Portal, your job is done! One of our Community Managers will then review your submission and reach out when we have any related opportunities. Benefits of contributingIf your submission has been selected and after your contribution is complete, we want to show our appreciation for your time! Below are the corresponding Community rewards for each engagement type. Contribution Type Points Badge (if applicable) User Spotlight Blog +50 Power User Spotlight  Success Hour Webinar +100 Success Hour Speaker The Uncoder on Twitch +200 Twitch Speaker Deep Dive Presentation +200 Twitch Speaker (if on Twitch) Community Hub Content +20 per post More details coming soon! User Group Events +200 Badge coming soon! Thought Leadership Blogs +200 N/A *Point totals and badges are subject to change. You can always find the latest information here: These points and badges raise your profile in our community and showcase your expertise. They can also help you on your way to becoming a Subject Matter Expert. We are also brainstorming additional benefits and invite your ideas and feedback. How can we best say thanks for your contributions?  The Community Contribution Portal represents an important step towards more of our Community programs being led by you and other Creators in collaborative ways. With the form now LIVE, we could not be more excited to see what you all contribute!Zander Donowitz is Unqork’s Community & Customer Success Intern for summer 2022. This Community Contribution Portal was built by Zander (using Unqork) as part of his internship case study. 

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CSS Upload Limited Availability Release Program

Unqork offers CSS Upload feature as part of a Limited Availability Release Program to enable creators to upload and manage their CSS stylesheets at a global level. What CSS Upload isAllows global CSS stylesheet upload and managing Upload style assets (fonts and images) as part of your style Organize your style assets into folders Promote styles and assets between environments.The user guide and troubleshooting documentation can be found in our Documentation Hub. What CSS Upload isn’tConfiguration tool. Layouting work is currently done at the configuration level which is not supported by this feature.  A “what you see is what you get” (wysiwyg) UI design tool.  A development tool. CSS is to be written in a code editor tool of your choice outside of Unqork platform.  A complete no-code styling solution and requires CSS/HTML knowledge. (As part of our Platform Initiatives for Codeless Architecture we are working on building a fully no-code styling feature so stay tuned for further updates!!)Program Overview & ExpectationsCSS Upload feature is not available in any environments by default. Please see the “How to enroll” section below to learn how to get in enabled in your environment. The Platform Feature provides creators with the ability to upload a CSS Structure. But given that the CSS Structure is created outside of the Platform, issues with how the CSS Structure integrates with Unqork Configuration does not constitute a Platform Bug and thus do not trigger normal SLAs.If the customer is a Service Customer, Solutions can evaluate the CSS to validate it. If the customer is a DIY Customer, they can review Enablement materials or procure Expert Advisory Services.Creators that decide to participate in the Limited Availability Release Program, should have a CSS HTML savvy resource that also understands Unqork Configuration.  Enablement, Training, and Expert Advisory Services can be provided to support customers in this regard.Unqork Product Team would be interested in learning more about how you are using the feature, what are some of the use cases as well as main benefits and challenges. To share your feedback with us, please use In-Platform Help or reach out to your Unqork point of contact. This program is entirely optional and you don’t need to enroll if this does not seem to be a good fit. If you are working with SI, they should be able to support you. You can also get in touch with your Unqork point of contact to discuss your styling needs.How to enrollReach out to your Unqork point of contact to request CSS Upload to be enabled in your environments. 

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Marketplace Updates: Third Party Publisher Program and New Listings

Today Unqork announced a suite of new features for the Unqork Marketplace, including new listings and a Third Party Publisher program. The Marketplace launched one year ago as the “first-ever no-code marketplace, designed to help users build complex software faster through an extensive library of self-service developer tools, ranging from pre-built software snippets and templates to integrations from over 25 world class partners.”  Learn more about MarketplaceJoin us next week for a Marketplace Takeover of our monthly Success Hour webinar. You’ll hear from the Marketplace team on the latest news and updates, get demos of Marketplace listings from other Creators, and have a chance to ask questions from a panel of experts. Highlights from the announcementThe new updates to the Unqork Marketplace include: Third Party Publisher program: For the first time, third party publishers can launch applications on the Unqork Marketplace, providing developers with expanded access to industry-specific tools that enable increased business agility and innovation. As more publishers add to the library, developers will have access to an extensive library of industry use cases to create complex applications tailored to their individual business needs. Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) and Quantiphi have launched the first application accelerators as part of the program: EY has launched two applications to the Unqork Marketplace: Add Insurance Now enables private travelers to request an insurance quote and purchase supplemental accident insurance almost instantly.  Global Resource Tracker gives business logistics managers a wide-angle view of global resources– from machinery to project architects– at work locations around the world at any given time, critical for effective logistics, resource and financial planning.  Quantiphi, an AI-first digital engineering company, has launched Dociphi, an AI-powered document processing application engineered to fast-track end-to-end document workflows, while ensuring regulatory compliance. Dociphi provides routine document workflows, eliminates manual errors and generates insights to prevent fraud for claims processing, commercial lending, mortgage underwriting and more. Dociphi aims to enable insurance workflows and help organizations: Process 2x more documents with near-zero errors. Reduce document processing costs by over 35% and operating costs by up to 30. Accelerate time to market with prebuilt tools. New Marketplace listings, including: A Google Calendar integration streamlines merging Google Calendar within Unqork applications to make scheduling appointments on applications like healthcare digital front doors, investor portals and case management systems a seamless experience for the millions of Google Calendar users.  The Status Blueprint Accelerator transforms the creation of bespoke status management systems by centralizing and standardizing statuses, actions and checklist items as a dynamic component of a case management application. This expedites status blueprints to be defined in minutes – rather than hours.    For more information, read the full announcement here.  Success Hour RecordingWatch @Nadia Abossein, Lead Product Manager at Unqork Marketplace, walk through various Marketplace updates and features in our July 2022 Success Hour! Click here to watch (or 3:06 on the video below). 

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Community Update: Recent Highlights, FIVE New SMEs, Points Leaderboard and New Records

It’s time for another check-in on the latest news from our Unqork Community. In this update: June 2022 Highlights  Coming in July 🔮 Congratulations to our newest Subject Matter Experts! 🎉 Top contributors on Community Leaderboard 🏆 Feedback welcome June 2022 Highlights  Major Updates 📣The month began with major improvements to the the Documentation and Marketplace experience:  Hackathon 🏆Additionally, June had bookends of Hackathon announcements, with our finalists announced at the beginning of the month and our showcase (and winner) to wrap up the month.  Success Hour 📅Success Hour reached a new milestone with a full slate of community member speakers! We want to make that our new tradition and are a seeking speakers for our July and August success hours. There’s one spot remaining for July, and we’ll start locking slots for August. More to come with other updates related to this as well.  Certification Prep Classes 🏁In an effort to help accelerate your path to certification, we began promoting the upcoming classes for each level of certification. You’ll soon find them listed under our Events page or you can view the full calendar of classes here. Unqork Create 📌Late in the month, we launched our save the date website for Unqork Create 2022. You can sign up for updates as more details are made available. More to come here on the Community Hub as well!  Record Setting Leaderboard Not to spoil the section below, but we continue to see new records for most points and most answers earned within a month.   Coming in July 🔮 You can expect more news and ways to get involved with Unqork Create, as well as highlights from our Hackathon finalists. Success Hour Marketplace TakeoverTo celebrate the first anniversary of the Unqork Marketplace, our July Success Hour event will be Marketplace themed. Get the latest scoop and see demos on marketplace listings that were inspired by questions from our community.  Today I Learned… We Need to Try Again 🎯Our first monthly challenge was not as successful as I had hoped (where’s the emoji for target missed? 🙃), so let’s give it another try. We’ve extended the challenge throughout July and doubled the points incentive. Check out the details:  Congratulations to our newest Subject Matter Experts! 🎉 As you contribute, you also progress towards earning SME status: the top recognition on our community.In June, FIVE Creators surpassed the 20 answers threshold in addition to earning 200+ points for three months. @Bharath @Madhurika Belsare @NVP (speaking on our July 26 Success Hour event!) @Prajakta Survase (speaking on our July 26 Success Hour event!) @Prem Sai Akash (also a Hackathon finalist!)Please join me in congratulating and thanking them for all they contribute to our community!On the Path to SME Status These Creators are almost there!@Nagarjun_Chitteti - 4 months of 200+ points; 16 solved answers @Mansi Wadhwani - 3 months of 200+ points; 10 solved answers @Srikanth Dommati - 2 months of 200+ points; 28 solved answers (wow!)  @only amar - 2 months of 200+ points; 18 solved answers @Mohammed Jasir - 2 months of 200+ points; 4 solved answersGetting Started ☝These 3 Creators passed the 200 point threshold for the first time. @Ashlin felix.R @revency @vamsi krishnaShow your gratitude and help them reach SME status by upvoting their helpful replies and marking answers when they solve your question.  Top contributors on Community Leaderboard 🏆 We continue to see new records for points earned in a month as Creators compete to earn the most points and earn SME status. June points leaders @Srikanth Dommati 1535 (New record for most points in a month!) @Madhurika Belsare 1205 @only amar  1111 @Prem Sai Akash  1087 @Christopher Guzmán 794 (Welcome back to our all-time leader!) @Mansi Wadhwani 650 @Prajakta Survase 572 @NVP 539 @Ranghanathan 419 @Laxminarsaiah Ragi 388June answers leaders ✅How do you get to the top of the leaderboard and SME status? Answering questions! We saw new heights being reached this month, especially by the 6 Creators in our top 5 spots. @Srikanth Dommati 20 @only amar 13 @Prem Sai Akash 12 @Madhurika Belsare 8 @NVP &@Shivkumar Hemke tied with 7  Feedback welcome  With that, what do you think? Share your feedback in the replies or please contact me directly with a message on the Community Hub or at community@unqork.com. Or better yet? Submit an idea for our Community here on the Community Hub! 

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Announcing the Winner of our First Unqork Community Hackathon: Pushparaj Ghosarwadkar!

Earlier today, we hosted our live showcase event for our first ever Unqork Community Hackathon. All four of our finalists did a fantastic job. After their demos the audience voted and selected @Pushparaj Ghosarwadkar, Software Engineer at Persistent Systems, as the winner!@Monica Sridaran, Assistant Manager at KPMG, was voted our first runner up. Our other two finalists were Prem Sai Akash N, Application Development Analyst at Accenture, and Shivangi Pathak, Associate Consultant at KPMG.Watch the RecordingThe recording is available here on our Unqork Twitch channel for the next few days.We will also be uploading it to our Unqork YouTube channel and here on the Community Hub sometime next week. Get a Closer LookNext week, we’ll be sharing more details on each of our finalists in our Use Case Showcase forum. Submissions from a few other Creators have already been shared there. You can review both the preview and configuration for each app, as long as video explainers and other information. Check them out! Stay Tuned for MoreWe’ll also be releasing Power User Spotlight blogs on each of our four finalists. As well as additional articles and videos about this hackathon. And who knows? Perhaps there are more hackathons in our future. Stay tuned to the Community Hub for more announcements and events! 

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Call for Speakers and Topics: Success Hour Webinars for July and August

I’m looking for speakers for our upcoming Success Hour webinars in July and August. Our July event will be on Tuesday, July 26. Our August date is TBD, depending on speaker availability. About Success HourWe’ve had great feedback from the monthly Success Hour webinar series we launched earlier this year. These interactive webinars feature short demos on popular topics in our community, best practices, or tips and tricks. You can view recordings of preview webinars here on the Community Hub. My favorite part has been involving more of our community members as speakers in these events with demos by @Chris Pangrace, @Umesh Patole, @Anupama Meena, and @Anjali Deore , along with my Unqork colleagues. Later this month, we have five more Creators presenting: Call for SpeakersSpeakers are asked to give a short 3-5 minute demo of their topic. You are also asked to attend the full webinar and help with Q&A . July 26 - Marketplace Listing DemosOur July 26 event will be an Unqork Marketplace Takeover! You’ll hear from our Marketplace team, but also see demos of Marketplace listings that were inspired by questions on our community. I’m looking for 3 Creators who can demo one of the following Marketplace Listings: Merge Data Tables Snippet Update Multiple Submissions Filter Data Table SnippetAugust DemosIn August, we’ll return to our usual format of sharing best practices, tips and tricks, and answers to FAQs. Do you have a best practice you recommend? If so, consider writing it up in our new Best Practices forum, and you can also do a short demo on this webinar. Do you have a tip or trick for configuration? You can always add it to our Platform Q&A forum as something you’ve learned, and you can demo it on this webinar.  Do you have a use case for a specific piece of functionality? If so, consider writing it up in our new Use Case Showcase forum, and you can also do a short demo on this webinar. (sense a theme? 😊 ) Have you answered a question that received a lot of upvotes? If so, you could demo the solution on this webinar. We’ll embed your demo into the answer to better help those who view it later on.  Note you can find which questions you’ve answered on your profile page. Benefits of SpeakingIn addition to showcasing your expertise, you will receive: 100 bonus points  Success Hour Speaker BadgeSpeakers will also be considered for participation in our Power User Spotlight blog series and for invitations to speak at other Unqork events. Express InterestInterested in contributing? Click here to make a submission of your own through our Community Contribution portal!Call for TopicsNot interested in speaking, but you have a topic you’d like to see for a future community webinar? Reply below, contact me, or submit your webinar as an idea for our community:  

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Earn Bonus Points for Sharing What You Learned

Update from August 8: This challenge has been extended indefinitely, including the increase in the points awarded. Update from June 30: This challenge has been extended through the month of July. I’m also doubling the points you can earn for participating. Details below on how to earn bonus points. Within our recent Community Update blog, we announced our first monthly activity challenge.About the ChallengeThis activity is designed to introduce you to new Create a Post functionality and also reward those who contribute to our Knowledge Base. The key message is that you can contribute even when you don’t have a question. As you discover and learn about the Unqork platform, you’re encouraged to share those insights with other Creators in our community. This is another great way to work your way up the leaderboard or towards SME status. Rather than being limited to answering questions you might not know the answer to, you can showcase and amplify your expertise in short posts. Details“Today I Learned” Challenge 🎯To help ramp up discussion in our new forums, we’re launching our first monthly challenge throughout the rest of June. You might be familiar with the Today I Learned meme or hashtag on social platforms like Reddit or Twitter. This type of “working outloud” behavior is also helpful in building our Knowledge Base through shared learning and discovery with other Creators. That’s where the challenge comes in:What: Share something you learned while working on Unqork in one of our forums. Platform Q&A: Something you learned about functionality or configuration. Best Practices: A tip, a trick, or best practice you recommend. Use Case Showcase: A use case for a specific piece of fucntionality or a business problem Unqork can help solve. Why: To share your learnings with other Creators…  Oh, and we’ll award you 20 bonus points for each post (in addition to the 5 you get for posting).  And the post with the most upvotes on July 1 will win some Unqork swag! How: Create a Post in one of our forums and use “TIL” or “Today I Learned” in the title or the “TIL” tag. If you have questions or feedback, please add it below or send me a message. 

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New Documentation for SSO, Enterprise View Dashboard, PrivateLink and Much More

Each month, we share with you the latest additions and updates to our Documentation Hub. Stay up-to-date and review the latest information to keep your skills sharp. You can find each of these articles and guides in our Platform Documentation which is linked in the Knowledge Base menu and included in federated search here on the Community Hub, or by clicking the Help menu within the Unqork platform (video overview). And in case you missed it, our documentation access received a major update earlier this month: New DocumentationArticles and Configuration Guides Detailed documentation for the new Single Sign-On (SSO) Management feature. This Administration page lets you select a specific authentication provider for your Unqork application. Your selected SSO provider stores your end-user's credentials, providing a seamless login experience and ensuring the right people have access to your application. New and detailed documentation for the Address component (v2) and Location Search Using Map Services using Google Places and Canada Post services. Building on the strength of the Login and Logout modules, we’ve added content for the Header/Footer Modules.  This new content explains how to set up application headers and footers when creating a new application in Unqork. You can add a logo, calls to action, navigational elements, search fields, or other features to headers and footers.  Release of the Enterprise View Dashboard Tool and its associated Workspace, Application, and Module Dashboard documentation. This new tool provides high-level insights into the success trends and risk points of your configurations. You can set custom success thresholds for a variety of KPIs that inform you when a metric falls below your chosen standard. The Status Blueprint Accelerator Marketplace template and its associated documentation. This is an Express tool that you can use to create and manage status systems for case management applications. You can add statuses, actions, and checklists to a case dashboard. You’ll definitely want to check out this Intro, How to Create and Promote content! Release of the Dynamic Index How To snippet and related documentation.  This snippet teaches you how to use logic and triggers with the new Grid System’s Dynamic Index feature. This how-to snippet helps you understand dynamic indexing, like triggering an event when clicking an individual cell or row. The Grid Syntax and Output How To snippet and related documentation.  This snippet teaches you how to use logic components to create targeted logic at the component, row, column, or cell level of a Grid System component. Finally, we have new How-tos for AWS and Azure PrivateLink setup with Unqork. PrivateLink ensures your traffic isn't exposed to the public internet by connecting two virtual private clouds (VPCs) in AWS accounts or two Virtual Networks (VNets) in different Azure accounts. Created content for SSO Attribute Mapping.  Here we detail how attribute mappings and Nunjucks work and how to create customizations using Nunjucks. New Glossary EntriesSSO Shared Element Library SAML OIDCUpdated Documentation   Small updates: Supported Web Browsers updated to include IE support note. Decisions component updated to include additional outputs. SAML SSO content updated for the “Disable New User Creation” setting.  How to: Create a PDF of a Dashboard Using a Transform updated for procedural enhancements. Console operator updated to include Best Practices. Documentation Requests We value your feedback. Reply below with your comments, or consider submitting your documentation ideas and requests here on Community Hub.Learn how: 

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Community Update and "Today I Learned" Challenge

The calendar has turned to June and it’s time for another check-in on the latest news from our Unqork Community. In this update: May 2022 Highlights  New in June 🔮 Congratulations to our newest Subject Matter Experts! 🎉 Top contributors on Community Leaderboard 🏆 Feedback welcome  May 2022 Highlights  After many major updates in April, May was our first month with our new open community experience and new thought leadership forums.But the updates and improvements kept coming with significant updates to the Marketplace and Documentation Hub experiences, along with new Marketplace listings and our first Community Hackathon.  Major Updates 📣Other updates 📌 Livestreaming with The Uncoder 📺We also tried something new with our monthly Success Hour webinar, livestreaming it on Twitch.  Unqork and our Chief Evangelist, “The Uncoder” @Nick Gamble have been streaming on Twitch since early this year and we have much more to come in the future. Follow us on Twitch, Twitter, or Linkedin to stay get notified of upcoming livestreams. We’ll also share with you here on the Community Hub.  New in June 🔮 “Today I Learned” Challenge 🎯To help ramp up discussion in our new forums, we’re launching our first monthly challenge throughout the rest of June. You might be familiar with the Today I Learned meme or hashtag on social platforms like Reddit or Twitter. This type of “working outloud” behavior is also helpful in building our Knowledge Base through shared learning and discovery with other Creators. That’s where the challenge comes in:What: Share something you learned while working on Unqork in one of our forums. Platform Q&A: Something you learned about functionality or configuration. Best Practices: A tip, a trick, or best practice you recommend. Use Case Showcase: A use case for a specific piece of fucntionality or a business problem Unqork can help solve. Why: To share your learnings with other Creators…  Oh, and we’ll award you 10 bonus points for each post (in addition to the 5 you get for posting).  And the post with the most upvotes on July 1 will win some Unqork swag! How: Create a Post in one of our forums and use “TIL” or “Today I Learned” in the title or the “TIL” tag.  When: Now through June 30Hackathon Showcase 📅Stay tuned here on the Community Hub for an upcoming event announcement to showcase our four Hackathon finalists. On this live event, you’ll hear directly from the finalists and vote to determine our winner.Certification Prep Classes 🏁You may have noticed the wave of Creators earning certifications from our Academy. In addition to the hard work and preparation of these learners, we’ve seen great success from the certification prep classes we launched in recent months. In an effort to help accelerate your path to certification, we’ll begin promoting the upcoming classes for each level of certification. You’ll soon find them listed under our Events page or you can view the full calendar of classes here.More Improvements Coming Soon 👀We’re hard at work with some other improvements behind the scenes. When they’re ready, we’ll share them here in our Updates blog. You can subscribe to emails to stay up-to-date on the latest.  Congratulations to our newest Subject Matter Experts! 🎉 As you contribute, you also progress towards earning SME status: the top recognition on our community.In May, two Creators surpassed the 20 answers threshold in addition to earning 200+ points for three months. @Andy Rahamin @KavinPlease join me in congratulating and thanking them for all they contribute to our community!On the Path to SME Status These Creators are almost there!@NVP - 3 months of 200+ points; 15 solved answers @Nagarjun_Chitteti - 3 months of 200+ points; 13 solved answers @Bharath - 2 months of 200+ points; 21 solved answers @Prem Sai Akash - 2 months of 200+ points; 21 solved answers @Madhurika Belsare - 2 months of 200+ points; 16 solved answers @Prajakta Survase - 2 months of 200+ points; 13 solved answers @Sudhir Kalmegh - 2 months of 200+ points; 12 solved answers @Mansi Wadhwani - 2 months of 200+ points; 4 solved answers @zeroHoon - 2 months of 200+ points; 3 solved answersThese 3 Creators passed the 200 point threshold for the first time:@Santosh Kumar @only amar @Mohammed JasirShow your gratitude and help them reach SME status by upvoting their helpful replies and marking answers when they solve your question.  Top contributors on Community Leaderboard 🏆 It’s great to see new records set as Creators compete to earn the most points and earn SME status. May points leaders @Madhurika Belsare 1035 @Prem Sai Akash 917 @Bharath 782 @Sudhir Kalmegh 668 @Kavin 655 @Srikanth Dommati 605 @Prajakta Survase 525 @Andy Rahamin 465 @NVP 462 @Pushparaj 401May answers leaders ✅@Prem Sai Akash 17 @Bharath 12 @Madhurika Belsare 8 @Sudhir Kalmegh 7 @Andy Rahamin 7Feedback welcome  With that, what do you think? Share your feedback in the replies or please contact me directly with a message on the Community Hub or at community@unqork.com. Or better yet? Submit an idea for our Community here on the Community Hub! 

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Now Live: Open Documentation Access

It’s now much easier to access our documentation. Building on our recent change to open up the Community Hub experience, our Documentation Hub is now accessible without logging in to the Unqork platform.  In addition to making it easier for you to access documentation, it also makes it possible to share this documentation with colleagues who may not have Creator access to your environment.What ChangedYou’re likely familiar with the screen below from previous attempts to access documentation. This message would show if you were not first logged-in to an Unqork environment. Error message screen when not logged-inNow that our documentation access is open, you no longer need to log in and, thus, you will no longer hit this firewall. What Stayed the SameEverything else. You can still access the same great documentation, including:  Glossary: Showcases Unqork's terminology, first giving you the industry definition, followed by Unqork's application.  Unqork User Manual: Explains every feature, setting, option, and potential end-to-end use of the software. How Tos: Non-industry-specific and goal-oriented, procedure-based content. Troubleshooting: Gives you the tools to find, solve and prevent technical difficulties. Best Practices: Activities that bring meaningful results or yield the biggest success when building with Unqork. Release Notes: Covers new features, enhancements, resolved issues, and known issues. Configuration Guides: Marketplace guides for installation, setup, configuration, and customization of applications built using App or Integration Templates. API Documentation: Details classes, functions, and arguments supported by examples and use cases. (via developers.unqork.io) Academy: Showcases learning-oriented conceptual or feature lessons, videos, and use cases. (via academy.unqork.com) You can also find and access this content via Federated Search here on the Community Hub.We value your feedback. Reply below with your comments, or consider submitting your documentation ideas and requests here on Community Hub.Learn how: 

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Documentation Updates: Dynamic Index and More

Each month, we share with you the latest additions and updates to our Documentation Hub. Stay up-to-date and review the latest information to keep your skills sharp. You can find each of these articles and guides in our Platform Documentation which is linked in the Knowledge Base menu and included in federated search here on the Community Hub, or by clicking the Help menu within the Unqork platform (video overview).  New DocumentationConfiguration Guides Dynamic Index: How To Snippet configuration guide.  A hefty 9-minute read! Release Notes, How-Tos, and ArticlesPlatform Release Notes V6.58.0. Glossary entries added for:  Secondary Fields Promotion UAF (Unqork Agile Framework) UAT (User Acceptance Testing) Swimlanes Regex Updated Documentation Small UpdatesAppend operator article updated with a new and improved use case. Proxy Module Validation Pattern article updated to correct minor errors. Uniform Grid component article updated to fix broken Action Panel image. Unqork Development Life Cycle Toolkit updated to clarify Production related security risks. How To: Azure PrivateLink Setup article updated to include task-oriented language. Data Workflow operators article updated to include best practices.Documentation RequestsWe value your feedback. Reply below with your comments, or consider submitting your documentation ideas and requests here on Community Hub.Learn how: 

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April 2022 Community Update

April was our most significant month since launching the Community Hub in August of last year. We opened up the experience, launched two new forums and our first hackathon, and overall activity continues to grow.Let’s get into the details: Community Hub Improvements  Major Unqork Updates 🚀In addition to all the updates to our Community, April was a significant month for Unqork. We launched CodelessArchitecture.org, announced our Spring release, and much more.  Congratulations to our newest Subject Matter Expert! As you contribute, you also progress towards earning SME status: the top recognition on our community.In April, @Umesh Patole earned more than 200 points for the third consecutive month, having already surpassed the 20 answers threshold in March. In addition to his contributions on the Community Hub, Umesh presented a demo on how to store checkboxes in a particular order on our March Success Hour webinar. Please join me in congratulating Umesh on becoming a Subject Matter Expert and thanking him for his contributions to our community!On the Path to SME Status These four Creators are almost there!@Kavin - 2 months of 200+ points; 23 solved answers @NVP - 2 months of 200+ points; 9 solved answers @Andy Rahamin - 2 months of 200+ points; 13 solved answers @Nagarjun_Chitteti - 2 months of 200+ points; 12 solved answersThese 10 Creators passed the 200 point threshold for the first time:@Bharath - 9 solved answers @Prajakta Survase - 7 solved answers @Sudhir Kalmegh - 7 solved answers @Cibin Baby - 6 solved answers @Junha Lee - 5 solved answers @Prem Sai Akash - 5 solved answers @Murthy Medisetti - 4 solved answers @Mansi Wadhwani - 1 solved answer @Avinash @zeroHoon  Show your gratitude and help them reach SME status by upvoting their helpful replies and marking answers when they solve your question.  Top contributors on Community Leaderboard 🏆In addition to the names above, you’ll see many of our other community SMEs on the list below. Will you join them next month? April points leaders @Nagarjun_Chitteti - 702 @Kavin - 615 @Anupama Meena - 586 @Bharath - 471 @Pushparaj - 433 @Umesh Patole - 408 @Prajakta Survase - 407 @Junha Lee - 368 @NVP - 321 @Mansi Wadhwani - 320 Community Events We know that a community is much more than an online forum, it’s also ways to connect, network, and share experiences with other Creators. Increasing opportunities for peer-to-peer connection will be an increasing focus as our community grows. April was our most active month of events yet, with weekly webinars in our 8-part Spotlight Series on the UDLC Toolkit. This series wrapped up earlier this week and you can access all the recordings here. We also hosted our monthly Creator LIVE and Success Hour webinars, highlighting a number of best practices, including:  The Unqork Agile Framework Error Handling Best Practices Configuration Documentation Best PracticesOur Success Hour webinar also included two demos from our community SMEs:How user can change page size by his/her own for View grid? Coherent Integration with an example of calculating premiums for Insurance use casesIn addition to to these community events, we’re hosting weekly Twitch livestreams with @Nick Gamble, The Uncoder, and frequent Coffee and No Code livestreams with our CEO and founder, Gary Hoberman. You can find these recordings here on the Community Hub and upcoming livestreams under our Events calendar. Feedback welcome With that, what do you think? Share your feedback in the replies or please contact me directly with a message on the Community Hub or at community@unqork.com. Or better yet? Submit an idea for our Community here on the Community Hub! 

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Unqork Announces Spring 2022 Platform Update

Today, Unqork announced its Spring 2022 Platform update. The new platform capabilities deepen the existing benefits for developers building on Unqork, while also supporting Codeless Architecture, an open-standard approach to software development that allows organizations to build and run applications without ever thinking about the underlying code.  Watch the the WebinarMore information is available below and you can now watch the on-demand webinar of the Spring 2022 Release Show:  Codeless ArchitectureTo learn more about Codeless Architecture, check out this previous update and visit CodelessArchitecture.org.  Spring 2022 UpdateFor the full announcement information see this press release, which includes this excerpt:   Unqork’s Spring 2022 Platform Updates include:An enhanced Grid System that allows users to easily access, visualize and interact with their data at-scale. The intuitive configuration experience will enable customers to build Dynamic, Uniform and Freeform grids from the ground up, giving them the ability to quickly analyze data, optimize style and design flexibility and create bespoke layouts for data exploration at scale. The Grid System supports a wide variety of use cases like business logic and validation, simple or complex data entry, dashboards and data exploration. The Grid System will also be available to users via listings in the Unqork Marketplace - Grid Syntax Targeting & Output Types and Dynamic Index - which are foundational in helping users understand how to best leverage the grid system in their application builds.   The new Enterprise View provides users with a comprehensive overview of their Unqork environment. A suite of dashboards provides users with a holistic view of the health, progress and risk points of each application they’ve built, helping users monitor development progress and identify and address any vulnerabilities. Built entirely on Unqork’s codeless platform, Enterprise View makes it easy for stakeholders across the enterprise - both technical and non-technical - to understand the health of their environment and the overall efficiency of the development process, thus ensuring that higher-quality applications are delivered to the end-user.Expanding the first no-code Marketplace Along with the platform updates, Unqork has released new listings to the Unqork Marketplace that enhance developer productivity and support a codeless environment, including: A Google Translate integration that users can easily configure, giving apps built on Unqork the ability to leverage Google Translate to convert text from one language into another. (View Listing) A Webhook API Snippet to help Unqork users expedite the configuration of a standardized webhook in Unqork, ultimately saving users an average of 5 hours in application builds. This snippet was created in record time - less than two weeks - in response to user interest in this functionality. (View Listing) A “For Loop” Snippet that allows a user to perform a looping action over a large set of data. This snippet helps users save hours in application builds compared to traditional code, for use cases like validating addresses or updating multiple submissions at once. It has quickly become the #1 listing in the Marketplace. (View Listing)

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Documentation Updates: Marketplace Documentation, Dynamic Modules in Workflow, Custom Login, and More

Twice each month, we share with you the latest additions and updates to our Documentation Hub. Stay up-to-date and review the latest information to keep your skills sharp. You can find each of these articles and guides in our Platform Documentation which is linked in the Knowledge Base menu and included in federated search here on the Community Hub, or by clicking the Help menu within the Unqork platform (video overview).  New DocumentationConfiguration GuidesClient Information Module Integration Template created for new Marketplace release. Investment Preferences Integration Template created for new Marketplace release. Fund Selection Integration Template created for new Marketplace release.Release Notes, How-Tos, and ArticlesV6.54.0 Staging Release Notes Using and Configuring Dynamic Modules in Workflow Custom Login and Logout created for new Custom Login/Logout feature release.  Updated DocumentationMedium UpdatesEnvironment Administration article updated for User Account Lockout feature  Introduction to the Unqork Platform Best Practices: Configuration updated to include details around triggering components within a modal, from outside of the modal and to clarify selected best practices.  Cloud Service Providers: Supported Regions updated to exclude US East 2 Region. Col2Array operator, Array2Col operator, Object2Table operator, Table2Object operator and Sort operator updated to correct the order of the Data Workflow and the Button components. Data Backup and Retention updated to include 2-day retention for the Hourly Snapshot. Text Area component updated to include best practices. Single Checkbox component updated to include best practices.Small UpdatesInitializer Component article updated to include Alias setting. Building Accessible Apps (Primary Field Components Section) to Clarify Checkbox and Radio Button Accessibility Requirements. Glossary additions for: Authentication, Authorization, Endpoint. Node, Operator, RBAC, and Workspaces  Documentation RequestsWe value you feedback. Reply below with your comments, or consider submitting your your documentation ideas and requests here on Community Hub.Learn how:   

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New Forums for Discussing Best Practices, Strategy, and Use Cases

Today, we’re excited to launch two new forums on our community: Best Practices & Strategy and Use Case Showcase. With these forums, we are expanding the types of conversations you can have to include thought leadership and more open-ended conversations.Our Platform Q&A forum is not changing and has not gone away; it is the foundation upon which our community has been built. However, we recognize that not every question has a specific answer to be marked as “solved.” There is also a lot of value in other types of conversations and posts to share your lessons learned or points of view. Best Practices & StrategyThis forum is for conversations that extend beyond platform functionality or configuration. It’s a place to ask for and share advice, lessons learned, and proven approaches to building codeless applications. Discuss approaches to organizing teams and managing projects. Share recommendations for processes in your software development lifecycle like error handling or documenting your configuration. Use Case ShowcaseIn this forum, learn and discuss real world examples of why, how, and when to use the Unqork Platform or specific features. Here’s a great example.Share your use cases to help Creators identify their next project and opportunities to improve their apps. Ask questions to unpack ways to solve your business problems with the Unqork platform. Or start a discussion to crowdsource ideas for how to leverage new features when they launch.  Three Types of PostsUntil now, the majority of posts on the Community Hub have been questions in our Platform Q&A forum. In October, we added the option to submit Ideas and recently expanded that feature. With the addition of these new forums, we have added the ability to create a general “Post” that is neither a question nor an idea. These posts might be a blog you want to publish, a short update you want to share, or an open thread for an ongoing discussion of the topic. You will see the three options when you click on the +Create a Post button in the navigation bar. The Difference Between Post TypesIn general, all three types look the same when you create them. Each allows others the ability to reply, upvote, subscribe to email updates, or share. The difference is in how the posts work after you publish. Questions are designed to mark one reply as the answer to embedded. Example  Open questions are grouped here for others to help solve.  Ideas are designed for others to upvote when they agree.  Example Upvoting functionality is featured prominently near the title and in activity feeds Posts are designed for everything else.  Best for individual blogs, updates, or open-ended conversations that don’t have a specific answer  Examples:  “How do you structure your teams?” or “What are some use cases for the new grid system?” or a blog like this.  Finally, in addition to the new forums and the new post type, we now award points for when you create posts, questions, and ideas.FeedbackWhat do you think? Reply below or reach out to community@unqork.com with your questions and feedback. If you have recommendations for other forums and features for us to add, submit an idea for our community.   

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