#CiscoChampion Radio is a podcast series by Cisco Champions as technologists. Today we’re discussing The Wonderful World of Spark and APIs with Cisco Subject Matter Expert Jose de Castro. Jose joined Cisco as part of the Tropo acquisition where he was the CTO.

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Cisco Guest
Jose de Castro (@loopingrage), Cisco Spark Principal Engineer

Cisco Champion Hosts
Dennis Heim (@CollabSensei), Solution Architect
Stewart Goumans (@WirelessStew), Mobility Consultant
Sebastian Leuser (@sleuser), Systems Engineer

Kim Austin (@ciscokima)

Podcast Discussion Topics:

Cisco Spark demo including:

  • World-class developer experience in the Cisco Spark Developer Portal
  • Documentation and sample code that don’t require dev experience
  • Use cases and examples of existing integrations
  • Simple app integrations with a few clicks

sparkappintegrationservicesTechnical topics:

  • Enterprise messaging capabilities via APIs: rooms, messaging, querying
  • RESTful principles and http within the API
  • JSON requests and responses
  • Memberships API
  • Security: User and room security protocols, privacy, locking, and encryption options including OAuth, app permissions, and access tokens
  • Cloud-connected endpoints and cloud infrastructure
  • API Evolution: Backward compatibility and functionality additions
  • Self-authenticating web hooks with app integrations


More Cisco Spark announcements coming at Cisco Live Berlin. See Cisco Spark in the DevNet Zone.