At Miro, we’re kind of ambitious. And it goes beyond the rapid growth that we’re experiencing, as that ambition is to see great things happen for others. Our company’s mission is to “empower teams to create the next big things by providing the best collaboration solutions.” We don’t stop at building a fun product, but we’re constantly striving to make that product something immediately useful to anyone.
Miro is an online collaborative whiteboard with an infinite canvas that enables more than 25M users to come together to work productively, with everything from brainstorming ideas to building a plan. With our developer platform, the goal is to enable anyone to seamlessly connect content to Miro — so that teams can collaborate with context. Imagine a working group where the engineers can keep using Jira, and the sales team can keep using Salesforce, and both can share progress and prioritize working together in one place.
For Junction 2021, we created a largely open-ended challenge. We want you to use our platform to solve a real problem. But we’re letting the teams define the scope of the problem they want to tackle — whether that’s making morning stand-ups happen 2 minutes faster, or whether it’s creating a tool so that countries can re-map their entire infrastructure. The scope isn’t the factor we’re judging on. We’re most interested in how you chose your problem, and how your solution leveraged Miro to address that problem.
The Miro platform offers both a Web SDK and a REST API.
The Miro Web SDK allows an application to interact directly with a Miro board. You could create a custom application or simply build off of the existing Miro features. This is what enables end-users to interact with your application. Users can launch your app directly from a Miro board, and your app can then interact with both the board and the user during a live collaboration.
The Miro REST API allows you to pull information from, and pass information to, a Miro board. This is the “connection point” between Miro and any other third-party applications or services you may be interested in using. The REST API allows developers to programmatically execute tasks liken creating/editing Miro boards, managing user access, syncing data, etc.
Teams are welcome to use either, or both, of these services to create their solutions. Whether you prefer frontend or backend development, there should be plenty for you to work with. No scoring preference will be given based on the choice you make here. In addition, the REST API operates with standard HTTP requests, so you will be able to work in whichever programming language you are most comfortable with.
As a bonus, participants will have access to an early preview of some upcoming Miro platform features. We’re excited to see how teams will use these features and to get your feedback. And honestly? Nothing is more fun than exploring something new, and seeing what it can do.
We hope you’ll join us at Junction 2021! We’re looking forward to seeing what teams will do with our platform, and how their creativity and ingenuity will manifest. If our challenge seems interesting to you, be sure to check out the full description on the Junction 2021 website.
And if our vibe resonates with you, you might like working with us! Miro is currently hiring for more than 200 open job positions, spanning 12 locations around the globe. We’d love for you to give us a chance to win you over.
See y’all this weekend!