I forked this code on Dec 17, so it sounds like it was just before the christmas edition came out. Unfortunately, I don't have a more recent fork of spark pixels.
I was able to get it to compile just fine in cubetube when I tried it today. What kind of error message are you getting?
There are some recent changes in the latest Neopixel library that weren't up on cubetube. I just updated the neopixel library on cubetube, so it should match what's in the photon IDE now. Thanks for letting me know.