Tutorial: Host a small business website on IBM Cloud

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $5000
  • Entries Received: 44
  • Winner: adarshkjames

Contest Brief

This contest is to host a small business website on IBM Cloud and write an engaging blog or tutorial about the experience.

Requirements:

(1) Entry must using at least two IBM Cloud services (e.g. COS + Functions - [login to view URL] or Kub + Helm Chart for CMS + Postgresql)
Note: Additional consideration will be given to submissions that incorporate open source projects into the final application and blog. 

(2) A link to a public blog (must be searchable via Google) about the experience must be provided. This blog can take many forms: for example it can be written as a tutorial, or notes on the experience or review/commentary on IBM Cloud.

(3) The type of small business website isn't critical - you can reuse materials from an existing project or sample site.  The website DOES NOT have to be an IBM site, it can be any website. Explicit, illicit, or offensive material will not be considered.

Judging:

The most well-written, entertaining, and useful blog post will win the grand prize of $5k, 10 runners up will get $1k.

Only entries with a link to a public blog or tutorial and evidence of a deployed site on IBM Cloud will be considered.

Useful links:

Sign up for a free IBM Cloud account: 
[login to view URL]

Here are some services that might be of interest for this contest:
- Kubernetes (for hosting web servers, content management systems, and applications) [login to view URL]
- Cloud Object Storage (for hosting static web sites, storing data, backups) [login to view URL]
- Functions (for serverless code) [login to view URL]
- Cloudant (NoSQL DB) [login to view URL]
- PostgreSQL (for storing data w/ SQL access) [login to view URL]

We're looking forward to seeing your creativity!

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Public Clarification Board

  • daveasu
    daveasu
    • 3 weeks ago

    Hi Mark, I wasn't ranked

    • 3 weeks ago
  • Rehmaniosama
    Rehmaniosama
    • 4 weeks ago

    hi Mark , There should be 10 runners up right?

    • 4 weeks ago
    1. Imara Software Solutions
      Imara Software Solutions
      • 4 weeks ago

      I wonder the same

      • 4 weeks ago
  • mmtukur
    mmtukur
    • 4 weeks ago

    Hi Winners

    • 4 weeks ago
  • mnabeelahmad22
    mnabeelahmad22
    • 4 weeks ago

    Hi Mark, Entries with 4 Star is on the line for waiting and Entries with 3 Star get Runner ups instead of Entries who have 4 Stars?

    • 4 weeks ago
  • Imara Software Solutions
    Imara Software Solutions
    • 1 month ago

    We are really excited to become runners up. I know that we didn't do that much with the article but it still makes more sense to the contest holder. We also congratulate the grand winner who has done an outstanding job

    • 1 month ago
  • plikitik123
    plikitik123
    • 1 month ago

    THANK YOU SO MUCH IBM!!!!!!!! i really didnt expect this at all i want to win though but this is more than enough for me i hope you create more contest like this i will pretty sure participate in this thank you again mark meredith and all the team for choosing me for the one who doesnt won keep your heads up im pretty sure you got so much to learn by participating this contest just dont give up in your work im pretty sure you will got this sometime

    • 1 month ago
  • mnabeelahmad22
    mnabeelahmad22
    • 1 month ago

    Hi Mark, you announced 4 runners up out of 10 and the remaining 6 ?

    • 1 month ago
    1. Kingharryjoe
      Kingharryjoe
      • 1 month ago

      I think they are still reviewing the entries

      • 1 month ago
  • creatorpark
    creatorpark
    • 1 month ago

    Hi Mark, Please can you consider this:

    https://creativesquad.medium.com/disrupting-ideas-need-disrupting-solution-ibm-cloud-bf524a19b79b

    I have put a lot of effort in making this. Thanks.

    • 1 month ago
  • Annamalai15
    Annamalai15
    • 1 month ago

    Hello, Please recheck #132

    • 1 month ago
  • daveasu
    daveasu
    • 1 month ago

    please kindly check #140 . Thank you

    • 1 month ago
  • AMGaber
    AMGaber
    • 1 month ago

    Greetings,

    I have updated my entry #138
    So please, reassess it if possible.

    Best regards,

    • 1 month ago
  • Annamalai15
    Annamalai15
    • 1 month ago

    Hello, Please recheck #132 . We just updated the blog considering your 3 star rating.

    • 1 month ago
    1. hyndman2175
      hyndman2175
      • 1 month ago

      Can you include a working link to your blog, the current link doesn't work.

      • 1 month ago
    2. Annamalai15
      Annamalai15
      • 1 month ago

      I've included the link now and it is alright.

      • 1 month ago
  • globalwebindia
    globalwebindia
    • 1 month ago

    #extended please.. i need to submit entries more

    • 1 month ago
  • GrafixImage
    GrafixImage
    • 1 month ago

    Dear Mark, Kindly Recheck Our Proposal in Entry #96 and Consider Our Entry #35 . We can fulfil your Needs to Meet your requirements, Thankyou

    • 1 month ago
    1. hyndman2175
      hyndman2175
      • 1 month ago

      Please provide a public link to your blog so that we can evaluate your entry.

      • 1 month ago
  • plikitik123
    plikitik123
    • 1 month ago

    is the winner announced 4 weeks from now?

    • 1 month ago
    1. hyndman2175
      hyndman2175
      • 1 month ago

      We are reviewing all the entries now and should award the prizes in the next couple of days.

      • 1 month ago
  • farwanaz741
    farwanaz741
    • 1 month ago

    Hi there, As closing time is near to end so In Entry #146 in hurry images were not loaded properly to submit. So, to get a better view of tutorial or blog post with full images kindly view it online. Link is below
    https://assistree.org/2020/12/15/how-to-run-multi-tenant-wordpress-platform-on-ibm-cloud-kubernetes-service/

    Thanks
    Farwa Naz

    • 1 month ago
  • NYCyber
    NYCyber
    • 1 month ago

    Entry #113 here:
    A final note: As the actual deployment possibilities beyond the basic cloud infrastructure are enormous, and since I wasn't able to cover all of them in my writeup, I have updated my entry and added a new section to my writeup (same URL in my #113 ).
    The new section covers possible enhancements which I would add, given the time, all are based on IBM technologies and open source repos.

    Thanks for the opportunity to take part. I definitely enjoyed working on it.
    Michael

    • 1 month ago
  • Varulv
    Varulv
    • 1 month ago

    Well it's kind of you to keep the contest open till its deadline, giving everyone a fair chance.

    • 1 month ago
  • WOANAYR
    WOANAYR
    • 1 month ago

    Haha, I wonder how you are going to decide on proposals with the same number of stars.

    • 1 month ago
    1. plikitik123
      plikitik123
      • 1 month ago

      i think the star itself doesnt represent the clear winner it just that they have been shortlisted to win the contest i think the winning criteria itself is much more complex than just a star i hope so that maybe 3 star can still win the contest hopefully

      • 1 month ago
    2. markmeredith
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      I wouldn't read too much into the stars for right now. That's just helping us stay a bit more organized. We'll review all submissions again thoroughly before selecting a winner.

      • 1 month ago
  • WOANAYR
    WOANAYR
    • 1 month ago

    Should we post a new proposal if we updated the article we wrote?

    • 1 month ago
    1. markmeredith
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      It will probably be easier for us if you leave a comment in the entry you already submitted. Thanks!

      • 1 month ago
  • SolutionsSP
    SolutionsSP
    • 1 month ago

    CH, would you kindly make the contest #extended? Thanks

    • 1 month ago
  • Solaris Technologies
    Solaris Technologies
    • 1 month ago

    Please check #122

    • 1 month ago
  • MuhammadSheri
    MuhammadSheri
    • 1 month ago

    Hey there, hope you're doing great!

    I just got rated 3 stars for my Entry #116 . I was expecting any detailed feedback on what exactly my article is lacking and how can I improve it. Surprizingly, I've not received any comments on it. We still have 6 hours to go, I'd appreciate if you could give some comments on my entry and allow me to improve.

    Thanks!

    • 1 month ago
  • uzmaq74
    uzmaq74
    • 1 month ago

    could you please extend the contest as I'm working on it and need some days,please

    • 1 month ago
  • Art5studio
    Art5studio
    • 1 month ago

    please check #75

    • 1 month ago
  • Art5studio
    Art5studio
    • 1 month ago

    please check #76

    • 1 month ago
  • catvil12312
    catvil12312
    • 1 month ago

    contest #47 sales me sir please

    • 1 month ago
  • NYCyber
    NYCyber
    • 1 month ago

    I just posted my entry. In the URL I included in my entry's description you will find the writeup, the github repo and the site hosted at IBM Cloud.

    • 1 month ago
  • introweb
    introweb
    • 1 month ago

    Hello, please do not close this contest until the deadline. We are working on this project. Thanks!

    • 1 month ago
    1. hyndman2175
      hyndman2175
      • 1 month ago

      We won't pick the winners until the deadline

      • 1 month ago
  • rukkykf
    rukkykf
    • 1 month ago

    hello, is it okay if we use some of the services that are in beta?

    • 1 month ago
    1. hyndman2175
      hyndman2175
      • 1 month ago

      Sure

      • 1 month ago
    2. hyndman2175
      hyndman2175
      • 1 month ago

      Although I guess we'd slightly prefer production services.

      • 1 month ago
  • joharulhasan
    joharulhasan
    • 1 month ago

    Dear Contest Holder, is IBM Cloud services(that you mentioned "Entry must using at least two IBM Cloud services") free for the contest freelancers?

    • 1 month ago
    1. plikitik123
      plikitik123
      • 1 month ago

      yeah there is lite version you can use cloud functions, storage, and cloudant if you want to use postgre or kubernetes you should first verify using credit card and you get $100 free to spend in that case you can use it to try kubernetes and postgre cmiiw

      • 1 month ago
  • MuhammadSheri
    MuhammadSheri
    • 1 month ago

    #extended

    Please extend the timeline, I'm still working on the article!

    • 1 month ago
  • IanMcShane
    IanMcShane
    • 1 month ago

    Hi - is this contest region-locked? As an example, only entries from the United States are eligible?

    • 1 month ago
    1. plikitik123
      plikitik123
      • 1 month ago

      nope

      • 1 month ago
  • mmtukur
    mmtukur
    • 1 month ago

    Hello sir I'm having problem with payment pls help me i'm at the last stage i want to configure a custom domain and they said i cant use free. Can you help me

    • 1 month ago
  • asrazbn786
    asrazbn786
    • 1 month ago

    Hello sir I want to join in this contest but how can I join with.
    pls guide me sir.

    • 1 month ago
  • triplea9
    triplea9
    • 1 month ago

    hey , I am interested in Affiliation program ? Guide me

    • 1 month ago

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