IBM needs your help! Create an IBM Cloud Resource Visualizer

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $10000
  • Entries Received: 53
  • Winner: adarshkjames

Contest Brief

The Problem:

Running complex applications in multiple environments in IBM Cloud can be a daunting task. There are multiple dimensions that are difficult to visualize.

Users need to instantly identify what is running, the particular network or resource group it is running in and the specific cloud accounts being used.

This complexity makes onboarding new members to the team lengthy. It can take weeks for new members to finally understand the system they're working with. Manually documenting deployments is also inefficient, as its time consuming and quickly falls out of date.

What we need from you:

We need you to create a UI design and build a proof of concept of a web app that allows users to graphically visualize their IBM Cloud resources. Several visualizations should be designed (although only one needs to be implemented in the POC for this contest).

The objective is to design an application (deployed in a container) that can produce several graphical views of your IBM Cloud resources.

These views would include things like:

- Infrastructure (showing baremetal/virtual machines and how they are grouped into VPCs and connected to gateways etc)
- Kubernetes (showing pods and what incoming/outgoing calls are made to other services)
- Security (showing how resources use ServiceIDs and access groups, and are collected into resource groups)
- HA (showing how resources are distributed across data-centers/regions)
- Enterprise (showing account hierarchy and resource composition in each account)

Supporting details to include in the submission:

In addition to UI mockups, development notes, architecture diagrams, etc. the contest winner will deliver a proof of concept application that renders at least one view (and implements the navigation so that you can see how the final app would work).

Rendering a view will require querying IBM Cloud APIs to get the data and then render that data into an appropriate view.

Solution may leverage any number of open source projects (as long as they don't include a copyleft license).

Prizes:

The contest winner will receive $10k. The next two runners up will receive $2.5k.

The top 3 entries have the opportunity to bid on further high value projects working towards a complete implementation of this idea.

Here are some resources to assist you:

IBM Cloud Platform API docs: [login to view URL]

Shortened Link - [login to view URL]

Resource groups - [login to view URL]
Resource controller - [login to view URL] 
Global search: [login to view URL]
VPC Docs: [login to view URL]
Access Groups: [login to view URL]
For visualizing kub app connections - Kiali / Istio: [login to view URL]

Feel free to comment with any questions.

Good luck!

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Public Clarification Board

  • CreativeKaif
    CreativeKaif
    • 22 hours ago

    Great work

    • 22 hours ago
  • creatorpark
    creatorpark
    • 4 days ago

    Hello Arn,

    I am really interested in this project. I've developed my sample poc and have shared with you. If you can provide a potential feedback, that will definitely improve my concepts. I would like to work on rest of the project. I have shown you the sample views. I can contribute many creative elements with some good direction.

    • 4 days ago
  • muhammadsujat88
    muhammadsujat88
    • 4 days ago

    Sir, I can work Please check my entry #354 #355 #356 #357

    • 4 days ago
  • theodornacev
    theodornacev
    • 4 days ago

    Well I have many ideas, but I can't code, so I better learn how to manage, message and map that data first. Best of Luck to the participants, and cheers to IBM for their step up towards better user experience.

    • 4 days ago
  • raselsarker18
    raselsarker18
    • 4 days ago

    hi

    • 4 days ago
  • Edwardtising
    Edwardtising
    • 5 days ago

    #extended 2-3 days please

    • 5 days ago
  • bakhmedov
    bakhmedov
    • 6 days ago

    Hi Mr. Arn, please extend contest if it possible. Thank you #extended

    • 6 days ago
  • Augurs Technologies
    Augurs Technologies
    • 6 days ago

    Hi,
    We are done with the UI part and going to submit as deadline was 18th Nov but contest seems to be closed. I would be thankful if you allow me to submit my entry.

    Looking forward for your reply.

    • 6 days ago
  • shadamezng7
    shadamezng7
    • 1 week ago

    Hey Team IBM,

    I was trying to submit the last moment but because of other formalities whereby I could not proceed with the submission due to incomplete freelancer.com profile, I was barred to proceed from submission.By the time I finished the formalities, the submission clock closed. I have designed, coded and also worked on the architecture diagram, which I hope you and team would appreciate. Is there any other way I could submit my entry?

    Regards
    Shad

    • 1 week ago
  • theodornacev
    theodornacev
    • 1 week ago

    Good Luck! Thank you for the contest, it was a interesting learning experience and admittedly it's difficult to manage so much infrastructure and code in a cloud environment, coupled with multiple users and continuous delivery. I couldn't properly scope the work and execute the project and I can see the difficulties developers have to contend with.
    Once again, good luck to the freelancers and I hope there is a good service that can help managing that complexity in the future.

    • 1 week ago
  • LarryDBM
    LarryDBM
    • 1 week ago

    Just submitted ?

    • 1 week ago
  • ai8559529
    ai8559529
    • 1 week ago

    #extended

    • 1 week ago
  • bsharp101
    bsharp101
    • 1 week ago

    #331 check again I added link and login credentials

    • 1 week ago
  • ashrarul2001
    ashrarul2001
    • 1 week ago

    an app logo for ibm cloud

    • 1 week ago
  • ashrarul2001
    ashrarul2001
    • 1 week ago

    what do you need actually?

    • 1 week ago
  • The 'Core Techies'
    The 'Core Techies'
    • 1 week ago

    #337 byThe 'Core Techies'

    • 1 week ago
  • subhrajyotibasu
    subhrajyotibasu
    • 1 week ago

    What just happened ? Last entry got 4 stars and whole project 2 ? Can you please say what i did wrong?

    • 1 week ago
  • bsharp101
    bsharp101
    • 1 week ago

    #331 I know it has been a long contest but begging your kind patience to check #331

    • 1 week ago
  • catvil12312
    catvil12312
    • 1 week ago

    please check #328

    • 1 week ago
  • nooraincreative7
    nooraincreative7
    • 1 week ago

    @ Adarsh K. hope you will win this time. Congratulations

    • 1 week ago
  • aminansar
    aminansar
    • 1 week ago

    Hi, please have a look at #320. I look forwards to your feedback.

    • 1 week ago
  • Rehmaniosama
    Rehmaniosama
    • 1 week ago

    #314

    • 1 week ago
  • Art5studio
    Art5studio
    • 1 week ago

    Please check This##306

    • 1 week ago
  • markmeredith
    markmeredith
    • 1 week ago

    We are looking for a proof of concept with working code. Thanks for all the submissions and work so far.

    • 1 week ago
    1. creatorpark
      creatorpark
      • 1 week ago

      Hi, I have made a working POC. Please check my entry #303 ...

      You'll love it. ;)

      Thanks.

      • 1 week ago
  • Kingharryjoe
    Kingharryjoe
    • 1 week ago

    #extended #extended

    • 1 week ago
  • rohan0571
    rohan0571
    • 1 week ago

    please #extended #extended

    • 1 week ago
  • Rehmaniosama
    Rehmaniosama
    • 1 week ago

    #296

    • 1 week ago
  • aminansar
    aminansar
    • 1 week ago

    Please wait until the end of contest. Thank you!

    • 1 week ago
  • CreativeKaif
    CreativeKaif
    • 1 week ago

    Congrats to whoever the winner is and well-organized contest. Thanks

    • 1 week ago
  • babupipul001
    babupipul001
    • 1 week ago

    Only UI/UX design is acceptable? I am waiting for your answer

    • 1 week ago
  • Rehmaniosama
    Rehmaniosama
    • 1 week ago

    #289 #290

    • 1 week ago
  • catvil12312
    catvil12312
    • 1 week ago

    contest #280 2star select or reject reply me sir

    • 1 week ago
  • catvil12312
    catvil12312
    • 1 week ago

    contest #280 2 star rate please sealed me sir

    • 1 week ago
  • catvil12312
    catvil12312
    • 1 week ago

    contest #280 2 star rate please reply me sir

    • 1 week ago
  • catvil12312
    catvil12312
    • 1 week ago

    contest #280 2 star rate please sales me sir

    • 1 week ago
  • Rehmaniosama
    Rehmaniosama
    • 1 week ago

    #283

    • 1 week ago
  • catvil12312
    catvil12312
    • 1 week ago

    #280 contest check me sir

    • 1 week ago
  • Rehmaniosama
    Rehmaniosama
    • 1 week ago

    #279

    • 1 week ago
  • marcelotrad
    marcelotrad
    • 2 weeks ago

    Hi CH,
    Is there a date limit to submit?

    • 2 weeks ago
  • arviantodwi
    arviantodwi
    • 2 weeks ago

    Hi, Contest Holder. I hope you're doing great and keep healthy during this pandemic. I'm a UI/UX Designer and a JavaScript developer as well. I really got interest on your contest but kind of missing the detail from your description. What I want to ask is, are you expecting designs like a web panel interface with some details about users resources that we can get from the API, or some designs that visualize users resources into a graphical component context e.g. what component connected to what components? I kindly wait to your response. Thanks!

    • 2 weeks ago
  • Rehmaniosama
    Rehmaniosama
    • 2 weeks ago

    #271

    • 2 weeks ago
  • oklaspec
    oklaspec
    • 2 weeks ago

    Required rendering must be done from browser (or external service)? If browser - then cloud api must allows CORS but it does not. (not for requests with received token nor for receive the identity token itself). I suppose cors for api will not be enabled soon (if it will be ever) due to it requires at least a security team meeting. Currently it is not possible to access api from browser.

    • 2 weeks ago
    1. hyndman2175
      Contest Holder
      • 2 weeks ago

      You will need a web application in order to call the IBM Cloud APIs, they are not designed to be called from the browser.

      • 2 weeks ago
  • faizulhassan1
    faizulhassan1
    • 2 weeks ago

    The Contest description is ambiguous. This contest is more of like,, for developers and those who understand cloud computing well. I think it should be 2 contests, one for just design and the second for web app development.

    • 2 weeks ago
    1. gfx77
      gfx77
      • 2 weeks ago

      agree

      • 2 weeks ago
  • nooraincreative7
    nooraincreative7
    • 2 weeks ago

    Dear CH, Please make more clear,
    Once to approve UI design then all its should convert to develop code or not? Let us know.

    • 2 weeks ago
    1. hyndman2175
      Contest Holder
      • 2 weeks ago

      Once you have a design that looks good, please develop a very small part of the whole in order to prove that your design will work in practice.

      • 2 weeks ago
  • Rehmaniosama
    Rehmaniosama
    • 2 weeks ago

    #239

    • 2 weeks ago
  • yillibrown
    yillibrown
    • 2 weeks ago

    once i submit the design should i code it too or just need to design UI?

    • 2 weeks ago

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