IBM needs your help! Create an IBM Cloud Resource Visualizer

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $10000
  • Entries Received: 52
  • 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 Manually documenting deployments is also inefficient, as its time consuming and quickly falls out of date.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: http://ibm.biz/Bdq6XS

Shortened Link - https://cloud.ibm.com/docs?tab=api-docs

Resource groups - https://cloud.ibm.com/apidocs/resource-controller/resource-manager?cm_sp=freelancer-_-Visualizer-IBM-Cloud-_-cta
Resource controller - https://cloud.ibm.com/apidocs/resource-controller/resource-controller?cm_sp=freelancer-_-Visualizer-IBM-Cloud-_-cta 
Global search: https://cloud.ibm.com/apidocs/search?cm_sp=freelancer-_-Visualizer-IBM-Cloud-_-cta
VPC Docs: https://cloud.ibm.com/apidocs/vpc?cm_sp=freelancer-_-Visualizer-IBM-Cloud-_-cta
Access Groups: https://cloud.ibm.com/apidocs/iam-access-groups?cm_sp=freelancer-_-Visualizer-IBM-Cloud-_-cta
For visualizing kub app connections - Kiali / Istio: https://github.com/kiali/kiali

Feel free to comment with any questions.

Good luck!

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  • catvil12312
    catvil12312
    • 4 months ago

    contest #280 , #286 amount release me sir please

    • 4 months ago
  • catvil12312
    catvil12312
    • 4 months ago

    my contest #280 , #286 funds release me sir please

    • 4 months ago
  • catvil12312
    catvil12312
    • 4 months ago

    my contest #280 , #286 funds release me sir please

    • 4 months ago
  • creatorpark
    creatorpark
    • 4 months 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 months ago
    1. theodornacev
      theodornacev
      • 4 months ago

      Congratulations and wonderful work!

      • 4 months ago
  • CreativeKaif
    CreativeKaif
    • 4 months ago

    Great work

    • 4 months ago
  • muhammadsujat88
    muhammadsujat88
    • 4 months ago

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

    • 4 months ago
  • theodornacev
    theodornacev
    • 4 months 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 months ago
  • raselsarker18
    raselsarker18
    • 4 months ago

    hi

    • 4 months ago
  • Edwardtising
    Edwardtising
    • 4 months ago

    #extended 2-3 days please

    • 4 months ago
  • bakhmedov
    bakhmedov
    • 4 months ago

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

    • 4 months ago
  • Augurs Technologies
    Augurs Technologies
    • 4 months 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.

    • 4 months ago
  • shadamezng7
    shadamezng7
    • 4 months 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

    • 4 months ago
  • theodornacev
    theodornacev
    • 4 months 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.

    • 4 months ago
  • LarryDBM
    LarryDBM
    • 4 months ago

    Just submitted ?

    • 4 months ago
  • ai8559529
    ai8559529
    • 4 months ago

    #extended

    • 4 months ago
  • bsharp101
    bsharp101
    • 4 months ago

    #331 check again I added link and login credentials

    • 4 months ago
  • ashrarul2001
    ashrarul2001
    • 4 months ago

    an app logo for ibm cloud

    • 4 months ago
  • ashrarul2001
    ashrarul2001
    • 4 months ago

    what do you need actually?

    • 4 months ago
  • The 'Core Techies'
    The 'Core Techies'
    • 4 months ago

    #337 byThe 'Core Techies'

    • 4 months ago
  • subhrajyotibasu
    subhrajyotibasu
    • 4 months ago

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

    • 4 months ago
  • bsharp101
    bsharp101
    • 4 months ago

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

    • 4 months ago
  • catvil12312
    catvil12312
    • 4 months ago

    please check #328

    • 4 months ago
  • nooraincreative7
    nooraincreative7
    • 4 months ago

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

    • 4 months ago
  • aminansar
    aminansar
    • 4 months ago

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

    • 4 months ago
  • Rehmaniosama
    Rehmaniosama
    • 5 months ago

    #314

    • 5 months ago
  • Art5studio
    Art5studio
    • 5 months ago

    Please check This##306

    • 5 months ago
  • markmeredith
    markmeredith
    • 5 months ago

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

    • 5 months ago
    1. creatorpark
      creatorpark
      • 5 months ago

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

      You'll love it. ;)

      Thanks.

      • 5 months ago
  • Kingharryjoe
    Kingharryjoe
    • 5 months ago

    #extended #extended

    • 5 months ago
  • rohan0571
    rohan0571
    • 5 months ago

    please #extended #extended

    • 5 months ago
  • Rehmaniosama
    Rehmaniosama
    • 5 months ago

    #296

    • 5 months ago
  • aminansar
    aminansar
    • 5 months ago

    Please wait until the end of contest. Thank you!

    • 5 months ago
  • CreativeKaif
    CreativeKaif
    • 5 months ago

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

    • 5 months ago
  • babupipul001
    babupipul001
    • 5 months ago

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

    • 5 months ago
  • Rehmaniosama
    Rehmaniosama
    • 5 months ago

    #289 #290

    • 5 months ago
  • catvil12312
    catvil12312
    • 5 months ago

    contest #280 2star select or reject reply me sir

    • 5 months ago
  • catvil12312
    catvil12312
    • 5 months ago

    contest #280 2 star rate please sealed me sir

    • 5 months ago
  • catvil12312
    catvil12312
    • 5 months ago

    contest #280 2 star rate please reply me sir

    • 5 months ago
  • catvil12312
    catvil12312
    • 5 months ago

    contest #280 2 star rate please sales me sir

    • 5 months ago
  • Rehmaniosama
    Rehmaniosama
    • 5 months ago

    #283

    • 5 months ago
  • catvil12312
    catvil12312
    • 5 months ago

    #280 contest check me sir

    • 5 months ago
  • Rehmaniosama
    Rehmaniosama
    • 5 months ago

    #279

    • 5 months ago
  • marcelotrad
    marcelotrad
    • 5 months ago

    Hi CH,
    Is there a date limit to submit?

    • 5 months ago
  • arviantodwi
    arviantodwi
    • 5 months 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!

    • 5 months ago
  • Rehmaniosama
    Rehmaniosama
    • 5 months ago

    #271

    • 5 months ago
  • oklaspec
    oklaspec
    • 5 months 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.

    • 5 months ago
    1. hyndman2175
      Contest Holder
      • 5 months 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.

      • 5 months ago
  • faizulhassan1
    faizulhassan1
    • 5 months 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.

    • 5 months ago
    1. gfx77
      gfx77
      • 5 months ago

      agree

      • 5 months ago

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