As part of the launch of our new Topcoder Community for Predix, we are launching a series of fun challenges to help introduce you to GE's Predix platform. This is the first challenge of the series and will be a good first step in helping you become acquainted with Predix.
This is a fun challenge. Although there will be no prize money awarded, members who complete this challenge successfully will receive 500 TCO points for TCO ‘17.
What is Predix?
The Predix platform is a cloud-based Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) for the Industrial Internet. The Predix platform provides tools, framework, guidelines, and best practices that enable you to create solutions to run industrial-scale analytics. As it connects machines, data, people, and other assets, the Predix platform uses leading technologies for distributed computing, big-data analytics, asset data management, and machine-to-machine communication. A comprehensive platform overview can be found here. If you have previously used or are familiar with other platforms-as-a-service (AWS, Google Cloud Platform, Heroku, IBM Bluemix), this should feel right at home.
Requirements for this challenge
As your introduction to the Predix platform, build and upload basic "Hello World" application. For this challenge, you will be using the Predix.io Hello World tutorial as a guide.
Step 1: Go to http://predix.topcoder.com/ and click the Join the Topcoder Community for Predix button. Fill out the registration form and confirm your email address.
Step 2: Complete the instructions you’ll receive in your community welcome email to register for your Predix developer account.
Step 3: Follow the detailed guide on setting up your development environment and launching your Hello World application here. You are free to use NodeJS, Java, or any other supported technology.