GE wants the Topcoder community to work with Predix and to create sample applications that emulate various devices interoperating with Predix services over the network. This challenge is a part of a series of Predix contests with the total prize pool over $10,000. We hope you will take time to register for Predix, read about the services they provide, and configure your environment. Other challenges in this series may use different technology stacks and approach very different problems, but all of them will utilize Predix account and different services provided by the platform.
UPDATE: The prizes on this challenge have been incremented to $1400 / $700 / $200 / $200 / $100 to warm up your interest to compete ;)
SetupIf you have not registered already, go to http://predix.topcoder.com/ and join Topcoder Predix Community. Fill out the registration form and confirm your email address. Once completed, you will receive community welcome email with a link to register your Predix developer account.
During registration of the Predix dev account use the personal account type. Be aware that approval of the Predix account can take a few days at the Predix side. To facilitate the process, please message in the challenge forum your Topcoder Handle / First and Last Name / Email that you have used for registration of Predix account. We will pass these data to GE Predix team to speed-up the process.
Eligibility: As of now, residents of the following countries are not allowed to register in Predix, hence they won’t be able to participate in this challenge: China, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Russia, Sudan, Syria.
Challenge ScopeIn the previous challenge we have developed the backend for a simple proof-of-concept application, that cobmines together services provided by CityIQ (Pedestrian, Traffic, Parking and Environmental data), Predix (Assets and Cloud), and City’s Open Data (Special Events and Construction) to solve (in a naive way, for now) the following problem:
Imagine, you are an organizer of a special event (e.g. a big birthday party, a festival, 10k walk/run, or other indoor/outdoor activity), looking for the optimal date, time, and location in the town. Among other things you have to pay attention to in evaluating potential possibilities, you would want to know:
- Where would be the best location of the event based on the vehicle / pedestrian flow on a similar day? Will it be easy to find parking for attendees?
- Are there any other events, or major road constructions already scheduled nearby?
- In case of an outdoor event, what is the microclimate at the potential site (temperature, humidity, noise, etc.)
- Make the search of potential event locations, provided approximate area for the search (the central point and radius around it); and optional parameters allowing to narrow down the search (assumed amount of guests, outdoor and/or indoor event, etc.).
- Proxy the retrieval of relevant information from CityIQ / City’s Open Data, converting it to the format convenient for injestion by the frontend.
Technically, you can go with ReactJS or Angular 2+ framework to implement this, following the best practices and common sense on the way. Reviewers will judge it subjectively, giving 60% priority to the look / feel / functionality of the resulting app; 20% to the technical apects of your code, and 20% to the documentation provided.
Do not hesitate to ask for clarifications in the challenge forum. Also in the forum you will find the winning sumbission from the backend challenge.