Alefedge - Services and APIs - Feedback for improvements

Key Information

The challenge is finished.

Challenge Overview

Welcome to the "EdgeNet - Services and APIs - Feedback for improvements Challenge".

Challenge Objectives

  • This is the part of the EdgeNet Challenge Series
  • In this challenge, you will review and propose areas of improvement in the current EdgeNet Developer APIs and services.

Project Background:

  • Alefedge and Topcoder have collaborated to train the Topcoder community to gain the future-ready 5G Edge skills to build solutions of the next generation. We have a series of challenges already running for you to get you equipped. Here is the link
  • By abstracting the complexity of 5G, EdgeNet unleashes a massive Edge Internet economy by enabling developers to securely build 5G Edge applications andservices that include artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, Industry 4.0 manufacturing, smart cities, virtual and augmented reality, and more.

Problem Statement:

  • Since this is a fairly modern technology, EdgeNet is looking to improve the current developer experience from the developer portal to the API definitions, as wells as protocols/connectivity.
  • Anything and everything that is identified as an area of improvement by you will have a big impact on the upcoming inventions made with this technology.
  • The experience of utilizing EdgeNet should be frictionless. The objective is to allow developers to spend time solving actual problems instead of facing issues with connectivity, trying to find the right documented info, or requesting for a new API endpoint.


  • In this challenge you are required to explore and review the current offerings of the EdgeNet Developer portal
  • You will be required to to create of an Alef Developer Portal Account
  • You will subscribe to both the Alef Video Enablement and the Alef Video Notification product
  • You will refer to the documentation and test out a few API endpoints
  • You will post recommendations to the Alef Community Forum
  • You then need to identify areas of improvement. These improvements can be in any area that you deem necessary.

Examples of Improvements

Please refer to the thread “Example of Improvements” in the forum to further understand the requirements for the deliverables for this challenge.

Submission Deliverables

Please submit the zip file containing the following for the initial review:

  • A document with details on the main points of improvement followed by a detailed explanation of what poses this problem in the current design.
  • [Optional] A video walkthrough for the identified areas of improvement. (Please upload the video to your google drive and the only share the link in the submission)


  • [Optional] It's advisable to go through the skill builder challenges, at least the easy and medium ones. This will help you get up and running, as well as thoroughly let you explore the system to provide critical feedback
  • Important: Please refer to the articles and documentation for a clear understanding of the offerings of the EdgeNet platform


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