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DigitalOcean Functions Challenge

We are thrilled to announce the DigitalOcean Functions Challenge!

Join the challenge to play with DigitalOcean Functions, learn more about the power of serverless, win prizes, and have fun along the way!

What are Functions? Functions are blocks of code that run on demand without the need to manage any infrastructure. Develop on your local machine, test your code from the command line (usingdoctl), then deploy to App Platform β€” no servers required.

How to Participate

1. Visit theΒ DigitalOcean Functions docsΒ to get acquainted.

2. Join the #functions-challenge channel in theΒ DigitalOcean DiscordΒ (Optional)

3. Create a DigitalOcean Function. You can create a function one of two ways. As a standalone function (Docs) or a function in an App Platform app (Docs.)

4. Make an API request to create your shark. Instructions Below.

5. VisitΒ functionschallenge.digitalocean.comΒ and see your shark swimming in the aquarium!

6. Share your shark with a friend or your community.

7. Let us know you've completed your challenge byΒ filling out this form.

8. Upon successfully completing these steps participants will earn a DigitalOcean T-shirt and DigitalOcean Sammy Stickers (up to the 500th participant.)

Join the Functions Challenge!

How to Succeed

Follow these instructions in order to earn the prize

  • Your shark must be created during the dates of the challenge, June 7 - July 7, 2022. The submission period ends at 11:59 pm PST/ 8 AM UTC on July 7, 2022.
  • Challenge participants must be at least 18+ years old.
  • Participants must submit projects individually and only one per participant.
  • The project must be deployed either as a standalone function (Docs) or a function in an App Platform app (Docs.)
  • Once your shark is swimming in the aquarium, participants must share the experience your community to grow the number of sharks in the aquarium.

Join the Functions Challenge!

How to make an API request to create your shark

Visit the docs and create yourΒ DigitalOcean Function. You can create a function one of two ways. As a standalone function or a function in an App Platform app.

  • API URL
    POST https://functionschallenge.digitalocean.com/api/sammy

  • Header: Accept
    application/json

  • Header: Content-Type
    application/json

  • Parameter: name
    Your name!

  • Parameter: type
    The type of Sammy: sammy, retro, pony, punk, pizza, bootcamp, dinosaur, robot, xray

VisitΒ functionschallenge.digitalocean.comΒ and see your shark swimming in the aquarium!

Join the Functions Challenge!

Learn then Build

Resources to help you get started

Regional availability: DigitalOcean Functions will be available in: NYC, AMS, SFO, SGP, LON, FRA, TOR, BLR regions.

Documentation: View ourΒ documentationΒ to learn more.

Sample apps: Learn aboutΒ sample appsΒ available for DigitalOcean Functions.

Walkthrough video: SeeΒ hereΒ for a walkthrough of DigitalOcean Functions.

How to Manage Functions in App Platform:Β How toΒ develop on your local machine, test your code from the command line usingdoctl, then deploy to App Platform --- no servers required.

Join the Functions Challenge!

Get Help

Join the #functions-challenge channel in theΒ DigitalOcean Discord

Mentors

These are your DigitalOcean Functions Challenge Mentors who will be helping answer your questions.

Happy coding!

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Rutam Prita Mishra

That's an awesome challenge and I absolutely loved completing it.
And for the folks who are still looking for some help, here is a walk-through to help you complete this challenge.
community.ops.io/rutamhere/walk-th...

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