At first thought Cloudspokes is an interesting merging of two concepts that SAP has implemented the SDN & the Ecohub. I remember asking Henning Kaggermann (when he was the CEO) if they(SAP) had any plans of including a marketplace into SDN given the successful traction / developer involvement.
What is CloudSpokes?
a new crowdsourcing development community and marketplace that matches companies who need cloud development work with a worldwide community of cloud experts. It is the only community focused solely on multi-tenant public cloud platforms and applications, and the projects, topics and skills related to these different platforms.
How does Cloudspokes work?
- Companies who need cloud development work can sponsor a challenge on CloudSpokes, giving developers a way to earn cash rewards, test and prove their skills for badges and other recognition.
- Challenges appear on a list visible to all developer members, along with the award amount and pre-defined success criteria so all participants are aware of how they’ll be judged.
- Submissions are scored by a peer review board and awarded to the best submission. Those participating in the challenge can then see other submissions and learn from their peers.
- The developer members’ public profile is updated to include challenge history, recommendations, and badges to build their profile inside the community and among potential employers.
Appirio is committing $1 million in contest funding to help seed the initiative.
Will need to wait and see what kind of traction / developer / customer involvement its able to generate/ garner.
Check out this Video explaining – Cloudspokes