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Develop new Applications for Local Storage
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88 months ago
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WD is one of the largest computer hard disk drive manufacturers

in the world. Data storage implemented locally can address the common concerns of privacy and security of cloud storage. It can also provide a more responsive user experience by avoiding internet traffic bottlenecks.


We’d like to prototype applications on top of this secure and fast environment. The framework would include 1) Mass storage drive and 2) Raspberry Pi based web server supporting a Local Area Network (not connected to the internet).

Submit the following:

1) A use case for where this framework could be especially beneficial (type of business/home application where security/speed matters)

2) A design document for how you would build this application to maximize security and/or speed.


Top ideas will use creative approaches to maximize application security or speed.

Additional Terms & Conditions:

By submitting a solution, solver (hereinafter, "you") acknowledges and agrees that solver is entering into a binding agreement with Western Digital Technologies, Inc. ("WD") for the challenge-specific provisions found here: WD Challenge Provisions. In consideration for the opportunity to be considered for receiving a challenge reward, your submission of your solution shows you have read and understand these provisions, and expressly assent to them. If you do not agree to the terms of these provisions, please do not submit your solution.

    Submissions will be graded on the following criteria:
  • Meets Deliverables
  • Creativity
  • Clarity
Reward Tiers
4 Winners
will receive $200 each
4 Honorable Mentions
will receive $50 each
$200.00 Square pic 60 10245409 1459142950987913 836676841360380485 n University of Texas at Austin
$200.00 Square pic 60 epicentre design team University of Waterloo
$200.00 C Binghamton University, SUNY
$200.00 J Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
$50.00 Square pic 60 laura and donna Drexel University
$50.00 J Hampshire College
$50.00 Square pic 60 p 176 215 194 182 1367174 493364595c7ed81e289372f80a688702c22e0a39 i Syracuse University
$50.00 Square pic 60 469711 527323818070 90394809 o University of Texas at Austin
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