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Roll Your Own: Community Packs Contest FAQ

  1. What is the Roll your Own contest?
  2. Packs enable easy sharing of complex Stream configurations (i.e, Routes, Pipelines, Sample Data, and Knowledge Objects) between Worker groups/Fleets and organizations. It is as easy as adding a specific Pack to your Stream/Edge deployment. Packs are a great way to share expertise and lower Stream/Edge administration. So we wanted to energize the Cribl Community to create, publish and adopt Packs. Prizes will be awarded for:
    • Best Technical
    • Most Popular
    • Highest Impact

    Submissions are accepted from April 20th (4/20) to July 8th, 2022 at 5 pm PDT.

    Start Packing!

  1. What can I win? What are the prizes?
  2. It’s the winner’s choice (just like Cribl enables you to make a choice with your data sources/destinations). The winner of each category gets to choose a single prize from the following:
    • DJI FPV Drone (or similar)
    • A camera lens of choice up to a $1,000 USD
    • $1,000 Amazon Gift Card
    • Cribl swag pack worth $1K
    • A $1000 charitable donation to a broad selection of approved charities
    • Lunch w/ Cribl Founder
  1. Where can I find the criteria for each prize?
  2. The Best Technical Pack criteria are:
    • Pack must be performant (25 Points)
    • Optimized Regex
    • Pipeline performance in 3-5 ms
    • Must be deployed in Cribl.Cloud (25 points)
    • tee and code commands must not be used
    • Pack must have quality and applicable data samples included (up to 15 points )
    • The Pack delivers a unique problem solution (up to 15 points)
    • Pack must be well documented (up to 10 points)
    • Pack must conform to Packs Publication Standard (up to 10 points)

    The Most Popular Pack is voted by peers in the Community via a Slack poll in the #Packs channel. Voting will be open from Monday, July 11th at 9 a.m. PST through July 29th at 3 p.m. PST. The Pack w/ the most votes wins.

    Highest Impact, will be determined by a panel of Cribl luminaries who are judging for the broadest applicability to all Stream customers according to the following criteria, graded on a scale of 1-100.

    • Pack must solve for a widely deployed infrastructure solution – Palo Alto Networks for example (up to 40 points)
    • Pack must handle all data sources from chosen solution (up to 30 points)
    • The Pack delivers a unique problem solution (up to 15 points)
    • Pack must conform to Packs Publication Standard (up to 15 points)
    • The full Official contest rules are detailed on the Cribl Community page, specifically here.
  1. How do I submit my Pack to the contest?
  2. Take two easy steps:
    1. Complete the Contest Submission form at https://cribl.io/community/packs-registration
    2. Submit your Packs to the Cribl Pack Dispensary for consideration.

    All entries must be submitted by Friday, July 8th at 5 pm PDT.

  1. Can the same Pack win in multiple categories?
  2. We request you submit one distinct Pack per award. The goal is to support the broadest number of contest submissions. In the event a Pack is submitted for more than one category, the Pack will be assigned to one contest category.
  1. Are existing Community submitted Packs eligible?
  2. Yes. Cribl welcomes existing Community Packs provided: 1) The author is otherwise eligible to submit the Pack; and 2) The Pack otherwise satisfies the “Community Pack standards and submission” criteria.
  1. Who can participate in the contest?
  2. Roll your Own Pack contest is open only to legal residents of the United States and the District of Columbia.

    We wanted to include our international community members, but to satisfy the varied legal requirements will take more time. Similarly, additional legal constructs are needed (i.e. external judges) to include partners, resellers and distributors. We can’t wait to include you in the next iteration of the contest. Let us know what you think in the #packs channel in the Cribl Community Slack.

  1. Where can I find the Contest Rules (the legal stuff)?
  2. Official contest rules are detailed on the Cribl Community page, specifically here.
  1. What if there are multiple submissions for a given technology?
  2. If there are multiple submissions for a given log source, the award will recognize the best technical implementation as determined by the judges.