[vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ width=”1/2″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default”][image_with_animation image_url=”6820″ alignment=”center” animation=”Fade In” box_shadow=”none” max_width=”100%”][/vc_column][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ width=”1/2″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default”][vc_column_text]Explanation

This competition is to show you how easy it is to sign up and begin publishing your own excel models.

To start

The first thing you do is simple – create an excel model which contains your guess in it.   You then mark two cells with named ranges:

  • output_display_name – contains the text we display on the leaderboard
  • output_number_of_jelly_beans – contains your guess

To make it more of a model, you can optionally mark two more cells, which we will populate as part of the calculation

  • input_height – the height in mm of the jar
  • input_radius – the radius in mm of the jar

And then just upload the model using the “upload your entry” button.  This will create a hosted model in impress – and run your model, adding the results to our leaderboard screen and entering you in the competition.

What you just did

By uploading the spreadsheet – you created a web service running on the amazon cloud – that represents that service as a scaleable, runnable function.  With the right key, which you own – anyone can call that service from their own web site or application[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]