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Win $10,000 in the IBM Build-A-Bot Challenge

By DAVID Jenness posted Mon June 07, 2021 03:56 PM


Thank you for accepting the IBM Build-A-Bot Challenge!                                                      Join the Community to ask questions and learn about RPA

The Details

The IBM Build-A-Bot Challenge is open from June 15 to July 15, 2021 at Midnight ET. There are two prizes of $10,000 each, one for the Best IBM Robotic Process Automation Solution that Improves Your Workplace and the other for the Best IBM Robotic Process Automation Solution that Solves a Social Challenge. You can enter one submission in each category. You can work alone or in teams of up to five people.

The Contest is open to individuals who reside in the United States, Canada (excluding Quebec), United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain and India (sorry, IBMers and their families and employees from government-owned entities are not eligible). 

Once you've built a bot for one of the categories, you’ll be provided with a link to submit your contest entry. You will provide your contact details, plus those of your team (up to 5 total) if you are collaborating. You will enter a Problem Description (750 words max), a Solution Description (750 words max) and a YouTube link of a video that shows your bot in action (no longer than 4 minutes please). You will also give IBM permission to access your code from the Free Trial Server, so we can see how you did it.

All submissions must be in by midnight ET on July 15, 2021

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How Do You Enter?

Click here to sign up and receive a link to access the IBM RPA 30 Day Free Trial.

Where Do You Get Help?

Right here! Sign in with your IBM ID used in the contest and click join on Robotic Process Automation.  The IBM Automation Community stands ready to support your efforts.  First up, is a series of helpful Video Tutorials.

IBM RPA Video Series - Automation Recipes

When you're ready to learn how to use IBM Robotic Process Automation, spend a little time with the Automation Recipe series. The IBM RPA Team has put together a step-by-step series that's as easy as following a recipe in the kitchen.

First is a four-part series on building and deploying bots with IBM Robotic Process Automation. Automation Recipe Part 1 - My First Bot - Antonio Garcia de Campos Junior
Automation Recipe Part 2 - Deploying My First Part - Vinicius Maidana
Automation Recipe Part 3 - Run Bots With HTTP Requests - Vinicius Maidana
Automation Recipe Part 4 - Chat with My Bot - Bruna Cortes
Automation Recipe - Automated E-Mail Processing - Ryan Sparks
Automation Recipe - Bot Scheduling - Nigel Crowther
Automation Recipe CSV To Web - Jenny Khuc
Automation Recipe - Attended Automation - Jukka Juselius
Automation Recipe Concurrent Execution - Jukka Juselius

Some Excellent Reading - Recent Blogs on IBM RPA

Daniel Thompson: Start With IBM RPA Where Have You Been All My Life?

Jukka Juselius: BAW Toolkit for IBM RPA

Nigel Crowther: RPA –Automating with fewer IT Resources

Nigel Crowther: Securing the RPA API

Some Other Videos

An Introduction by the CEO of WDG Automation (Now IBM RPA) with demo

Troy Desbarres of MagicLamp Software spent the Holiday Break learning IBM RPA.  See what he built.