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IBM Build-A-Bot Challenge 2.0 Starts December 15! Now Worldwide with More Prizes, More Categories, and More Time.

By DAVID Jenness posted Mon December 13, 2021 10:26 AM


Think Outside The Bot!

IBM Build-A-Bot Challenge is back, bigger and better, with new challenges and more ways to win prizes and swag. The first Challenge, launched in June, brought out the innovation in our Community; more than 200 individuals downloaded the IBM Robotic Process Automation 30-day free trial and went to work. Many contestants said they learned how to use IBM RPA in a matter of hours and most of the submissions were created over a period of days.

It was so exciting to see individuals and teams creating with IBM RPA that we wanted to launch another contest as soon as possible. The new contest builds on what we learned in the first one, and incorporates improvements recommended by contestants. For example, the new Challenge is open to IBM clients, individuals, students, and Business Partners worldwide, and there are more ways to win prizes, and contestants have more time to be creative (sorry but contest rules prohibit IBMers and Government-owned entities from participating).

Roll the drums….

Build-A-Bot 2.0 Launches December 15, 2021 With Three Challenges To Get You Going

Visit this site to sign up, so you’re ready to go on the December 15 when the Challenge is officially launched.  You'll find Contest Rules and lots of resources to get started using IBM RPA, including video tutorials and start-up guides. Join the RPA Topic Group in the IBM Automation Communities to meet other RPA enthusiasts and stay current on IBM RPA. The first 50 contestants that Register AND sign up to the RPA Topic Group will win a free T shirt.

The new Build-A-Bot Challenge presents three challenges, which gives you a broad range to conceive your solution:

  • IBM RPA Solution for Social Good - Automate a solution to help the world!
  • IBM RPA Solution to Solve a Client Need - Great for Business Partners who want to Impress Their Customers
  • IBM RPA Solution to Improve a Workplace Problem - There's no Shortage of Opportunities!
Pick one and get started visualizing how to use RPA to orchestrate a solution. And remember to "Think Outside The Bot" - solutions that incorporate AI, Decisions, Capture, and Workflow will receive extra consideration.  Here's an idea: join us at the Build-A-Bot Challenge kick-off webcast December 15 at 9 AM ET.

More Cash Prizes Available In More Categories

How much can you win?  This time around, we divided the Prize Pool up more creatively, to make sure that more individuals and teams can benefit.  The $20,000 in prize money will be awarded in the following categories, regardless of which Challenge you pick: 

  • Grand Prize Winner $10,000
  • Second Place Winner $5,000
  • Third Place Winner $2,000
  • Best Use of Technology $1,000
  • Most Innovative Project $1,000
  • Best Team Spirit (Be creative!) $1,000

IBM Robotic Process Automation has proven itself with its low code methodology, built-in chatbot, and lots of capabilities that enable you to build fine-grained solutions and orchestrate the full range of automation capabilities to solve problems. As inspiration, check out the two winners from the first Build A Bot Challenge – Hear from Wei Lai, the Social Challenge winner, who built his winning bot in a weekend: Hear from the team at Cedrus Digital, who took a team approach to win the Workplace Challenge:

Sign up today by registering here and you'll receive instructions on how to download IBM RPA and get started. Good luck and may the best Bot Win!