Win $10,000 in the IBM Build-A-Bot Challenge: Automation for Good
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IBM is holding a challenge and wants to know how you can use Automation for Good!
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, but 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
How Do You Enter?
Step 1: Click here to sign up for the contest. You will get emails and instructions to access IBM RPA (formerly WDG) free for 30 days.
Step 2: Download the trial and build your solution.
Step 3: Fill out the submission form
Where Do You Get Help?
On our RPA Community. 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. We also hold office hours every Friday at 8 AM EST during the challenge.
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
Our Youtube playlist has many other videos in the Automation Recipe series: automated email processing, bot scheduling, CSV to web, attended automation, and concurrent execution.
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
We are excited to see what you build!
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