over 1 year ago

And the winner is...

Our judges have weighed in! Go to the IBM Watson Developer Challenge gallery to congratulate the winners and check out all of the great submissions.

Even though the competition is over, you don't have to stop hacking. Update your portfolio to inform your followers about new projects and get feedback from fellow makers. You can also keep in touch with the Watson team:

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over 1 year ago

The submission deadline is nearing! Is your Bluemix trial close to expiring?

Thanks for your interest in the Watson Developer Challenge for Conversational Applications. Just a reminder, the submission deadline is Friday, April 15th at 11:45pm PST. You will need to have a working application running for our judging period next week, so if your Bluemix trial is close to expiring please email us at wdc-dev@bg.vnet.ibm.com to request a trial extension.

We can't wait to see what you build!

Questions?

We're here to help. If you have any questions about the hackathon, post on the discussion forum or email support@devpost.com and we'll respond as soon as we can.


over 1 year ago

Final call: Submissions close on Friday!

Just a final shout-out that you have three days remaining in the IBM Watson Developer Challenge for conversational apps. Submissions are due April 15 before 11:45pm PDT. Find out what time that is in your city.

We’ll walk you through all the steps of the hackathon submission form in this quick video tutorial.

Questions?

We're here to help. If you have any questions about the hackathon, post on the discussion forum or email support@devpost.com and we'll respond as soon as we can.


over 1 year ago

One week to go – the deadline is almost here!

Whew, it’s the home stretch! There’s only one week left to submit your conversational app to the IBM Watson Developer Challenge. Submissions are due April 15 before 11:45pm PDT. Find out what time that is in your city.

If you’re unsure about how to submit a project on Devpost, no worries! We’ve got a video tutorial on how to use the hackathon submission form.


Questions?

We're here to help. If you have any questions about the hackathon, post on the discussion forum or email support@devpost.com and we'll respond as soon as we can.


over 1 year ago

Two weeks to go – submit early!

There are two weeks left to build a conversational app using the Watson Dialog, Retrieve and Rank, Natural Language Classifier, and Document Conversion APIs.

Submissions are due April 15 before 11:45pm PDT. Find out what time that is in your city.

If you haven't started a submission yet, please do so now. And if you've just recently joined the hackathon, explore the quick-start guide and draw some inspiration from the competition resources.

Never submitted a project on Devpost before? Take a look at our step-by-step video guide on how to use the hackathon submission form.

Submission checklist

Before…

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over 1 year ago

Deploying your Watson app to Bluemix

The submission deadline for the IBM Watson Developer Challenge for Conversational Apps is April 15th, 2016. That’s just over two weeks away! As you prepare to deploy your application, we want to provide you with the resources to do so seamlessly.

Here are two ways to deploy your Watson app to Bluemix:

  1. Via the Cloud Foundry command line interface
  2. Using Git repository integration

Want to see it done live? Check out our walk-through with expert Jake Peyser.

Bluemix trial expired?

We can help! Email us to get an extension of your Bluemix trial for the length of the competition.…

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over 1 year ago

3 weeks to go: start your submission now!

There are three weeks left in the IBM Watson Developer Challenge! Beat the deadline rush by getting your submission ready early. Submissions are due April 15 before 11:45pm PDT. Find out what time that is in your city.

If you haven’t already started a submission, you should do it now. And if you’re just getting started, read the official rules and follow the quick-start guide.

And if you’ve never submitted a project on Devpost before, check out our quick video tutorial on how to use the hackathon submission form


Questions?

We're here to help. If you have…

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over 1 year ago

APIs work better together

The submission deadline for the IBM Watson Developer Challenge for Conversational Applications is April 15, 2016. As you continue to build your app, don’t forget about the myriad APIs available for you to supplement your app and enhance its capabilities. Here are some optional APIs you can add to your conversational app to take it to the next level:

  1. Speech to Text/Text to Speech: Ditch the keyboard and let your app talk with its users. Perfect for automated phone systems, universally accessible apps, and robots.
  2. Personality Insights/Tone Analyzer: Tailor your message to your audience.…

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over 1 year ago

Training & prepping your conversational system

The submission deadline for the IBM Watson Developer Challenge for Conversational Apps is April 15, 2016. As you build your app, you’ll likely get to the point where training is required for your system. To help you out, we’ve put together these tips on training & preparing the Dialog, Retrieve and Rank, Document Conversion, and Natural Language Classifier APIs:

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over 1 year ago

Getting started building a conversational interface

The submission deadline for the IBM Watson Developer Challenge for Conversational Apps is April 15, 2016. As you get started working on your app, you may want to check out these tips for developing with & making the most of the Watson Developer Cloud APIs.

Here’s how the WDC developer evangelists recommend getting started:

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over 1 year ago

Developer-Led Conversational Application Webinar Series

Did you know there is a series of webinars that cover various topics surrounding building a conversational application? From an overview of the four Q&A services (Retrieve and Rank, Document Conversion, Natural Language Classifier and Dialog), to a deep dive into useful API combinations, the Building with Watson webinars compile knowledge from Watson developers that will help you win this challenge.

The next webinar in the series is taking place this Wednesday, March 9 and will cover tips and tricks for getting your application deployed on the Bluemix platform. Register for the session.

If you're just getting started building your…

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over 1 year ago

Quick-start guide

Thanks for joining the IBM Watson Developer Challenge for conversational apps! You're officially registered now, and we’ll be sending you regular updates throughout the competition.

Here’s how to get started building your interactive app with the Watson Developer Cloud APIs. Submissions are due April 15, 2016, at 11:45pm pm PDT.

  1. Plan your attack. Visit the resources page for instructions on how to sign up for your instance of Bluemix, plus an overview of the Watson Q&A service APIs, technical webinar links, and loads of other helpful tools.
  2. Get a head start on your submission. Fill out the basic fields…

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