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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 on the application form and familiarize yourself with the submission requirements. This will give you a good idea of what you'll need to put together. Remember: you can edit your submission as many times as you like before the deadline.
  3. Optional (but recommended!): Form a team. Thinking about buddying up? Visit the participants page to find and meet teammates. You can see who else is looking for a teammate, check out what’s in their portfolio, and send them a message to connect.

We’re looking forward to seeing all the ways you’ll get your users talking to Watson!

P.S. If your Bluemix trial has expired or you are hitting transaction limits with the AlchemyAPI services, let us know and we can help you out!


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