Topcoder with IBM Watson: Showing TC Love with New Challenges All February!

January 30, 2018 gsengupta

Love is in the (Community) air! And we mean it, quite literally.

With Valentine’s Day just about a couple of weeks away, we have some news for you. IBM is collaborating with us for a month of ‘Love Challenges’ starting February 5, 2018. Yes, you heard that right.

What are the challenges going to be like?

Wait a bit. We’ll come to that. Let’s tell you what you get to build, first. Essentially, the solutions
you create will make it easier for people to express and experience love – in all forms – bigger and better! That’s something we all would like to have, right?

Now that your interest has piqued enough, here’s a quick lowdown on the challenges you get to compete in. We will run 5 IBM Watson-related challenges from February 5, 2018 to February 26, 2018 .

Challenge #1: Gift Advisor Chatbot
Launch Date: February 5, 2018

Well, what can we say! Gifting can get confusing. You never know whether you’ve made the right choice, or if your partner (or Mom) is going to like what you gift. A Gift Advisor Chatbot can certainly make that task easy, eh!

Challenge #2: Cupido Chatbot
Launch Date: February 12, 2018
Need we even explain this one? We hope you can make Cupid strike for someone, with this one!

Challenge #3: St. Valentine In The City – Data Hunt
Launch Date: February 9, 2018

Ok, this one’s a preparatory challenge. You are required to ‘hunt’ for datasets that reflect holiday trends. The datasets that you create should have fun insights on how user trends change during celebratory phases – in a particular area – as against regular days on a weekly basis. If that sounds a bit vague, it’s going to clearer when you compete!

Challenge #4: St.Valentine In The City – Implementation
Launch Date: February 19, 2018

You will have the ‘open city data’ with you from the preparatory challenge above. And you have to analyse these given trend datasets caused by a holiday. Of course, there will be restrictions and further specifications that you’ll have to take into consideration.

Challenge #5: What’s On, Watson?
Launch Date: February 26, 2018

I can’t help but admire the clever wordplay there! The last challenge in the series of IBM Watson contests, you have to create an app that will suggest special offers and activities, related to some celebration, and user tastes.

You might or might not have a Valentine, but you sure have a lot of love to give and we’re sure you have all the love you need! Put on your thinking caps – a bit of pre-planning never hurts – and stay tuned for more on IBM’s Month of Love Challenges.

Good Luck!

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