The IBM Developer Drone Giveaway is back and we are giving away another 1500 DJI Tello Drones. Last year developers signed up for a chance to win a drone, not just because they are cool, but because IBM Developer provided code patterns and tutorials that helped developers get coding their drone quickly and easily. The code patterns and tutorials leveraged code to connect the drone to IBM Watson Visual Recognition and AI capabilities so that it could identify objects and send back information for further analysis. Which is just the start to visual recognition apps that you may want to write for helping people in time of need or other events where aerial visual recognition might be needed.

We look forward to seeing what you will do with IBM Cloud, Watson Services on IBM Cloud and your drone. On this page we have several links to code patterns and tutorials to get you started. Best of luck and happy coding.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • No, you do not have to purchase anything to be eligible to have a chance to win a Tello drone. Just simply click the enter contest button, complete a simple entry form and you are successfully entered. Good luck!

  • No, you do not have to complete all the challenges, but you must complete the contest entry form. The other challenges are there for you to learn how you can program the Tello drone to do all sorts of cool things while learning about the services that are available on the IBM Cloud Platform.

  • Yes, but only a few. You must be at least 18 years of age to be eligible to win. And unfortunately, drones can not be given away in all areas, so we have had to limit the contest to residents of the US, Canada (excluding Quebec), UK, and Spain.

  • You will receive a DJI Tello Drone, an IBM Developer t-shirt, and an IBM Developer sticker. Once you win, you will be contacted by one of our representatives via email to confirm your shipping address and your drone will be on its way.