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For a while now, we’ve been telling you about the first-ever Watson Developer Conference taking place November 9-10, 2016, in San Francisco. But, in case you’ve missed all the hoopla, here’s the scoop. Watson DevCon is the conference to be at this year if you want to build with the latest AI tech, connect with other developers, and learn from the cognitive experts. The conference is your one-stop-shop for tools to take your app to the next level, including access to hands-on education, coding challenges, and a chance to network with people successfully working with Watson technology.

Rather than repeat what others have said, I’ll let these experts tell you why it’s important for you to attend and what you’ll learn. Jeffrey Arn explains how Watson can help you kick start your app.  Michael Ludden discusses the flash talks and what goes along with them, such as “laptops-open” meet-the-expert time after each talk.

Lindsay Malloy helps you make the business case to attend, while Reah Miyara explains why it’s important for you to attend.

Oh, and did you hear about the fun BYOB (bring your own bot) competition, with two chances to showcase your bot and win prizes. Build and submit a bot by November 1 to be judged at the conference.

You can register for the conference for only $249. Follow the hashtag #WatsonDevCon for updates.

We hope to see you there!

More resources

Want to get a jump start on learning about Watson technology? Then here are a few resources to get you started:

  • Building with Watson webinars – Get hands-on with the technology with technical walkthroughs from Watson experts.
  • Application Starter Kits – Get a jump-start with code examples that combine multiple services for common use cases.
  • SDKs – Get familiar with the suite of Watson services, plus tips on how to use them.
  • developerWorks – Get information on all things cognitive.

 

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