Project Build-A-Thon
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Project Build-A-Thon

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About Project Build-A-Thon

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Project Build-A-Thon is a distinct tech building protocol built exclusively for the students by SmartInternz in association with IEEE Tunisia Section and IEEE Sup'Com Student Branch. The program is loaded with technical bootcamps, hands-on labs, exciting projects, exposure to IBM Cloud & Watson Studio, and access to courseware & skill badges

Students can build real-world use cases as projects with the virtual mentor support and they'll get exposed to a tangible work environment in our unique project-based learning platform -smartinternz.

Program Structure

Hands-on learning followed by project building.

Exciting Benefits

It's not just learning !! Lot more exciting benefits.

Access to
E-learning Courseware

IBM Skill Badges

Get started with
IBM Cloud Platform

Access to Project Workspace
on SmartInternz

Tech Mentor &
Industry Leader Connect

Prizes for the
Top 3 Winners

Special Jury Awards for
Top Performers

Participation Certificate for
Valid Project Submission


Jood Al Hassan

Content Specialist - Design Thinking Co-creator , IBM


Mohamed Sherif Abdelaziz

Developer Advocate, IBM


MouaMouad Zeghraoui

Data Science & AI Technical Specialist, IBM



Senior AI Developer, SmartBridge



Developer Advocate , IBM


Important Dates



Last Date of Registration



5 Days Training Program Starts



5 Days Training Program Ends



Project Build-A-Thon Starts



Project Build-A-Thon Ends



Winner Announcement, Certificate Distribution etc.

Program Agenda

5-Days Hands-on Training; Virtual Program via Zoom

Day-1: Introduction to Cognitive Computing & IBM Cloud/Watson Services 28th September 2020

  • Introduction to Cognitive Computing
  • IBM’s Cognitive Point of View – Solving Real-Life Problems
  • Building Cognitive Applications
  • IBM Watson AI Services
  • Introduction to Node-red
  • Working with Node-red


Basic application of Node-red

Day-2: Conversation AI Platforms, Business Bots, Speech Recognition & Analysis 29th September 2020

  • Conversation & Speech Recognition
  • Conversation AI Platforms
  • Introduction to IBM Watson Assistant
  • Dialog Skill and Search Skill
  • Create your first assistant – powered chatbot

  • Introduction to STT & TTS Services
  • Building Custom Speech Recognition Models
  • Getting Started with Text-to-Speech Service
  • Understanding Speech Synthesis Markup Language (SSML)
  • Introduction to Language Translator
  • Introduction to Tone Analyzer

Build a web based chatbot with Voice input & Output

Day-3: Data Insights, Text Analytics, Smart Applications 30th September 2020

  • Introduction to Natural Language Processing
  • Watson Natural Language Understanding
  • Explore Knowledge Catalog & NLU Services
  • Introduction to Watson Discovery
  • Create a Cognitive News Search Application
  • Bring your Own data to Watson Discovery
  • Integrate Watson Discovery with Chatbot

Build a Customer Help Desk powered by Watson Discovery Service

Day-4: Machine Learning, Auto AI and IBM Watson Studio 01st October 2020

  • Introduction to Machine Learning
  • Getting Started with Watson Studio
  • Explore Various services in Watson Studio
  • Explore Watson Machine Learning Service
  • Develop a Machine Learning Model using Auto AI
  • Deploy Machine Learning Model as a Webservice

Build & Deploy Machine Learning Models with Watson Studio

Day-5: Internet of Things (IoT), Cloud App Development 02nd October 2020

  • Internet of Things (IoT), IoT Platforms
  • Introduction to Watson IoT Platform
  • Work with IoT Sensor Simulator
  • Data Streaming and Visualization
  • Data Storage in CloudantDB (NoSQL DB)
  • Introduction to Serverless Applications
  • Explore IBM Cloud Functions
  • Build an IoT Application with Serverless Computing

Build an IoT Application with Serverless Computing

Projects Build-A-Thon

Choose a project based on your area of interest, follow the instructions, refer the resources and build the project.
(Project enrollment will be active on last day of 5 Days training program)

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Eligibility & Pre-requisites

  • Any Tunisian student from Engineering / Sciences / Business Schools / Polytechnics
  • Minimum coding skills are necessary for hands-on sessions
  • Must register for the program before the last date of registration
  • Must have Laptop with Good Internet connectivity as it is a Virtual Hands-on Session
  • Must have basic understanding of Python Programming & DataScience concepts

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is there any entry fee?

Zero. Zip. Zilch. Nada. Nothing. Project Build-A-Thon is completely free.

2. Who can participate in Project Build-A-Thon program?

Any tunisian student, who is interested to learn & explore emerging technologies (IoT, ML, AI and Cloud). Student of engineering, diploma, Sciences, Business schools, Secondary Schools, etc. can participate in this program. Basic coding skills will be advantageous.

3. How does the 5 Days training will be organized?

The training program will be organized online via Zoom every day . You will receive an email with Zoom meeting links a day before Bootcamp.

4. What is project build-a-thon?

The project build-a-thon is a project development activity, where participants will be enrolling in a project listed under various technology categories. SmartInternz platform has a project workspace where the respective project should be developed and submitted for mentor review. A detailed demo of the platform will be provided during the 6 Days training program.

5. Can I enroll for the projects on Day-1 of the program?

No. Project enrollment will be active on last day of 6 Days training program. A detailed orientation session on project build-a-thon will be organized on last day of the training program.

6. What if I don’t work on the project

This program includes both Training and Project development, it is mandatory to build & submit the project to receive the participation certificate.

7. Will there be any guidance provided to complete the projects?

Yes. SmartInternz mentors will be supporting you to build the projects.

8. How Will I Connect With Mentors?

Please join the Telegram Group where you connect with SmartInternz mentors.

9. Can I participate in teams for Project Build-a-thon?

No. Project enrollments are individual; and every participant must build & submit a project.

10. How does the projects will be evaluated?

Valid project submissions will be evaluated based on the working features, coding logic & layout, utilization of IBM services, external API’s, performance of models, richness of UI and project documentation.

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