Project Build-A-Thon

Building Practical Skills Through Hands-on Projects

About IBM Project Build-A-Thon

IBM Project Build-A-Thon is a unique tech building program launched by IBM University Relations Team & SmartBridge exclusively for students to provide project-based learning experience in emerging technologies. The program is packed with technical learning, hands-on guided labs, exciting projects, exposure to IBM Cloud & Watson services and access to courseware & skill badges.

As part of the Project Build-a-thon, students will be exposed to company like project development environment with various integration & communication tools via SmartInternz Platform.

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Exciting Benefits

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Free IBM Academic Initiative Student Account (Refer Link)

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Free IBM Cloud Access with Feature Codes

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Access Free Courseware & Download Software

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Earn IBM Skill Badges

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Access to Project Workspace & Mentoring Support

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Guided Labs to Explore IBM Cloud Services

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Build & Deploy Projects on IBM Cloud

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Project Completion Certificate to Level-up Your Profile

How it Works?

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Register with SmartInternz & Enroll for a Project

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Create IBM Academic Initiative Account & Download Software (Click Here )

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Earn IBM Skill Badges by Completing Free Courses ( Click Here) & Earn Skill Badges

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Refer the Guided Labs & Develop the Enrolled Project on SmartInternz

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Submit the Completed Project for Mentor Review

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Get Mentor Feedback on Your Project & Approvals

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Receive Project Completion Certificate (Verifiable E-Certificate)

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Build Your Profile & Get Access to Exciting Internships

Get an IBM Academic Initiative Account (Mandatory)

Every participant of this program must enroll for IBM Academic Initiative Account & Download the necessary Software. Refer to the options below to get IBM Academic Initiative Student Account

Option-1

If you have an institutional email ID (e.g. student@uit.in or students@uit.edu etc) follow the detailed procedure by clicking the button below

Click Here

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If you don’t have an institutional email ID, Click the button below to request a SmartInternz Email ID. Once you receive the SmartInternz email ID, follow the process mentioned in Option-1

Click Here

Choose a Project to Start

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Important Dates

18

Sep

Build-a-Thon Starts

Register early!! Limited participation only.

25

Dec

Build-a-Thon Ends

Last date of project submission for review

Note: Project must be submitted within 30 Days of project enrollment.

Project Submission Guidelines

Frequently Asked Questions ?

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1. What is the Eligibility Criteria to Participate

Current UG / PG students of engineering institutions in India.

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2. Am an BCA / MCA Student. Am I eligible to participate in this program?

Yes. Current MCA / MSc / BCA / B.SC Computer students from India can also apply for this program.

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3. I don’t have much coding knowledge but I am interested to participate. Can I?

Yes. You will be provided with lots of learning resources so that you can learn & complete the project

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4. Can I participate as a Team?

No. This program is for individual eligible students only, team participation is not allowed.

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5. Can I get mentor support to clarify my technical queries?

Yes. You must join the slack / telegram channel to interact or clarify your queries with a mentor.

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6. I don’t have an institutional email ID, Am I eligible to get IBM Academic Initiative Account?

Yes. All eligible students enrolling in this program will get access to IBM Academic Initiative Account. Please Apply here

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7. I have the IBM Academic Initiative Account already. Can I use the same?

Yes. You can use the same account for IBM Cloud Access & Project development

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8. Is it mandatory to complete the IBM Courses & Skill Badges?

Yes. The participant must complete at least one skill badges from from following portal https://cognitiveclass.ai/badges

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9. Can I register for multiple projects?

You can enroll for only one project and you must submit the same within 30 days from date of enrollment.

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10. When will I receive the project completion certificate?

Project completion certificate will be generated on portal as soon as your project is approved by the mentor. You can access the e-certificate from your dashboard.

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