Zach Walchuk

Three Watson bots that took the grand prize at DevCon

November 17, 2016 | Events

One of the many ways that developers at the Watson Developer Conference engaged with the latest conversational technology was by voting on entries in our Bot Gallery. Sixteen chat bots were built leading up to the conference and displayed in an online portal for attendees to interact with. Votes were cast in three categories: most ...read more


Easy Slack integration for Watson Conversation

October 28, 2016 | Developers

If you’re an application developer, you’ve already heard about the growing wave of chat bots. One of the great advantages of a chat bot over a web or mobile application is that, if done correctly, it doesn’t require a user to leave the place they are already working. A chat bot can be made available ...read more


The Watson Developer Conference 2016

August 2, 2016 | Events

  Interested in the Watson Developer Conference? Join us November 9-10 at the Innovation Hangar in San Francisco, CA for a full hands-on experience with the latest in Watson technologies. Also meet some of the Watson teams and partners who are building with cognitive, real-time. Register now to receive the early bird rate of $195. ...read more


APIs, mashups and code, oh my!

June 20, 2016 | Developers

There’s an old saying that goes something like this: “One Watson API is helpful, but when you start combining multiple APIs things really get cooking.” While the origins of this statement can only be guessed at, the sentiment still rings true. The APIs available on the Watson Developer Cloud do so many neat things with ...read more


3 characteristics of winning hackathon applications

May 31, 2016 | Developers, Events

If you’ve ever participated in a hackathon, you might be curious about how judges decide what makes a winning project. Earlier this year we held an online hackathon to introduce developers to a few of the IBM Watson APIs that can be used to build conversational applications. We announced the winners in an earlier blog ...read more


The best way to start building with Watson

May 6, 2016 | Developers

Do you have a ‘big idea’ that you need help getting off the ground? That’s exactly what we provide in our technical webinar series, Building with Watson. We bring in experts to walk you through application frameworks, identify appropriate tools, and share some of our tips for building with cognitive APIs. If you can’t attend ...read more


Use cognitive computing for improved social media monitoring

April 26, 2016 | Conversational Services

Social media has become an integral part of the Internet. Every business must now track the flow of public opinions about their products and determine how, or if, they should engage their communities. Even Hollywood is using social media monitoring as a business advantage. But monitoring social media, categorizing it and drawing logical conclusions is ...read more


The Developer Challenge: What will you build?

March 2, 2016 | Developers

There’s a lot you can do with the Watson Developer Cloud APIs. I know many of the uses, but I guarantee you I wouldn’t be able to come close to telling you all the possibilities. To be honest, the best ideas have always come from our community anyway. Startup starters, hackathon hackers, and developing developers ...read more