Calling all RPA developers to put their bot-building skills to work for cash prizes
SAN JOSE, CA. – May 7, 2020 — Automation Anywhere, a global leader in Robotic Process Automation (RPA), today announced the launch of the COVID-19 Botathon, inviting RPA developers across the globe to create innovative solutions and help find new ways to defend against the spread of COVID-19 and mitigate its impact on businesses and the economy.
RPA can help ease disruption by enabling organizations to stay connected across teams and systems, and software bots can play an integral role by automating end-to-end business processes in critical areas that have been impacted the most by the pandemic.
The Botathon is an addition to several solutions and use cases recently introduced by Automation Anywhere. It will showcase to the world how intelligent automation innovations can help organizations navigate the challenges caused by COVID-19. Participants are invited to submit RPA solutions for business continuity and to help communities and citizens cope with the impact of the coronavirus. All entries will be judged by a panel of industry experts based on a standard set of criteria, including impact, comprehensiveness, and the creativity of the solution. The Botathon will run until June 3, 2020 and is open to experienced RPA developers worldwide.
Submissions are being accepted from the following five categories:
“By mobilizing the global RPA community, we can help address some of the most pressing challenges facing us today,” said Prince Kohli, CTO of Automation Anywhere. “We look forward to developers around the world to come together as a community, brainstorm, and create innovative solutions that aid those affected by COVID-19.”
 For complete terms and conditions, refer to the COVID-19 Botathon landing page.
More than $10,000 awarded to winning submissions
A panel of judges, comprised of automation process and technology experts, will evaluate all entries and identify the top solutions to be awarded $5,000 USD, $3,000 USD, and $2,000 USD respectively. An additional $500 USD will be granted to the five most promising solutions submitted from all entries. All winners will be announced June 11, 2020 at the company’s Imagine Digital virtual RPA and AI experience.
Automation Anywhere will also provide technical and marketing support to the top entries and encourage developers to publish their solutions to Bot Store, the world's first and largest marketplace with more than 850 pre-built, intelligent automation solutions, to allow organizations worldwide to benefit from them.
For each of the first 100 eligible submissions, Automation Anywhere will make a $25 USD donation to the World Health Organization (WHO) COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund to aid the global effort in supporting countries to prevent, detect, and respond to the pandemic.
Further details such as entry and technical requirements, as well as timelines, can be found on the dedicated landing page and more information for interested participants can be requested at [email protected]
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About Automation Anywhere
Automation Anywhere is a global leader in Robotic Process Automation (RPA), empowering customers to automate end-to-end business processes with software bots – digital workers that perform repetitive and manual tasks, resulting in dramatic productivity gains, optimized customer experience and more engaged employees. The company offers the world’s only web-based and cloud-native intelligent automation platform combining RPA, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and analytics right out of the box, to help organizations rapidly start and scale their process automation journey. Its Bot Store is the world's first and largest marketplace with more than 850 pre-built, intelligent automation solutions. With offices in more than 40 countries and a global network of 1,500 partners, Automation Anywhere has deployed over 1.8 million bots to support some of the world’s largest enterprises across all industries. For additional information, visit www.automationanywhere.com.
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