9 months ago

And the winner is...

The judges have weighed in, and our community has voted! Go to the Power Up Automation gallery to congratulate the winners and check out all of the awesome submissions.

Even though the competition is over, you don't have to stop coding. Update your portfolio to inform your followers about new projects and get feedback from fellow hackers.

Questions?

If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum.


12 months ago

[PUA][Virtual] Final day to submit! Submissions deadline is 5PM EST!

Hello Power Up Hackers! 

We finally made it - the last day of hacking before submission deadline! What was your favorite part about this hackathon? What drove you to your ideas in the first place?

To get through the final hours, here is some inspiration from last year's winners as you make final adjustments! We can't wait to go through all of your submissions and see what is next of pushing automation limits. In the meantime, please make sure you check thoroughly all of the submission requirements on the Rules Tab on Devpost. We also will only accept submissions that…

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12 months ago

1 day left! What are you creating?

Hello Power Up Hackers! 

We have just 1 day left to race to the finish line! Have you completed every part of your hack yet? Our judges are getting really excited to see all of your hacks very soon!

To make sure you all are all set, make sure you have done everything on the checklist below: 

  1. Read through the Rules Page on Devpost and scroll down to Section 4.  
  2. Make sure that you are registered on Devpost, downloaded Community Edition, and have signed up for an account on Connect
  3. Submit your project on Connect! By using the tags [PUA][Virtual] at the…

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12 months ago

[PUA][Virtual] 50 hours left to submit!

Hello Power Up Hackers!

We have just 50 hours left to submit your final hacks to our Power Up Automation Hackathon! What step are you at? Recording the final hack?

Just as a reminder, please make sure to look over the Rules and Submissions tab one more time before submitting. You must submit your project onto Connect with the tags [PUA][Virtual] AND on Devpost as well. We also encourage you to start with the uploading process onto Go! Marketplace, but this is not required to start before July 22nd. We want to make sure you maximize the time to finalizing…

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12 months ago

Last weekend to submit: Submissions close July 22!

 Hello Power Up Hackers!

There are only a few days left to finish up your project and submit it to the Power Up Automation Hackathon. Submissions are July 22 before 5pm ET. (Find out what time that is in your city)

As you finish up on your project, use this weekend to run through the requirements to make sure your submission meets them:

Submission checklist

  • Have you built functioning component that fits into one of these categories: Enterprise, RPA for Fun, Automate for a Cause, Other or Snippets for Citizen Developers?
  • Have you created a submission video? Does…

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12 months ago

[PUA][Virtual] Updates to our Terms & Conditions

Hello Power Up Hackers!

We are just 5 days away from our final deadline of the Power Up Hackathon on Monday July 22nd at 5PM EST! How far along are you in your hack, hope you are wrapping up!

We wanted to make an announcment of two adjustments to our Terms and Conditions. In this hackathon, we introduced our new UiPath Community Platform, Connect!, and we want to ensure the clarity surrounding submissions for the hackathon. Please take a look at the Rules page on Devpost, as we have modified Sections 4 Submissions, and Section 4Da.

Under…

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12 months ago

[PUA][Virtual] Finalizing your submissions!

Hello Power Up Hackers! 

We are wrapping up the [PUA][Virtual] hackathon within the next week! How far are you coming along to finalize your hacks? With suggestions and feedback coming back along the way, we want to make sure you are all prepared for the final submission process. 

If you are all ready to go with submitting for the hacks please make sure you have followed the instructions below: 

  1. Read through the Rules Page on Devpost and scroll down to Section 4.  
  2. Make sure that you are registered on Devpost, downloaded Community Edition, and have signed up for an account on Connect
  3. Submit your…

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12 months ago

[PUA][Virtual] Announcing our final judges!

Hello Power Up Hackers!  

We only have 9 days left of the hackathon! Have you submitted your project for feedback on Connect yet? Don’t forget that you have until Monday July 15th to get some suggestions before you complete your final submission! 

We have also solidified our judging panel for [PUA][Virtual] and we couldn’t be more excited with the line-up! With a broad range of backgrounds and roles – take a look below at whom will be judging your hacks and taking you to the next level: 

  1. Naresh Venkat – Head of ML/AI Partnerships, Google Cloud 
  2. Guy Kirkwood – Chief Evangelist, UiPath 
  3. Palak Kadakia

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12 months ago

Hackathon Winner to UiPath Employee

Did you know that participating in hackathons may result in job offers? We reached out to 2018 Power Up Automation winner, Russel Alfeche, to learn about his hackathon experience that led him to a job offer from UiPath. 

What inspired you to develop your application, Classie-TicketClassifier?

Coming from a shared services organization, this is an idea that came up having experienced firsthand how teams are struggling to streamline service management processes, specifically incident ticket triaging. 

Every large organization already has a responsibility matrix detailing which team handles what, reinforced by the historical data from their ticketing system. Why not…

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12 months ago

[PUA][Virtual] Get some feedback before you submit!

Hello Power Up Hackers! 

Thank you to everyone that participated in the Live Slack Chat today! We are now reaching the final stretch of the hackathon, and we hope that you are all ramping up to complete your submissions!  

We have been receiving a lot of projects on Connect that have been missing tags. As a reminder, please ensure that you type out [PUA][Virtual] to just submit, and [PUA][Virtual][Suggestions] if you would like some extra tips before your final submission. You still have a few days left to get suggestions on your project, so look below of how to best get feedback. Next week, we will…

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12 months ago

Two weeks to go—submit early!

There are two weeks left to create your innovative software!

Submissions are due July 22 before 5pm ET. (Find out what time that is in your city)

If you haven't started a submission yet, please do so now. (We’ll walk you through our submission form process if you need help.)  And if you've just recently joined the hackathon, explore the competition resources to help you get started on your project.

Submission checklist

Run through this list before you sit back from your project:

  • Have you built functioning component that fits into one of these categories: Enterprise, RPA…

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12 months ago

LIVE Slack Chat Round 2! 7/11 at 2:30-3:30PM IST & 12:00-1:00PM EST!

Hey Power Up Hackers! 

 

We have 2 weeks left of our Power Up Automation Hackathon and with over 759 of you, we have been seeing extremely exciting automation submission come in! To go through this final push, we are hosting another Live Slack Chat this Thursday 7/11 where our UiPath developers answer all of your questions. Make sure to join our Slack Channel #virtualhackathon, and we will be hosting two sessions - one at 2:30-3:30PM IST, and another session at 12:00-1:00PM EST. Make sure to tune in for the time zone that suits you best and bring…

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about 1 year ago

Three Weeks Left + Video Making Tips

Reminder - there are just three weeks left in UiPath’s Power Up Automation Hackathon! Submissions are due July 22 before 5pm ET. (Find out what time that is in your city.)

Don’t forget: your submission must include a video showing your component. Too often, participants leave this video to the last minute without realizing that it’s an important way to showcase your work for the judges. Here are some video-making tips to help you make a great submission video:

Remember the required submission video tells the story behind your component, and should include footage that clearly explains…

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about 1 year ago

Automations are coming in! Where are you at with your hack?

Hello Power Up Automation Hackers!

 

We have a little less than 3 weeks left of our Power Up Automation Hackathon and with over 628 of you, we couldn't be more excited to see what automation ideas are coming in! Last week we hosted a Live Slack Chat where our UiPath developers answered your pressing questions. Now that everyone is in motion of hacking, what do you think about receiving some suggestions from our UiPath RPA team?

 

We want to make sure you get the best support we can offer. Because of this, we have created a special process

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about 1 year ago

Bonus Tech Tip: Creating a Custom Activity

There are just four weeks left in UiPath’s Power Up Automation Hackathon! Avoid feeling rushed by getting your submission ready early. Submissions are due July 22 before 5pm ET. (Find out what time that is in your city.)

Creating a Custom Activity

An activity is the building block of a process automation. UiPath Studio comes with various built-in Core Activities, as well as dedicated activities (PDF, mail, Excel) you can install through the Package Manager.  You can read The UiPath Activities Guide for more details and examples, as well as how to Manage Activities Packages.

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about 1 year ago

Did you know?! Fun Hack Fact Friday

Did you know UiPath has a variety of resources including UiPath Academy?

Not only can you learn via this open online platform, but there are also biweekly 1-hour Q&A webinars held by the UiPath team to answer any questions/issues encountered during training. Enroll in the free, week-long UiPath Academy for a fast and tailored online learning experience.

Keep up the good work - we can’t wait to see what you build!

Questions?

If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum.


about 1 year ago

LIVE SLACK CHAT this Thursday 6/20 at 12PM EET!

Hello Power Up Automation Hackers!

We have 5 weeks left of our Power Up Automation hackathon and over 542 of you, and the submissions are slowly starting to come in! We want to support your journey through this process and answer any questions or problems you have encountered along the way. Because of this, we want to help all of you out with all of your questions with our LIVE SLACK CHAT next week!

2 of our top RPA Devs at UiPath will be at your disposal for 1 hour this Thursday 6/20 from 12:00PM-1:00PM EET. Bring all of your…

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about 1 year ago

Join our Live Slack Chat at 12:00PM EET on Thursday 6/20!

Hello Power Up Automation Hackers!

 

How are the hacks coming along? Now that we are 5 weeks into the hackathon - we imagine some of you have some pretty interesting questions or some problems that have come up along the way! We have decided we want to help all of you out with all of your questions by having a LIVE SLACK CHAT next week!

 

2 of our top RPA Devs at UiPath will be at your disposal for 1 hour on Thursday 6/20 from 12:00PM-1:00PM EET. Bring all of your questions of how or even ideas that…

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about 1 year ago

Power Up Automation - We're extending until July 22nd!

Hello Power Up Automation Hackers!

 

Due to high demand amongst our community, we are ecstatic to announce that we are extending our hackathon submission dates! The UiPath Community believes in championing its members to be able to have the resources and accessibility to be able to complete solutions and because of this, we will be extending our hackathon until Monday July 22nd!

 

What does this mean for you?

  1. Keep hacking! Now you have more time to complete your solution and really fine tune the tweaks.
  2. Find a team if you haven’t already! Make sure you are on…

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about 1 year ago

Power Up Automation... Around the World

Hello Power Up Automation Hackers!

 

How are your hacks coming along? We are up to 419 participants for our hackathon! Happy to see each and every one of you participating, which got us thinking - where are all of you from? Taking a look amongst the participants and we have spanned over 45 countries and 6 continents! Curious to find out what other countries people are automating from? Make sure to join our Slack Channel to find out where the rest of your hackers are in the #virtualhackathon channel!

 

https://uipathcommunity.slack.com/messages/CJ66QRU94

 

If you have any other questions, please…

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about 1 year ago

Power Up Automation - Our hackathon is taking off!

Hello Power Up Automation Hackers! 

 

We are 3 weeks into the hackathon and couldn’t be more excited to see what projects and hacks have come together! As we still have 6 weeks left before the final submissions, we wanted to keep you all engaged for the rest of the hackathon together as a community. 

In order to do this, we have a few requests:

  1. Please join our Slack Channel here for the most active responses, day-to-day updates, and where you can message our UiPath Community Managers at the link below:
    https://uipathcommunity.slack.com/messages/CJ66QRU94
  2. Once you’ve joined, make sure to add the…

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about 1 year ago

UiPath Power Up Automation - Live Slack Chat at 2:30pm India Time Thursday May 23rd

Hello Hackers,

We are now 2 weeks into the Uipath Power Up Automation Hackathon and we already have over 260 participants.

We have scheduled a live Slack Chat for 2:30pm India time Thursday May 23rd. This session will be attended by UiPath developers who will answer any of your questions about the hackathon, our technology, your projects, or anything you like. You can join here: https://uipathcommunity.slack.com/messages/CJ66QRU94 

Thank You.

 

 

UiPath Hackathon Team

hackathons@uipath.com 


about 1 year ago

Getting Started with UiPath Studio

It's time to get started build your bots!

Here are the essential tools needed for you to start building your automation solutions using UiPath. 

  • UiPath Studio :  Community Edition ( free, fully featured and extensible) . You will need it in order to create and test snippets, connectors, automation frameworks, dashboards and custom activities.
  • Microsoft Visual Studio with the .NET desktop development workload installed and NuGet Package Explorer for developing custom activities. Check  here the full tutorial.  This is mandatory only for developing custom activities in C#.
  • UiPath Academy - check out the online, free of charge RPA…

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