TRUEUP STUDENT INNOVATION CHALLENGE
BUILD THE BEST BOT FOR THE ACCOUNTING WORLD
Bots are disrupting the accounting profession fast and it's become an opportunity for humans to automate repetitive, mundane tasks like reading invoices, data entry, or running reports leveraging bot technology and artificial intelligence so that we can put our brains to better use guiding companies toward financial growth.
This is your chance to BRING A BOT TO LIFE.
READY TO BUILD THE BEST BOT?
Each student or team of students get to design, develop, and deploy a real chatbot that supports an accounting function. BRING YOUR BOT TO LIFE!
Name your chatbot, pick a gender (or make it genderless), choose an accounting cycle, and start designing! TrueUp will provide you resources and best practices for designing a chatbot for an accounting function.
Using a user-friendly bot-builder platform provided by TrueUp, implement your bot design. TrueUp will provide resources and step-by-step instructions to guide you as you establish your bot's dialog, responses, and functions.
Once you've developed your bot, you will test it and then deploy to the TrueUp Bot Lot channel for registered professionals to access and interact with. You can include your name (or all team member names) as the author if you're interested in firms reaching out to you.
(give it a brain)
(give it a heart)
(give it legs)
BOTS OF BENEFITS FOR STUDENTS
TRUEUP BOT BADGE
Build a Bot
...to learn one of the latest technologies affecting the accounting profession
Earn a Badge
...to share with firms and recruiters while applying for jobs or simply get recognition
...from real professionals and find out how great your bot is across the bot lot
STUDENTS OWN THEIR CHATBOT AT THE END OF THE COMPETITION
TRUEUP WILL HELP STUDENTS SHARE THEIR BOTS WITH FIRMS VIA THE TRUEUP BOT LOT
STUDENT PARTICIPANT CRITERIA
Students must be located in the U.S. and enrolled in an accredited university
All class levels are welcome
All majors are welcome (accounting, finance, tax, computer science, information systems, data scientists will benefit most)
Students can choose to build a bot on their own or create a team
Students are encouraged to invite professors to mentor and advise them for technical guidance
March 23, 2019
Last day to register for the TrueUp Bot Challenge
April 1, 2019
Students receive complete details, resource links, and access to the bot-builder platform
April 30, 2019
Last day for students to publish their bots
Published bots become available for professionals to interact with and evaluate
Final day to interact with and evaluate bots
May 4, 2019
Professionals Access Bots
May 15, 2019
Bot Access Closes
TRUEUP BOT GAMES, INCLUDED.
Participants get exclusive access to TrueUp's bot games as they become available to further your knowledge about bots applied to the accounting world.
BATTLE THE BOTS
Fight off malicious bots to stop them from corrupting your financial transactions
AUDIT THE BOT
Figure out what's wrong with the accounting bot by troubleshooting problems
SMARTEN THE BOT
Make your bot smarter by feeding it new rules, lines, and bits of knowledge
BEFRIEND THE BOT
Figure out which accounting tasks you can and cannot delegate to the chatbot