We had such an amazing first class of Clarifai Champions, we just had to do it again. Our Clarifai Champions program teaches all the skills required to become a great technical evangelist – apply now for your chance to join the fall class of 2016!

At Clarifai, not only do we want to help developers build cool apps using artificial intelligence and visual recognition, but we also want to give back to the developer community. We launched the first class of the Clarifai Champions program earlier this year to inspire, teach, and equip developers to achieve every goal they have. It was so much fun, we had to do it again – that being said, we’re super excited to announce that applications for the fall 2016 Clarifai Champions class are now open!

The Clarifai Champions program is designed to help you support your software developer community with Clarifai technologies.  As you learn about developer outreach and the tech community, we will help you:

  • Organize your first hackathon
  • Apply to speak at conferences
  • Build your technical speaking chops
  • Put together technical writing projects
  • Find and create open source projects to which you can contribute
  • Hack with Clarifai’s API on some cool projects
  • And moooore

If you’re interested in being a developer evangelist, becoming more active in the developer community, building your API skills, getting mentorship, or just wanting to improve your technical communication skills, this program is for you!

Cost:

Clarifai Champions is a FREE program. Anyone can apply and attend – you do NOT need to be a Clarifai customer!

What it was like last time:

Awesome.  Check out this blog post and this fun page to see more details.

What you’ll get:

  • A full-bodied project-based online course with delightful hints of citrus, cinnamon, cocoa, and all the tips and skills you need to become a successful developer evangelist
  • Regular available office hours with Clarifai dev evangelists
  • Some legit Clarifai swag
  • The top evangelists from the program will be flown out to our NYC headquarters for a day on Clarifai!  More details will be given during the program.

Curriculum:

We’re going to cover all sorts of things from Technical Demos, Public Speaking, Technical Writing, Events and Mentorship, and, of course, HACKATHONS. <3

Schedule:

  • Applications open August 2, 2016
  • Applications close August 26, 2016
  • Acceptances sent out August 29, 2016
  • Program starts and ends September 2, 2016 – November 18, 2016

Application:

To keep the program valuable to participants, we’re limiting the number of Champions. Check out the application here!

We’re looking for devs who have:

  • A demonstrated interest in software development, technical documentation, public speaking, and/or developer events
  • Side projects
  • Active participation in the tech community
  • A passion for empowering others
  • Excitement for developer-centric products (like Clarifai’s API!)