Build conversation intelligence into your speech or video driven applications or workflow with Symbl’s comprehensive suite of APIs and developer tools. Go beyond basic speech recognition, and extract contextual understanding from conversations, video clips, live streaming sessions, conference calls, etc… to create more robust functionality within apps and/or workflows:

  • Speaker Diarization - automatically recognize and separate individual speakers

  • Sentiment Analysis - determine the mood of individual speakers or presenter

  • Action items - automatically create action items as a follow up to important business meetings and documents

  • Topics of Discussion - distill key topics from the conversations or video clip

  • Entity Recognition - real time identification of speaker names, organization, location, dates and more

  • Conversational Analytics - Measure talk-to-listen ratios, sentence level and topic based sentiments, and more

  • And more (see documentation for more possibilities)

What should I Hack?

Build an amazing application or feature to solve everyday business use cases (or a personal one), using Symbl’s conversation intelligence APIs. We welcome projects of all types, including AI-powered apps or devices, or anything you can dream of. Not sure what to build? Check out some of our previous hacks at @TADHacks for inspiration.


Developers and data scientists of all backgrounds and skill levels are encouraged to submit projects. 

Individuals, and teams of individuals, must have reached the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence at the time of entry.

Note: Government officials, corporations, and employees of or Devpost are not eligible to win prizes, but may submit projects. 


What to Submit:

⦿ Provide a URL to your code repository for judging and testing. If your repo is private, it must be shared with before the deadline.

⦿ Include a video (about 3 minutes) that demonstrates your submission. Videos must be uploaded to YouTube, Vimeo, or Facebook Video and made public through a Tweet, LinkdedIn post, or other social media platform. 

Hackathon Sponsors


$10,100 in prizes

1st Prize - iPad Pro (Team Prize); Swag; Minutes

1st Prize is an iPad Pro awarded to the team with the best submission on conversational AI.

1st Prize Hoodie, Hat, T-shirt, stickers for each member

1st Prize 300 free minutes - 3000 free words for the team

2nd Prize - Bose Mini Speakers (Individual Team Member Prize) Swag; Minutes

2nd Prize - Bose Mini Speakers $129 each member of the winning team awarded to each member of a team with the 2nd best submission for teams with no more than three members.

2nd Prize Hoodie, Hat, T-shirt, T-Shirt, stickers for each member

2nd Prize 200 free minutes - 2000 free words for the team

3rd Prize - Amazon Echo Dot 4th Generation (Individual Team Member Prize) Swag; Minutes

3rd Prize: Amazon Echo Dot 4th Generation (Individual Team Member Prize)

3rd prize Hoodie, Hat, T-shirt, stickers for each member

3rd Prize 100 free minutes - 1000 free words for the team

Popular Choice

On February 27th, 2021 participant hackers select their popular choice from among submissions. The most popular popular choice will be awarded $100.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Anthony Claudia

Anthony Claudia
Head of Product, Symbl

Toshish Jawale

Toshish Jawale
CTO, Symbl

Scott Dart

Scott Dart
Solutions Architect - VC/Startups at Amazon

Surbhi Rathore

Judging Criteria

  • Quality of the Idea
    (Includes creativity and originality of the idea.)
  • Implementation of the Idea
    (Includes how well services are leveraged by the developer.)
  • Potential Impact
    (Includes the extent to which the solution can be widely useful.)

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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