AI at Work Challenge: Explore the winning templates
We asked makers to build and submit templates showcasing their best examples of Coda AI in the workplace, and the results are in.
Product Marketing Manager for AI at Coda
How can AI help with my work?From June 13 to July 17, over 1,000 others investigated this question in our AI at Work Challenge, creating more than 150 templates that fit within one of the following categories: research & analysis, product development, marketing & selling, business operations, and personal productivity.
While each submission was thoughtful, creative, and impressive, we're thrilled to announce the winners today.
Shaping the vision of Coda AI: your work assistantWhen generative AI took off at the end of last year, like many others, we were intrigued and then excited by what it could do—like brainstorming or helping accomplish personal goals. We then started thinking about what AI could mean for work productivity and how an integration in Coda could play a large role.
- Ben Relles: Founder at Good to Vote, former Head of Innovation at YouTube Originals.
- Casey Winters: Former Chief Product Officer at Eventbrite and Partner at Reforge.
- Reid Hoffman: Partner at Greylock, Co-founder and Board Member at Inflection AI, and former Executive Chairman and Co-Founder at Linkedin.
- Shreyas Doshi: Former Product Leader at Stripe, Twitter, Google, and Yahoo.
- Tamar Yehoshua: Venture Partner at IVP and former Chief Product Officer at Slack.
- Sarah Guo: Founder at Conviction, and Board Partner at Greylock.
- Mamoon Hamid: Partner at Kleiner Perkins, and former Co-Founder and General Partner at Social Capital.
AI-generated ratings and sentiment tags.
AI-generated suggestions based on feedback.
Using Coda AI to digest Microsoft's 10-K.
Creating a prompt to use in Midjourney.
An applicant tracker, with AI-generated scoring.
Choosing an exercise type and available equipment.
Reviewing the workout plan generated.
- Potential impact: How big an impact would this template make on your daily work? Would you use this template regularly? Would you recommend this template to a friend?
- Creativity: How well does the template align with the theme of saving time and allowing you to do more at work? Does it offer a unique and creative solution to enhancing work productivity?
- Template Design: How polished is the template’s design? How pleasant is the user experience? How easy is it for a new Coda user to get started with this template?
- Caliber of Demonstration: How effectively do you demonstrate the problem you are trying to solve? How well do you demonstrate how the solution addresses the problem? Bonus points if you can demonstrate how this has already impacted you or your team.
Andy Farnsworth's AI Process Manager & Knowledge BaseAndy created an AI-enabled process and knowledge management tool based on two observations:
- When creating a new system, it can be hard to start thinking in terms of process.
- There's always a risk that knowledge will go stale or that you and others will have to spend time updating their processes to keep knowledge relevant. You should be spending some time thinking about and working with your processes from a second-order perspective—but not all of your time.
- Where do I start with a piece of work?
- What task is next?
- How do I do it?
- How do I improve in my role?
Bill French's PromptologyAs an early adopter of AI, Bill observed that writing successful prompts can be difficult for two reasons:
- Prompt construction: Most of us “wing" it when building prompts.
- Prompt repeatability: Most of us are inclined to build AI prompts from scratch every time.
Mahmoud’s LingAI: The All-In-One Writer's Productivity ToolkitAs a seasoned writer, Mahmoud wanted to use AI to help with content generation but found the output lacking a personal voice and creativity. As he describes:
LingAI is the ultimate tool for writers, designed to make them more productive and creative. It takes inspiration from the very best human writers and infuses it with the power of Coda AI to produce high-quality content that's unique and engaging. With LingAI, writers can forget about generic and lackluster content and focus on what really matters—their creative process.
Nathan Challan's Time to CodaNathan’s creation began with a question: "Where did my time go?" His answer: a tool that conveniently monitors your day's activities and, using Coda AI, tells you critical information like what tasks you should do more or less of and what to delegate or outsource. You can also use his template to journal and reflect, keeping your calendar and energy levels in check.
Writing assistants can make content. Work assistants make progress.