Lauren McManamon

6 minute read

Whether they attended in America, the Netherlands, or Australia, many newcomers walked away from Knowledge ‘22 impressed by the CreatorCon “belle of the ball:” App Engine Studio (AES). This new excitement was in large part due to all of YOU, the ServiceNow developer community, and how you opened up about all of the awesome things you have been building and doing faster than ever. (And AES isn’t even a year old yet!) Check out the video below featuring some of your exciting stories…

But these interviews represent only the tip of the iceberg of what’s being created on the ServiceNow platform. And that brings us to the topic at hand: the #BuildWithAES Challenge! We’re opening up this challenge to better understand how our developer community is using AES, what use cases its being used for, and which pieces of it are most valuable. Simply try AES yourself if you haven’t already, share your AES knowledge, and show how you built your app with AES. You’ll inspire your peers to start developing apps fast in one environment using App Engine Studio.

Don’t you worry - here at ServiceNow we’re all about a healthy amount of quid pro quo for a job well-done We’ve never seen corporate swag fly off the shelves as fast as our ‘22 CreatorCon shirts, so we thought that reviving this design one more time (sans the CreatorCon logo) would be a perfect prize for this contest.

How Do I Snag My Free Shirt ?

All you need to do is complete the following before September 4th at 11:00 p.m. PST (Pacific Time), and you’ll get this year’s ServiceNow Developer t-shirt!

EDIT: Due to the overwhelming amount of submissions, we’re going to extend the challenge two more weeks~! The Challenge will now officially conclude September 19th at 11 p.m. PST.

  1. Build the Content: Make a short video (1 to 2 minutes) or write a short post (300 words or more). The content should be centered around how you built a cool or impactful application with AES and your experience doing so.
  2. Share to Submit: Post your video or written post in the comments of this ServiceNow Community Blog Post AND share it on social media with #BuildWithAES in your post. Make sure to add your social media post link/url in your ServiceNow Community forum post.
  3. Be Patient: Ta-da! You’ve officially entered and will be contacted by our team to finalize information for the delivery of your shirt. See the FAQ below for delivery time estimates.

Never Used AES Before? No Problem!

I’ve put out some brand new, AES-centered content just for the occasion!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Where do I enter the challenge?

Applications are in the form of responses to this post on the ServiceNow Community Blog. The application must include a written post (300+ words) about AES directly in the comments or links to your content (in the form of a 1-2 minute video or 300+ word post) as well as link(s) to where this content was also shared on social media with the hashtag #BuildWithAES.

When will I receive my t-shirt?

Once you complete the challenge, you’ll receive an email from ServiceNow (subject line: #BuildWithAES t-shirt redemption) with a link to our ServiceNow Developer Swag Store and a code that will allow you to provide your shipping info and redeem your t-shirt! Your t-shirt will then ship to your provided address. In the U.S., you can expect to receive your t-shirt before mid-October 2022. For shipping outside the United States, expect a delivery date before mid-November 2022.

Do I need to fill out a submission form?

Nope! Simply respond to this ServiceNow Community Blog post with your content and follow the rules laid out above - it’s that easy!

When does the challenge end?

You can contribute your AES app or knowledge anytime. However, in order to receive the 2022 ServiceNow Developer t-shirt, you have until 11:00 p.m. PST (Pacific Time) on September 19, 2022 to enter this specific #BuildWithAES Challenge.

Who is eligible to enter the challenge?

Anyone 18 years or older is welcome to participate! Whether you’re totally new to AES, or you’ve built hundreds of apps using App Engine Studio, your peers want to hear from you! According to our legal guy, government employees are welcome to submit, but are not allowed to get the t-shirt. (Terms and Conditions apply.)

What if I am new to AES?

You’re in good company! Everyone just started out at some point, and now’s a great time to jump in! Try out the following videos to get started…

  1. What is App Engine Studio? [2 min 58 sec]
  2. Getting Started on App Engine Studio [7 min 19 sec]

I have a question that’s not covered in this FAQ or I’m experiencing a problem. Who do I reach out to?

Please send an email to with “#BuildWithAES Question” in the subject line.

Terms and Conditions

No purchase is necessary. #BuildWithAES Challenge is open only to individuals at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry. The Challenge begins July 26, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time (“PDT”) and ends on September 19, 2022, at 11:00 p.m. PDT.

Entrants must respond to the official forum with a 1) Original short video (1 to 2 minutes) or 2) Original short post or written post in the comments (300 words or more) AND entrants must post their video or blog into the ServiceNow developer forum here AND share it on LinkedIn or Twitter with #BuildWithAES Challenge on their post AND the social media post will be linked to their forum post.

The Submission must be your own, original work; The Submission must contain a relevant reason/response to the prompt of App Engine Studio; The Submission must meet the format and size requirements of the social platform used to enter; The Submission must conform with any applicable social media platform terms.

The prize includes the official 2022 ServiceNow Developer Program T-shirt. Government employees are excluded from receiving the t-shirt but can participate in the challenge. The brand of t-shirt may vary. T-shirts may take up to 4 weeks or longer to arrive once ordered due to the global supply chain issues (as of 2022) Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $25 USD.

The ServiceNow Developer Program reserves the right to access email data provided by the entrant in order to reach out to individuals who have completed the challenge. Entrants who have met the guidelines and have successfully completed the challenge will receive an email from ServiceNow with instructions on how to redeem the prize. International country restrictions will apply.

Except where prohibited, participation in the Challenge constitutes each entrant’s consent to use submission’s name, and photograph (including, without limitation, entrant’s Twitter and LinkedIn profile photo), voice, opinions and/or hometown and state for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration.

The ServiceNow Developer Program reserves the right to disqualify submissions that do not meet the guidelines, under the Sponsor’s discretion.