Bots have become the latest paradigm for content distribution on messaging platforms. Some say that bots are the new apps. The purpose of this Botathon, a hackathon for building bots, is to educate, inspire collaboration and team building, and to develop innovative use cases within a conversational interface.

Thank you to our Partner LA's Best for helping us organize this event and to our amazing sponsors and community partners. 

Make sure you are a member of the LA Chat Bot Meetup for news about future bot events. 


Hackathon Sponsors


$1,890 in prizes

Oculus Rift

Big Vision Winner

DJI Quadcopter Drone

High Flyer Winner

4 BLE Bluetooth Speakers

Best use of Microsoft Bot Framework

AMEX Gift Cards

Best Kik Bot

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Must be 18 years and up and must apply and be accepted.



Must be an original idea. 



Dr. Julie Albright

Dr. Julie Albright
USC Viterbi School of Engineering Lecturer

Jason Yeh

Jason Yeh
Entreprenuer in-residence Greycroft

Ariel Jalali

Ariel Jalali
CEO Sensay

Anthony Kelani

Anthony Kelani
Dev Evangelist @ Microsoft

Ivar Chan

Ivar Chan
Partner Success @ Kik Interactive

Judging Criteria

  • Big Vision
    Most innovative idea
  • High Flyer
    Most bankable idea
  • Best Use of Microsoft Bot Framework
  • Best Kik Bot

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