Build a great bot and make friends

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. 

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Eligibility

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

 

Requirements

Must be an original idea. 

 

Judges

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