It is a paradigm shift from the GUI to a whole new interface of getting things done. It represents a true smartphone first interface, and part of the unstoppable shift to all things AI. Facebook says there are already 33,000 bots built for Messenger that allow users to buy anything from flowers to airplane tickets or customer support.
So, in the light of this change and all the craze around chat bots, TLabs & Haptik are proud to bring to you India’s 1st Botathon, where we welcome you to build conversational bots over platforms such as Slack, Facebook or any other platform you see fit.
The difference of a hackathon to a botathon, you ask?
There’s no difference, per se. A Botathon is a Hackathon, except the focus is on solving problems by using chatbots on a platform of your choice.The purpose of this Botathon is to foster innovation through developer creativity and to recognize those creations. It’s no surprise that when people put their heads together, bounce ideas off each other and work in a community spirit – the results are exceptionally interesting and who knows, we might come up with solutions to solve some of the biggest problems.
Some of those proposals might even take on a new journey beyond the two days of the Botathon event 🙂
Let’s do this, folks!