We are very excited to welcome you for our first Hackathon @ PLUG! It doesn't matter if you are a student, industry veteran or the next Steve Wozniack. We are open to everyone!
Goal: Your goal will be to create a BOT for the inSitu mobile application (a field sales app that features mobile invoicing, estimates and inventory pricing) that will be used as a consulting tool to provide information about the company, package/invoice status, and other features you can think of.
Teams: If you don't have a team, DON'T WORRY! Contact us asap (email@example.com) and we will assign you to a team.
Price: This event is completely free for participants and $20 for observers. However, you must be registered to be ablet to attend.
Prizes: $500 cash plus a surprise prize from our sponsor, Twilio
So why Bots?
Because Bots are awesome and they make our lives better! They are applications designed to automate the kinds of tasks you would usually do on your own, such as making a dinner reservation, adding an appointment to your calendar, or fetching information. Bots are exponentially increasing in number and are cleverly hiding behind what appear to be messaging apps— or are at least they are designed to look that way. Some of the best Bots are indistinguishable from human to human interaction and are an incredibly hot topic right now.
We are encouraging the use of natural language processing, voice recognition, and AI. We also welcome other innovative solutions related to messengers (sms, slack). To be fair, all code produced during the event will be open source.
1PM - Kickoff party with a guest speaker from one of our sponsors
1:30PM - Guideline and rules overview
3PM - Begin coding!
2PM - Winner announcement and closing party