Wrocław, Poland


9:00 AM | July 15th 2017

LiveChat Hackathon #2

Create the future of chat
platforms

Idea

60 years ago, we’d never thought how rapidly would technology grow. People were amazed while watching Mr. Spock communicating with others via a portable device. They were terrified watching HAL refusing to take orders from Dave. Instantaneous translation seemed to be the matter of many decades.

And today, in 2017, all these inventions are already in use. We chat with bots through smartphones, use gesture-based user interfaces, or switch to virtual reality whenever playing video games. “The future is now” sounds like a cliche, but it has never been closer to the truth.

But does it mean that everything has already been discovered?

Heck no!

During this LiveChat Hackathon, we will predict what trends will take over the online communication in 10 years. We want you to unleash your potential and creativity to foretell the future!

General_info

Task

During LiveChat Hackathon, your task will be to come up with the idea that will change the way people communicate over the Internet. It might be a working prototype, integration or a feature; your goal is to turn your idea into a reality. You have one day to build it and present it to the jury and other participants.

Any rules?

Only one: the sky is the limit. It’s all about your creativity and imagination.

Technology

Any language that can support websocket connection (such as node.js, Go, PHP, Python, Java, or C#).

Event date

Saturday, July 15th 2017, from 9:00 AM till 9:00 PM

Host

Hackaton is organised by LiveChat.

Teams

Up to 3 people (designers, developers, testers), formed on the day of the event.

Equipment

B.Y.O.L – bring your own laptop.

Entry fee

Event is free of charge.

Registration

The registration for LiveChat Hackathon #2 closes on Tuesday, July 11th at 12:00pm, so get your skates on and sign up, if you haven’t done this yet!

Awards

We’re looking for bright minds. If you love to experiment with new technologies, we want to offer you a dream job: playing with the newest technological toys and coming up with cool applications for them.

Sounds good? Prove yourself during the upcoming LiveChat Hackathon and win a spot in our team.

The winning team will be offered a job in LiveChat. They will also get $500 Amazon.com Gift Cards for each team member.

We will also reward the 2nd place with $200 Amazon.com Gift Cards and 3rd place with $100 Amazon.com Gift Cards.

Agenda

9:00

Registration of participants

9:15

Presentation of rules and task subject

9:45

Teams formation

10:00

Start of coding

12:00

Lunch

18:00

Pizza

20:00

Projects presentations

20:30

Jury consultations

20:45

Announcement of results

21:00

Networking

Food, snacks and beverages are on us :)
Location
Al. Dębowa 3, Wrocław
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Clock
9:00 AM
callendar
July 15th, 2017

Meet_the_2016_champs

We found out about the LiveChat Hackathon from social media. Initially we thought that it’s just another programming marathon, but the prize (getting hired by LiveChat) and the topic (application of AI) really caught our attention.

With a team of three, we decided to participate. Over a couple of hours, we created a rough prototype that used AI to suggest pre-made answers to customer service agents. All the other projects were really high level and very innovative so we never expected that we would win. But here we are: a year later, the three of us now working in the R&D team at LiveChat, expanding our initial idea from the Hackathon to its full potential. Our project, botengine.ai is about to launch.

If you’re open-minded, you like creating new things and you’re up to the challenge, feel free to join us in the upcoming Hackathon!

Darek
– Head of R&D at LiveChat

About_LiveChat

We’re a team of 70 passionate people developing and supporting the most efficient and easy-to-use live chat software for business. What we enjoy the most is seeing our customer’s business grow with the help of our product.

At first glance, LiveChat is an app allowing to chat with visitors on your site, dedicated for ecommerce and customer care. But if you take a closer look, you will see how complex this solution is and how many development opportunities it offers.

Our mission is to deliver fast and simple communication and to make the online sales process easier. At the same time, we want to have fun while working and constantly self-develop!

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