Join AI experts from across Microsoft to learn about the latest bot developer tools and build some killer bots! Free swag, food and the chance to win prizes.

Come and hack an awesome bot at Skype Palo Alto on June 21 and 22 – with help from the Microsoft bot team and AI experts from Cortana, Bing and Microsoft Research.

Just bring yourself (plus your team if you have one), your laptop – and your existing bots or great ideas.

We’ll have an opening session on bot best practises and give you early access to the latest Microsoft Bot Framework SDK, bot building tools and samples.

There will be prizes for the most innovative and engaging bots, in both pre-built and built-at-the-event categories.

Space is limited so sign up ASAP at http://aka.ms/hackbot and we'll get in touch to confirm your place.

Note: you must register at http://aka.ms/hackbot to attend the hackathon in-person and be eligible to submit bots for the purposes of the prizes at this hackathon.

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Eligibility

See Official Rules.

Requirements

See Official Rules.

How to enter

You must be a registered participant for the event (register at http://aka.ms/hackbot) and submit a bot to be judged by our panel of judges and the audience at large the second day (there are prizes awarded by the judges and a people's choice award).

Judges

Michael Gough

Michael Gough
CVP, Microsoft

Shaun Pierce

Shaun Pierce
CVP, Skype

Ryan Parks

Ryan Parks
Senior Engineer, GitHub

Lilian Rincon

Lilian Rincon
GPM, Skype

Judging Criteria

  • See Official Rules.
    See Official Rules.