2 day event about
chatbots, bots, AI, Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Virtual Assistants, IoT/VR-bots
in Vienna
Saturday 29.4. – BarCamp with Sessions/Workshops
Sunday 30.4. – Hackathon + Demo Competition (Prices!)

Thanks everyone for participating! It was amazing! <3
What is the BotBarCamp?
It is for everyone/students/beginners from all different backgrounds to share their passion and knowledges for creativity and self-expression in bots, chatbots, Virtual Assistants, AI, Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, IoT bots, VR bots etc.

BarCamp – is an "unconference" born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. It is an intense event with discussions, demos and interaction from attendees.

Just come & share your ideas what you passionate about!
What can you expect?
Find your peers
Connect with interesting people for discussions or workshops at the BotBarCamp..
Brainstorm, discuss, code!
You will have a BarCamp-day
for discussion and a second day
for the Hackathon.
Innovations
Create innovative ideas you can share with other curious people!
Honors
At the end of the Hackathon after the demos the best teams will get prices from our sponsors!
Schedule
April, 29–30 2017 @ ImpactHub, Vienna
Saturday, April 29
09:00 - Registration & Breakfast (by Ströck)
10:00 - Session Finding (moderation by Lena Doppel)
11:00 - Sessions
13:00 - Lunch
14:00 - Sessions
15:00 - Snacks (by McCafé)
18:00 - Socializing & Beer (by Stiegl)
Sunday, April 30
09:00 - Registration & Breakfast (by Ströck)
10:00 - Presentation of topics (moderation by Startup Live):

Topics
- ImpactHub projects
- Slack projects
- Facebook bots
- Microsoft Cognitive Services / Botframework
- other chatbot projects

-> find your team!
11:00 - Hackathon
13:00 - Lunch (by Mjam)
14:00 - Hackathon
15:00 - Snacks (by McCafé)
17:00 - Demo Competition (moderation by Startup Live)

Jury:
- Barbara Ondrisek: Creator of Mica, the Hipster Cat Bot, co-organizer of the BotsHub Meetup and co-organizer of the BotBarcamp.wien
- Thomas Schranz: Co-organizator of Lemmings.io, the chatbot incubator
- Natalie Korotaeva: Co-organizer of the BotsHub Meetup and co-organizer of the BotBarcamp.wien
- David Pichsenmeister: Co-organizer of the Chatbot Conference
- Jakob Reiter: Co-organizer of the Elevate chatbot accelerator
- Gregor Posch: Wirtschafts Agentur

19:00 - Winner announcement

Prices:
- 3 Pioneers Tickets
- One year Forbes.at Magazin
- One month in Co-Working Space (Sektor5)
Special Prices:
- Voice Group: 3 Amazon Echo Dots
- FB Bot Group: Exclusive Goodies of Poncho
- Slack Group: Exclusive Goodies of Slack
29.04.2017
Session Schedule
Location
Impact Hub, Vienna
Lindengasse 56, 1070 Wien

Get yourself inspired!

Have interesting talks to people of the
Viennese chatbot community!

Learn about chatbots and
how to design a concept for a
virtual personality in the Hackathon.
Check out the BotsHackathon last year
Meet our organisator team!
Barbara Ondrisek
Creator and cat mother of Mica, the Hipster Cat Bot and Co-Founder and CEO of the Chatbots Agency
Vaida Saltenyte
Lemmings.io alumni and Customer Happiness Agent at the Chatbots Agency
Natalie Korotaeva
Lemmings.io alumni and UX/UI at craftworks
Lena Doppel
BarCamp veteran and member of the Chatbots Agency
Tanja Sternbauer
Pitch queen Startup Live
Mica, the Hipster Cat Bot
Passionate about chatbots and Head of Communication at the Chatbots Agency ;)
Our mentors
These guys know how to make the best bots and will help you with all the challenges!
David Pichsenmeister
co-founder oratio
Silvio Do
Chatbot Developer
René Tanczos
developer oratio
Jakob Reiter
co-founder of TheVentury
Barbara Ondrisek
Chatbot Developer
Vaida Saltenyte
Dialog Designer
Natalie Korotaeva
chatbot UX specialist
Rina Ahmed
Technical Evangelist at Microsoft
Thomas Schranz
co-founder blossom
Gregor Jarisch
chatbot architect
Roland Pickl
chatbot developer
David Mann
chatbot developer
Bear Douglas
Developer Advocacy Lead at Slack
Amir Shevat
Director of Developer Relations at Slack
Helen Zeng
Partner Engineer at Slack
Our sponsors
If you are interested in becoming a partner or sponsor, please feel free to write us.
Gold Sponsors <3
Silver Sponsors
Mediapartner
Frequently Asked Questions
Q:
What is a BarCamp?
A:
A BarCamp is an selforganized un-conference born from the desire to share and learn in an open environment with the following rules:
- talks / discussions / workshops in English, 50mins
- no fixed schedule - present your talk at the beginning
- all attendees are welcome to participate
- bring your notebook or powerpoint on a USB stick if you want to present slides - we have beamers!
Q:
Where is the schedule of the Barcamp?
A:
Presentations will be scheduled in the morning visually on cards on a so-called session wall. You can prepare in advance, and even announce a presentation, but you have to come in the morning, write your talk on a card and participate in the process of organising the session wall to get your slot.
Q:
Who can attend BotBarCamp?
A:
Anyone that is interested in AI and likes to participate in the discussion! All ages are welcome. All participants must agree to the Code of Conduct.
All attendees are equally welcome to participate and contribute their knowledge. Attendees can just attend, present, or help with someone else's talk.
Q:
I want to participate / present at the Barcamp! What should I prepare?
A:
Please register through the chatbot.
We also ask you to hold your talks/discussions/workshops in English. The slots will be 50min. Bring your own notebook or a document on an USB stick if you want to present slides.
Q:
Who can participate at the Hackathon?
A:
Basically anyone! Programming skills are welcome, but not mandatory! We're going to make sure that each team will include at least one
Q:
What should I take with me except my computer for the Hackathon?
A:
It is important to take your charger for your equipment. We have some, but it is better to have your own.
Q:
Do you follow a Code Of Conduct?
A:
Sure! We follow the Berlin Code Of Conduct!
Q:
What are possible chatbot ideas / projects for the Hackathon?
A:
Possible chatbot ideas:
- Step-vise dialogs: Everything that works with a Google Form / TypeForm
e.g. search params -> result as list, or registration

- Location-based information: Everything that is based on a specific location
e.g. tourism, restaurant recommendation

- Personalized content: Everything where you need individual data
e.g. booking, ordering, confirmations

- Notifications: Everything where you want to update a user
e.g. RSS feeds for websites, blogs, news, weather

- Dialog based: Everything based on direct interaction, conversational recommendation, also Speech-To-Text
e.g. Alexa or Google Home interactions, ELIZA

- Platform specific: embedded in Website or app or on one of the supported platforms
e.g. Facebook, Skype, Twitter, LINE, Kik, Viber, Slack, Telegram...

- and many more!
Why chatbots?
The most important question!

This video made by Irene van Carmen www.elevatednest.com


Do you want to try a chatbot?
Talk to Mica!