The 2016 Emakina Chatbot Hackathon Was a Blast!

Author: Luc Malcorps


We’re looking back on a wonderfull second edition of Emakina’s Emhackinathon.

This year’s challenge: build a fully functional prototype of a Chatbot, and present it to the jury within 48 hours. The video gives you a little idea of the exciting times all participants shared!

48 hours, 5 great teams, lots of coffee,
top experienced digital experts,
and motivated Emakinian volunteers…

Using Python for the backend development and Luis for language recognition, the Enigmoo team won gold. Their tool helps you to create your own quest game or quizz, using only Facebook Messenger.

Silver went to the ‘Watch your eating’ Skype-based chatbot, tracking what you eat and offering healthy diet recommendations. Also food related was bronze winner ‘Linguini Assistant Cook’, who suggest illustrated recipes based on the ingredients you have in your fridge.

The two other chatbot projects also were interesting… a personal stylist suggesting clothes to match your look, and a virtual personal trainer giving you tips and exercises, based on your Body Mass Index!

A special ‘Thank you’ once more to the jury, with Microsoft DX Director Erik Kerkhofs, ULB’s AI experts Stefan Langerman and Gianluca Bontempi and Emakina CEO/CVO Brice Le Blévennec.

enigmooThe proud Enigmoo team, carrying home a load full of fine fun prizes!


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