Meet the winners of India’s first Botathon by Haptik

By : |December 15, 2016 0

A recently organized Botathon (hackathon for chatbots) in Bangalore organized by Haptik and Tlabs witnessed participation from over 97 engineers and developers from across the country.

The idea was to explore the scope of Chatbots for multiple day-to-day requirements.

At the end of the two days, 10 bots were shortlisted which were judged by a panel of eminent jury comprising that comprised of Sumit Jain, Co-Founder & CEO,, Shailesh Lakhani – Principal, Sequoia Capital and Sumit Jain – Partner, Kalaari Capital.

Top 3 Chatbots developed during the contest are:

CIOL Bangalore witnessed India's first ever Botathon, hackathon for chatbots

The duo of Swarndeep S Arora and Anshuman Dhamoon developed a bot that helps users keep a track of their fitness goals and motivates them to achieve them by analysing their daily calorie intake and suggesting appropriate diet and workout regime

Rohin Gopalakrishnan and Arvind Kumar developed a Facebook Messenger bot with focus on customer experience. Their bot – BroTender – aims to automate and simplify customer interaction at bars and restaurants without the need for the long waits for waiters and bartenders to take the orders.

Ganesh Kumar R P and Arvind Thangamani created a slack bot (DJ) for the team, which team members can use to request for a song of their choice. As requests keep coming in, it queues them and also accepts controls like ‘next’, ‘pause’, ‘clear playlist’ to operate on the playlist. Using machine learning to further enhance the experience, the bot also suggests songs to the team based on the songs played thus far.

Some of the other interesting bots created include:

• Educational Industry: A Bot to help you study engineering, a bot to give teenagers career advice and a bot to help you take notes during class

• Agricultural Industry: A Bot to help educate farmers, help them book soil tests and based on the samples, get reports from government officials

• Entertainment industry: A Waiter bot (Brotender) that can make your restaurant experience a lot better, a bot to crowdsource the DJing on slack

• Health and Nutrition: A bot to help users keep track of calories and help them with their weight goals, a bot to be your personal trainer and motivate you to go to the gym.

• Home Automation Industry: A bot that can control the electronics at your home with a simple message

• Tool bots: A bot to QA other bots, A bot to replace DevOps for you.


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