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Chatbot Hackathon Challenge with FTL

  • tyntec 25 Hofmannstraße München, BY, 81379 Germany (map)

CHATBOT CHALLENGE: bring your dream Chatbot to life, by using APIs built by tyntec.

Take the Chatbot Challenge with us!

Chatbots are changing the world. From customer service to ordering pizza, these electronic assistants are replacing humans in an increasing amount of services. They are built to enhance automated tasks using APIs, allowing computers and humans to interact in a simple way.

During this hackathon, FTL, together with tyntec, invite you to build your own Chatbot, and to interact with real life users. Using tyntec's communication APIs, you will be able to reach users in a secure way via SMS, Facebook messages, and Viber.

About tyntec:

tyntec’s mission is to power human connection at scale. Using our cloud communications platform as the cornerstone, we build out network connections and communication APIs so that any businesses can use mobile communication to shape their interactions with people around the world. Today, that often involves enabling developers to add texting, phone number data, and authentication methods via powerful yet easy-to-use APIs.

Plus, tyntec is a tech company led by CEO Nicola Wolfram, which makes this collaborative hackathon even more special ;)


So, we invite all hackers to this challenge! Create your own dream chatbot, and power it with at least one of these three APIs:


tyntec’s SMS API
i) Send SMS to ask your fans to use your new chatbot; 
ii) Check the message status to confirm the message delivery.

tyntec’s 2FA API
i) Send a PIN code (one time passcode) to allow a new user to use your chatbot; 
ii) Check the PIN code entered by the user against the PIN code sent to them (to match).

tyntec’s Chat App API
i) Send Message with Facebook Messenger or Viber;
ii) Check the message status to confirm message delivery.

API Documentation here*

*Check out the three images in the Facebook discussion to see specific information relating to tyntec's APIs for the hackathon! 

Please register for the hackathon using the form below.


Hackathon Day 1 - Friday October 19
18:00-19:00 Participant registration
19:01-20:00 Welcome, introduction to tyntec, FTL, and the Hackathon
20:01-21:00 Dinner and team self-registration
21:01+ Hacking

Hackathon Day 2 - Saturday October 20
00:00 + Hacking
12:00-13:01 Lunch 
18:00-18:30 Team concept pitch
18:31-19:00 Awards ceremony - winners get prizes!
19:01-20:00 Party! Dinner, drinks & music :)


Spending the night: Hackers are invited to hack through the night and to sleep in tyntec's office. Feel free to bring your sleeping bags and pillows! 

Prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place teams. 
1. echo dots
2. speakers
3. bluetooth headphones

tyntec hacker T-shirts are designed and ready for all participants. Just let us know of your preferred t-shirt size in the registration form.

Food and snacks, we've got you covered. Just let us know of any dietary restrictions.