In teams with other participants you will program apps for Voice Assistants such as Alexa or Google Assistant. We are aiming at creating innovations for news consumption in 2025 – and are confident the access to information via voice will play an essential role.
You are developer, designer, concept developer, out-of-the-box thinker and interested in VUI?Join now and register for HACKX – the free Voice Hackathon powered by Handelsblatt & 169 Labs.
In the premises of the HANDELSBLATT MEDIA GROUP in Düsseldorf you will have the chance to conceptualize, design, code and eventually pitch your application from April 27th to 28th 2018. The winner will receive 2.000 EUR prize money per category.
No limits – for your idea you can either use a prepared news API or use other services or combine everything.
During the hacking mentors will give assistance with the implementation of your ideas. On the second day a jury will evaluate your application.
|17:00||Kickoff and Keynotes||Opening by Handelsblatt
Moderation: Daniel Cronin
Voice Design Introduction: Tim Kahle (169 Labs)
Techtalk: Dominik Meißner (169 Labs)
Find your team
|21:00||Hacking starts||Hack open end|
|10:00||Pitch Coaching||Daniel Cronin|
|22:00||Networking & Drinks|
Tim Kahle is co-founder of 169 Labs and responsible for the voice user interface design at 169 Labs. He will give an overview of the design principles for digital voice assistants and present various best practices.
Dominik Meissner is co-founder of 169 Labs GmbH und responsible for the implementation of voice applications at 169 Labs. He will give a brief introduction into skill development and present a sample project, which you will be allowed to use during the hacking phase.
Category: Best Productidea
Category: Best Skill/Action Implementation
Category: Best Pitch