Innovation Challange

We’re kickstarting the innovation challenge from this Saturday (19th September) until next Sunday (27th September).

Key things to remember:

1. Grab your bot for Hackathon :robot:

  • If you’ve already signed up at you can use the blank bot that was provisioned to your account on September 17th. It is best to delete all current journeys (if any) and start fresh to erase any pre-existing configuration during your learning and testing phase.

  • If you’ve never signed up on you can just follow this Bot Creation Guide.

2. Support :man_technologist:

If you require any support during the hackathon from our team members, please connect with us via our community.

  • Any announcements will be posted directly on the community. You can respond back in the same thread and we’ll answer your queries.

  • Your queries on bot building, platform, bot related debugging will be answered by our studio and platform developers.

  • In case you’re restructuring your team, you don’t need to notify us in advance. While submitting your bot, you can give us details of your team and team members. This will be final.

3. Additional information: :information_source:

How to select a category and what is expected

  • There are 4 categories within which you can submit your bot

    A write up on each category can be found here

  • Select a specific or a high-level problem you’d like to solve through conversational AI

  • Build the bot and identify a way to use many features of the platform. You can also add custom integrations to the bot.

Note: You’re free to use any APIs you have access to (free/open-source APIs, as well as paid APIs).

4. Submission: :memo:

Things required:

  • Bot ID: The bot ID can be pulled from the URL itself on accessing your bot from 4. URL sample: [ x1582541659467 ] /ai/journeys. The part highlighted in brackets within the URL is your bot ID

  • Provide Admin access to the bot on these email IDs:,

    How to provide admin access: Just head over to the configuration tab (gear icon), click on access control and add new users.

  • A video walkthrough of the problem you’re trying to solve, and an explanation of the bot and its features (2 to 5 minutes)

  • (Not mandatory, but good to have) - a detailed doc with screenshots on your problem statement, your implementation strategy, why you chose the problem you chose, why you decided to omit using certain features

  • A quick write up about every member of your team, your background, if you’ve attended any hackathons priorly, why you decided to participate in our hackathon, any past experience with conversational AI, etc

How to submit the bot?

5. Our judging criteria :white_check_mark:

For the innovation challenge (27th September):

  • Idea
  • Features and functionality
  • User experience
  • Presentation/video submission

Please reply below with any questions you may have.

Thanks and regards.
Yellow Messenger Community Team


Hi there. Our team botkillers submitted our bot by 12.50 pm today. As per announcement no member from ym entered as a admin in our bot. Even though we submitted our bot. Our Bot ID is given in the google form. Is it okay ? Or should i add a admin user in our bot. Kindly reply

Please mark Pratik and provide him with Admin access to the bot as well.

Bot ID + admin access to the bot to our evaluation team. The bot ID can be pulled from the URL itself on accessing your bot from

Successfully submitted my bot! The hackathon was a nice diversion from the mundane! Thanks YM team for constant support and I am sure the next hackathon will better!

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Thank you, Srinath for participating! :tada:
Along with you all, we also learned a lot and we will surely improve the developer experience. :slightly_smiling_face:

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Submitted well before time :slight_smile:. It was really a wonderful learning experience for all of us. Thank you YM team for this initiative.

What about the results ?is it sent only for the winning or selected teams?

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Winners will be announced on 3rd October. Stay tuned for more updates :wink:

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