Three things: chatbots, hackathon and team resulted in a Wizbot – chatbot to engage new employees in company.
2. Context and challenge
To be honest we did it for fun and to explore new interface – chatbots. We like to take part in hackathons (24 hours marathons of programming). This time we had to develop a solution to problem which companies are facing and we chose onboarding new employee.
We started with analyzing what are some problems new employees face when starting new job in a big company. It turned out that almost each of us started new job this times and some problems we had were:
- no colleagues
- lack of knowledge about the office
- no knowledge about nearby shops, restaurants and clubs
We translated this problems into adventures with challenges…
… and created a guide, Wizbot, which, almost like Gandalf, engages, leads and rewards a new employee for finishing next tasks like finding new cantina or going out with new colleagues for a beer! In version we created during the hackathon Wizbot was able to guide employees through 9 challenges. Obviously, without assist from the human and for the unlimited number of people using apps like Skype, Facebook Messenger, Mail simultaneously.
Team: Mateusz Chodkowski, Darek Pham, Ignacy Wilczyński, Marta Kołbuk
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