Facebook Bot Party

Impact Hub Harare hosted the very first Facebook Bot Party in Harare which was a contest to reward and recognise developers that are able to create innovative new bots on messenger across these three categories:

  1. a) Gaming and Entertainment
  2. b) Productivity and Utility
  3. c) Social Good

The  Zimbabwe Facebook Bot Party/Challenge had 88 participants and 40% of them were female. In total, Facebook received over 1000 entries and out of the top 60 bots globally, two Zimbabweans made it to the finals!

*Kuzivakwashe Muvezwa for “The Sphinx Game” and

Kudzai Chasina for “Pop-time Bot”

“When launching the Bots for Messenger Challenge, Facebook decided that in addition to seeking out and promoting innovation on new platforms like Messenger, this contest would also provide developers in the region with an opportunity to up skill themselves on the Messenger Platform by reaching beyond their perceived limits in leveraging the platform to create great experiences.” (Facebook for Developers)