Jibo Visits MLH Prime in Austin, TX
Jibo is making his rounds at a number of select hackathons and events, as you’ve seen in earlier posts. It is all about creating awareness of Jibo as a platform and learning about how people think about building skills for Jibo. We are continuously amazed and inspired by the ideas people bring to the table.
A couple weeks ago, we had the chance to be a part of MLH Prime in Austin, TX. This annual event brings together 400+ top student developers from the Southwest. They have 24 hours to build something from scratch, which they then present for the opportunity to win recognition and prizes. We were pleased to see the enthusiasm of the students around Jibo as a platform, with 13 teams choosing to build on Jibo for the event.
Here are a few of the fun stats from the event:
- Out of 70+ teams, 13 used the Jibo SDK.
- Out of the top 7 finalists, 2 used the Jibo SDK. One of them took 2nd place.
- The Jibo Workshop was packed (50 + people) and required organizers to bring in extra chairs.
- Jibo was streamed on the front page of Twitch.tv with 10K+ people viewing it live. https://www.twitch.tv/mlh/v/100882330
The skills built for Jibo included:
- "Stop & Go, Jibo" - Jibo plays "Red light, green light" -
- EmoJibo - Jibo reads your emotions and responds. e.g. if he sees you are happy, he throws a party for you! The team used Postmates and spotify. They won our prize for “Best Use of the Jibo SDK”.
- Gesture – You use your hands and a Leap Motion to control Jibo.
- JiboFam - Jibo plays Rock, Paper, Scissors.
- JiboTests - Jibo plays the role of your “Study Buddy” and helps you study for tests.
- Mochi-a-Jibo – Jibo serves as an emotional support for patients in a nursing home setting. He can tell short stories and jokes when a patient is sad, share photos and emails from the patient’s family, and can also alert nurses and family members when there are falls and emergencies. This one became the 2nd place MLH Prime winner out of 94 teams.
- Jibo Interview Prep - Jibo helps you prepare for interviews This one placed as a top 7 MLH Prime finalist!
It is great to see the creativity and ideas that are emerging.