Hack UX, Designing the Future of Messaging & Bots

In Partnership

Orange UX

2 Day Hackathon with Orange & Oracle

Friday 27th April  18.00 – 20.30 & Saturday 28th April 09.30 – 18.30

#HackUX Highlights

Winning Presentations

Team: Uni Bot
Team: Penny Financial

#HackUX on Twitter

The Brief (from Orange)

A revolution in messaging is on the horizon that’s set to challenge giants like WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger. Rich Communication Service (RCS) brings all the features of these apps to any supported handset. The service will provide richer content with enhanced graphics, better interactions and the opportunity to include conversational bots within the native environment. RCS is set to pass over 1 billion users by the end of 2019 meaning now is the opportunity to capitalise on this revolutionary new platform.

Workshop description

This UX Hackathon will explore the opportunities afforded to organisations, whether businesses or non-profit, through the use of intelligent agents in messaging environments, or ‘chatbots’. This includes designing conversational interactions for a relevant and fulfilling user experience. You will have the opportunity to prototype your ideas using the Oracle Platform with Oracle Intelligent Bots. You won’t need any technical skills (coding) to get the most from this UX hackathon, but developers are also welcome to participate

We’re looking for teams with a range of skills, so whether you’re a designer, developer, a business or product manager, we want you!


Dominic Pullen

UX Manager, Orange


Lead Design Manager, Orange

Martin Jarvis, MUXL 2017, UX Conference


Director of Product Management, Mobile & Bots

Gemma Yussuf, MUXL 2017, UX Conference


Business Development Manager




UX Director, Orange

Emem Usanga

Emem Usanga

UX Consultant, This is Nuance


Co-Founder and CEO at Bounce


UX Consultant, Oracle



  • 18:10 - Introduction
  • 18:20 - Talk by Jamie @Oracle
  • 18:30 - Talk by Adam @Orange
  • 18:40 - Talk by Chris @Bounce
  • 19:00 - Ideas Pitching & Team Selection
  • 20:00 - Food & Networking


  • 10:00 - Talk by Asha @Orange
  • 10:15 - Talk by Gemma @Oracle
  • 10:30 - Morning Session
  • 13:30 - Lunch Provided
  • 14:00 - Afternoon Session
  • 17:00 - Presentations & Prizes
  • 18:00 - Close



A hackathon is an event where people come together to solve problems through innovative solutions in a short period of time presented by the hosts.

HackUX is a one day event, on Friday, April 6th at 9 AM until 5 PM. There will be drinks and nibbles after.

The hackathon will be at Oracle City Office, 1 South Pl, London EC2M 2RB

The goal of the hackathon is to create innovative products and solutions, as well as gain knowledge about the issue and make valuable connections.

You and everyone else who signs up for HackUX can pitch ideas in the beginning of the event.

Prizes are TBD. They will be awarded for the winners in the following categories: – Solution most aligned to brief – Most original concept – Best use of tool

Bring a computer and whatever else you need to get work done, as well as your best ideas and a lot of energy!

A pack will be shared with participants closer to the date with more specific details about the challenge.

For this event, you sign up aa an individual but you can choose the team you join.

You will be part of a team with mixed skills and abilities, this Hackathon is available to all that want to learn more about Messaging & Bots.