Facebook is challenging all Middle East Developers to create the smartest bots for FB Messenger and asking people to sign up and join the contest. Developers, in teams of up to three people, are invited to create bots in three categories: gaming and entertainment; productivity and utility; and social good.

The judging criteria will be on technical quality (35%), non-technical quality (35%) and user-experience (30%). Bots must comply with all Facebook for developers Messenger Platform developer guidelines and rules, and use the Messenger Platform API.

Submission started on February 15 and will go on till April 28 2017. Winners will be announced on June 19 (three winners and three runner up teams in the Middle East and North Africa; three winners and three runner up teams in Sub-Saharan Africa), and each will win $20,000 and three months of Facebook mentorship.

You can check out further details on how to sign up[here].