A Chatbot Crash Course

Natural language interfaces often called “bots” have become ubiquitous, whether they are text or voice. But building a bot that feels natural and easy-to-use for the end user can seem daunting. In this session, Sebastian Witalec is going to go over the fundamentals of building a chatbot to help you get started.

Building a Chatbot: The Crash Course

What are the usual challenges when building one and how to build a chatbot that people would love to interact with?

Then this session is for you. We will look at various possible conversations and challenges that go with them, and look at how they could be improved to keep the users engaged. But more importantly, you will learn how to build a fully functioning chatbot in less than 15 minutes. That is without a single IF statement.

Sebastian Witalec is a Senior Developer Advocate for Progress who specializes in Angular and NativeScript. He loves working on both serious and fun projects and one day he will use his robot army to conquer the world.

He is always happy to learn about the new stuff and to pass the knowledge as far as his voice (or the wire) can take him. Sebastian is based in London actively working with various Dev communities in Europe. When not acting techie he is a massive football fan/player (probably bigger at heart than skills).

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