Building advanced ChatBots

12:30/13:10

If it takes minutes to code a bot, building professional bots represents quite a challenge. Soon you realize you need serious programming and API architecture experience but also “Bot” specific skills. In this session, we'll first show the basics to build a ChatBot. Then we'll explore the challenges faced when creating advanced Bots (Context storage, NLP approaches, Bot Metadata, OAuth scopes), and discuss interesting opportunities from latest industry trends (Bot platforms, Serverless, Microservices). This talk is about showing the code and sharing lessons learnt.

Language: English

Level: Intermediate

Stève Sfartz

API Architect and Cisco DevNet EMEA Lead - CISCO

NeXT developer back in the 90's, Stève was among the first Java Certified developers, then evangelized .Net and Azure at Microsoft. As VP of engineering, Stève ran the engineering & SaaS operations of Kosmos Digital Services for Education. At Restlet, he ran APISpark – an innovative cloud platform for Web APIs. In 2016, Stève joined DevNet - Cisco's Developer Program, where he leads a global team of developer advocates. Keen on API Architecture and Design, Stève is driving the "API Style Guide" initiative, aiming to provide a consistent Developer Experience among the Cisco portfolio.

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Dirk-Jan Uittenbogaard

Consulting Systems Engineer - Cisco Systems

Dirk-Jan is a Consulting Systems Engineer in the EMEAR Digital Acceleration team with a focus on Cisco Spark, Cisco Spark API platforms and our Cloud Collaboration offering. He is passionate about user interfaces, innovative ideas, sharing knowledge, new technologies and presenting. As a presenter he has received the Distinguished Speaker award for presentations at Cisco Live. Dirk-Jan is married and has a 7-year-old son and has automated everything in his home. Using a Cisco Spark Bot he can fully control & monitor his home.

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