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 Evangelist - CISCO

NeXT developer back in the 90's, Stève got among the first Java Certified developer and JavaOne exhibitors, evangelized the .Net platform, and launched Microsoft Cloud Azure. Stève then ran the engineering of Kosmos’s Digital Services for Education, and the Restlet Modeling and Hosting Platform for Web APIs "APISpark". Since 2016, Stève Sfartz is API Evangelist at DevNet - Cisco Developer Program - spreading the word for Cisco REST APIs and Cloud Collaboration Services. Entrepreneur and co-founder of several companies, Stève helps Startups and Developers innovate and grow their business.

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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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