MEET BEN STRAUB, SPEAKER AT
CODEMOTION AMSTERDAM TECH CONFERENCE
BASED IN: Portland – Oregon
ROLE and COMPANY: Developer at Zendesk
WHY SHOULD PARTICIPANTS CHOOSE TO ATTEND YOUR TALKS?
Because they’re interested in making their company a more productive and more fun place to work.
When: Wednesday, May 17th from 11:30 to 12:10
IF YOUR TALK HAD A SOUNDTRACK, WHAT WOULD THAT BE?
Probably something by Big Giant Circles.
IF YOU WERE A PARTICIPANT WHICH TALKS WOULD YOU ATTEND AND WHY?
I’m a big fan of Greg Bulmash’s, so his bedtime stories for programmers is on my list. The “Building advanced ChatBots” and “Pentesting ChatOps” sessions sound really interesting, and I’ve always had a soft spot for gamedev, so I’d attend “AAA on a Shoestring” also.
WHAT IS HAPPENING IN YOUR FIELD IN 5 YEARS?
I think the rise of bots will fundamentally change the customer-relations landscape in the next 5 years. We’ve already seen some highly-visible bots that handle interactions on behalf of a company, and the trend will continue as the machines get smarter and better at dealing with humans.