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Chat Bot Workshop @ Voxxed Days Bucharest 2018

Chat Bot Workshop @ Voxxed Days Bucharest 2018

A lot of companies are investing in chat bots. In this workshop, we will develop a fully functional chat bot from scratch with support for formatted messages, photos, documents, locations, buttons, custom keyboards and more. No slides, just code – and a lot of fun…

Do you understand the user interface of every website and every application? I don’t! Do you understand how to use a chat application like WhatsApp, Telegram, Threema, Signal, Facebook Messenger, etc? I do! If everyone knows how to chat, what if we provide our business services using a chat bot as a user interface? Let’s have some fun and create a chat bot live on stage as an introduction to this very interesting topic! In this workshop we will start a new empty project and write a complete and working chat bot from scratch for Telegram. Our bot will receive messages from other Telegram users, analyze them and send an appropriate answer. The messages can be formatted and contain photos, documents and locations. We will use custom and inline keyboards, callback buttons and much more. Be prepared: After this workshop you will have an own working chat bot on your notebook and there will be nothing to stop you from writing more and amazing chat bots!

To fully understand this workshop the attendees should have basic knowledge of Java.


Marcus Fihlon

March 23, 2018

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  1. Chat Bot Workshop Let's have some fun with chat bots!

    Marcus Fihlon @McPringle March 23, 2018 Bucharest
  2. @McPringle Disclaimer The following presentation has been approved for open

    audiences only. Hypersensitivity to occasional profanity requires covering ears. All logos, photos etc. used in this presentation are the property of their respective copyright owners and are used here for educational purposes only. Any and all marks used throughout this presentation are trademarks of their respective owners. The presenter is not acting on behalf of CSS Insurance, neither as an official agent nor representative. The views expressed are those solely of the presenter. Marcus Fihlon disclaims all responsibility for any loss or damage which any person may suffer from reliance on this information or any opinion, conclusion or recommendation in this presentation whether the loss or damage is caused by any fault or negligence on the part of presenter or otherwise.
  3. Introduction

  4. @McPringle About me • Software Engineer CSS Insurance, Open Source

    Software • Agile Coach CSS Insurance • Lecturer TEKO Swiss Technical College • Speaker Conferences, User Groups, Meetups • Author Articles, Books • Community Leader Hackergarten, Java User Group Switzerland, Kotlin Swiss User Group, Voxxed Days Zürich, BaselOne
  5. @McPringle Coming soon* Kotlin Web Development Develop full stack web

    applications with Kotlin and React.js Packt Publishing ISBN 978-1-78862-031-4 * around Q3/2018
  6. Workshop Time!

  7. @McPringle You ever dreamed of living in Switzerland?

  8. @McPringle Code Warriors wanted! About you • You are frighteningly

    awesome at what you do. • You can perform quick and deadly tactical strikes, as well as feats of epic badassery. Sometimes both at the same time. • You would rather refactor existing, mostly working, ugly code instead of rewriting it from scratch. OK nobody would really rather do that, but you know it's the right and honorable thing to do most of the time. • You know where your towel is. About us • Biggest Basic Health Insurance Company • 2700 Employees • 300 IT Professionals • 24 Scrum Teams • 130 Software Developers • Flexible working times • Personal development support • 6 weeks paid vacation • Great benefits • Located in Lucerne, Switzerland Contact me: marcus.fihlon@css.ch
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