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JS Freakin' Everywhere: A Chatbot Powered by AWS+NodeJS

Pamela Fox
September 06, 2017

JS Freakin' Everywhere: A Chatbot Powered by AWS+NodeJS

A talk given at WaffleJS, about powering Woebot with an entirely JS stack.

Pamela Fox

September 06, 2017

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  1. Along came a startup founder... We made a bot! It

    helps people! Help us build it!
  2. And enticed Miss Pammy to code And we’re building it

    all in something called “NodeJS”!
  3. And we’re off to the races! From 0 to Scalable

    in 5 weeks. AWS Lambda AWS DynamodB AWS Beanstalk
  4. SysOpsJS AWS Lambda Log Processor Cloudwatch BigQuery AWS Lambda Cloudwatch

    SlackBot Cloudwatch Slack deploy.sh Upload Notify Checks
  5. That takes time! Fine, we need to take time! How

    are you feeling? I’m excited about tonight Oh, that’s great to hear! • • • NLP! 500ms Twiddle thumbs
  6. Our “CMS” We need a way to collaboratively write content

    for Woebot! And we want to A/B content! And we want to write variants! And lesson queueing! And conditional content based on variables! Also, we need it tomorrow!
  7. Spreadsheets + JS = So Happy Together! Google Apps Script

    Linter Google Apps Script JSON Exporter Google Apps Script Github Client New commit: content.json
  8. What’s great about JS on AWS? Scalable! Fast to develop!

    Rich ecosystem! Easy to use across the FULL stack! Not so great tho? Lack of NLP libs! Slow computation! Less encryption libs!