Stève Sfartz | Devoxx

Stève Sfartz
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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 - Cisco Spark and Tropo. Entrepreneur and co-founder of several companies, Stève helps Startups and Enterprise Developers innovate and grow their business.

Blog: https://developer.cisco.com

wm Modern Web & UX

from ZERO to Conversational Bots with BotKit

Hands-on Labs

This workshop is about learning to create conversational bots whose structure will be compatible among multiple messaging platforms.

We will explain the BotKit framework underlying concepts, and detail the various steps to implement a conversational Bot, from designing the conversation to coding it in Javascript with the BotKit framework.

We'll then dig into the details of adding an healthcheck, organizing our code with reusable skills, adding usage analytics, add NLP from a 3rd party service, and support multiple messaging platforms.

Pre-requisites: you have some software development experience and a laptop with a pre-configured NodeJS development environment. Note that we'll give instructions to setup a development environment with Visual Studio Code, nodejs and git.