Breaking into Bots with Node.js, with Rachel White

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Microsoft Reactor at Grand Central Tech

335 Madison Ave · New York, NY

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Microsoft Reactor: 335 Madison Ave, (Madison & 43th), 4th fl, Manhattan, NY – Located right across the street from Grand Central Terminal. Enter thru the 43rd St or Madison entrance. RSVP with FULL NAME required to get on the building security list

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Bots are the new apps! They are taking the world by storm across various channels, from popular apps like Slack, Facebook and Skype, to new devices powered by Cortana, Alexa and others. Join us for a brand new session to discuss why you should care about building bots and how you can do so using Node.js and the Microsoft Bot Framework. Rachel White joins us for the first time at MMAD NYC for what promises to be a very lively session and discussion.

See the full session abstract below.


6:00PM - PIZZA & NETWORKING: Doors open, head to the Microsoft Reactor on the 4th floor. Food & drinks will be served, courtesy of Microsoft. Take the opportunity to mingle with your fellow community developers.

6:30PM - INTRODUCTION: Housekeeping, open mic and other community announcements & request.

6:45PM - MAIN PRESENTATION: See abstract below.

After the talk - Prize raffle courtesy of Microsoft, and other sponsors (based on availability).

IMPORTANT: Your RSVP with full name is required to add your name to the building security guest list.


Breaking into Bots with Node.js

Step into the world of Conversational Bots. Taking over platforms one by one, conversational bots are becoming the newest applications wanted and needed by consumers everyday. If you are wanting to learn how to get into the world of Conversation Bots, this talk is for you. Rachel will take you step by step on how to get your proper tools, building a bot, deploying it to the cloud and how to get it up and running on different platforms. This is an ideal session for those who are familiar with Node.js and would like to apply it to something new.


Rachel White – Technical Evangelist, Microsoft

Rachel is currently a Technical Evangelist at Microsoft, but is also a self-taught programmer & occasional artist. She is currently working on multiple video game projects, a VR cat cafe, and thinking about what IoT devices she can build for her two black cats. Her other interests include glitch art, 80s horror, and indie games. Her aesthetic is fog machines, laser lights, and broken VHS tapes.

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