This is the first user group in Southern California dedicated to Microsoft Azure!
It's a free user group opened to anyone interested in learning more about the Microsoft cloud, network with other cloud enthusiasts, and shared their knowledge of Azure.
Our meetings have a monthly cadence, meeting the second Tuesday of each month. In our meetings, we bring on Microsoft MVPs, subject experts, and members of the community to present on basic to advanced Azure topics. In addition to our monthly meetings, we have held Hackathons, AzureCon, Azure Bootcamps, Azure Hands-on Labs, and have participated in many Code Camps.
Our user group continues to grow and we are now at well over 750+ members! We have a strong presence in Orange County, San Diego, and now growing in Los Angeles.
We are always seeking individuals that would like to share their knowledge of Azure with the community. If you are interested in presenting, please feel free to reach out to us.
In addition, we are always seeking partnerships with potential sponsors whose products and services alight with Microsoft Azure's offerings and can best help our members.
Please join us if you would like to learn, contribute, and network with other Azure professionals in your area.
Build a chat bot using the Azure Bot Service
Would you like to build a chat bot targeting slack, facebook, sms and more? With a few lines of node code you can!
In this presentation I'll show you how to easily build a bot. We'll start from scratch and build a bot that will pull data from an api as well as handle different inputs from a user. We'll also hook in natural language processing and add intelligence to the bot (No prior AI experience needed!)
This will be a code heavy presentation using the Microsoft BotBuilder SDK. We'll also see how easy it is to host the bot on Azure, discuss conversational UX and design and learn to build a bot that can receive input from multi sources such as facebook, slack and more!
About the Presenter: picture is of a younger Hattan :-)
Hattan Shobokshi is a Senior Software Engineer @ Microsoft & Technical speaker. He is passionate about full stack web application development, DevOps and Kubernetes. Hattan has a fondness for writing CLI tools and improving automation workflows. He is Vice President of the Los Angeles .NET User group and a core organizer for SoCal Code Camp.