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In this MeetUp, ThoughtWorker Christoph Windheuser will give an introduction to chatbots. He will explain the main components and the architecture of a chatbot. He also will give an overview of different frameworks available to build chatbots. Then he will talk about how ThoughtWorks has built the chatbot “BALU” to manage vacation requests with the RASA.AI framework. Christoph will give some insights on why RASA was chosen, the importance of user design for bot development, how to test a bot, lessons learned during the project and the limits of the technology today. All will be illustrated with live examples of BALU. About Christoph: He is the Global Head of Artificial Intelligence at ThoughtWorks Inc. Before joining ThoughtWorks, he held several positions at SAP and Capgemini. Before that, he completed his PhD in Neural Networks with a focus on Speech Recognition. 18:00 Snacks, drinks and mingle 18:30 Talk and questions 20:00 More questions, drinks and mingle SNACKS: As always we are offering various snacks and, beer and soft drinks. No full meal, but at least something to eat.
Did you ever spend a day or more trying to figure out why your CI pipeline is red? I know I did. A crappy setup can make your life unnecessarily harder. Conversely, a good setup can allow you to move fast, iterate quickly and deliver value while being confident that you are not breaking anything. Mario will to talk about what makes a pipeline useful for him, and how you can get there without losing your mind in the process. ABOUT MARIO: Mario develops software for a living. Then he goes home and continues reading about software, because he just cannot get enough. At some point somebody thought it was a good idea to make him the technical lead of an agile team. He quickly discovered that building things himself is not the same as helping somebody else figure it out. He learned, somewhat to his surprise, that he really enjoys sharing ideas. According to their feedback, other developers have managed to learn something from Mario. At least they don't tend to run away screaming, which is, as he thinks, a good thing. SNACKS: As always we are offering various snacks and, beer and soft drinks. No full meal, but at least something to eat.