Bot Builders Meet Up: Designing Voice & User Interfaces

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Join us in celebrating 2016 - Year of the Bots!

We have gathered world experts in VUI / UX on how best to design your bot for the last MeetUp of the year.

We recently added voice activated actions for Google (http://venturebeat.com/2016/12/08/google-partners-with-gupshup-to-develop-voice-activated-actions-for-google-home/)home to our platform so will be exploring best practices for voice interfaces as well as user research, concept generation, and high-fidelity UIs.

Current speakers include -

Brad Abrams - Product Manager for Actions on Google

Brad is responsible for the developer experience for extensions to the Google Assistant.

Engage users through the Google Assistant. Actions on Google let you build for the Google Assistant. Your integrations can help you engage users through Google Home today, and in the future, through Pixel, Allo, and many other experiences where the Google Assistant will be available.

Cathy Pearl - Director of UX at Sensely, author of the O’Reilly book “Designing Voice User Interfaces”

Cathy is making healthcare more effective and accessible with a virtual nurse avatar.

During her time at Nuance and Microsoft, she designed VUIs for banks, airlines, healthcare companies, and Ford SYNC, and at Volio she built a conversational iPad app that has Esquire Magazine’s style columnist advise users on what they should wear on a first date. She has a BS in Cognitive Science from UC San Diego, and an MS in Computer Science from Indiana University.

http://sense.ly/

Liana Dumitru - Co-founder & Product Designer at Pogo.ai

Pogo is a chat bot that helps Slack teams capture and resurface links, notes, and messages. Pogo catalogs your team's collective knowledge, allowing Slack teams of engineers and designers to easily save information like on-boarding docs for new employees, office information, code snippets, or design files.

Before Pogo, Liana has worked with startups in the Bay Area on all phases of the design process, from user research, ideation, and concept generation to wireframing, high-fidelity UIs and rapid prototyping.

https://pogo.ai/

Come Mix and Mingle with fellow Bot Builders and enthusiasts before the holidays and let us know what you would like to see in 2017.

6:00pm Networking

6:30pm Panel discussion

7:45pm More networking

Please RSVP (http://www.meetup.com/botbuilder/events/231576126/) so we know how many people to accommodate! Free Parking information here.

Also, if you can't join this time, join the group here (http://www.meetup.com/botbuilder/) for future updates and group announcements.

Also, feel free to reach out on social media to or email to let me know how to make these meet ups better for the community.

Thanks and happy bot building!

Cecily Robyn Lough

Bot Evangelist
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Bot Builders Meet Up: This meetup brings together thought leaders, connectors, coders, and marketers from around the industry to examine and celebrate the rise of the next paradigm: Messaging Bots.