Building a Chatbot in PHP & Symfony

The Auckland PHP Meetup Group
The Auckland PHP Meetup Group
Public group

GridAKL / John Lysaght

101 Pakenham Street West · Auckland

How to find us

More information to follow - check back soon.

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After a short break the Auckland PHP Meetup has returned with our latest meetup and a new Facebook Group!
Since we never know when the next meetup is, first in first served.

This meetup will be held Thursday 5 Sept, 7pm at GridAKL on Wynyard Quarter.

ENTRANCE TO BUILDING. More info to follow

Big thanks to the GridAKL for sponsoring this meetup. THANKS!

Since we only have access to the smaller space we are limited a little bit, so 40 RSVP's. This will RSVP out super fast. If you cannot make it, please "un-rsvp" on this page so the wait-list can come.

First Up -
Nathan O'Hanlon - Building a Chatbot with PHP & Symfony
- With my work as an Amazon seller I came across a very interesting way to engage customers and potential customers and try to pry them away from Amazon. Now that I am in Auckland I am helping companies to implement this new Messenger Marketing Platform and going deep into integrations with CRMs, existing databases and CMS's. Chatbots are set to out-perform websites and be the new way to market directly through messenger. I cover the open source tools used to build a chatbot, and the considerations to take when designing flows.

Second Up -
Lance Wolters - Voice Based Chatbots
- There are a lot of differences between voice based bots and text based ones. Lance learned the hard way when he built one in Alexa. He shares his story, including what to watch out for when working with voice based chat.

Please visit to use our chatbot and help us come up with some other volunteers to speak.

We want to leave some time to mix and mingle - bring your social selves and get connected over Pizza and Beer kindly provided by .

Lastly, we are going to be mainly moving off of and on to a group in Facebook. To find the link to our new group, answer the questions in Facebook Messenger here: and gain access.

Messenger Survey Required: .

PS: If you are not on Facebook, you can still get messenger without Facebook and we will notify you of new events through this.