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P.S. If you'd like to be a guest speaker, please message Anthony Dellavecchia.

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Do you like scary movies? Let's Build Halloween Apps!

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TL;DR: Sponsored by Twilio, this is a *free* Halloween-inspired event in the Seattle area where:

  • a Twilio Employee will guide the build of a Halloween-inspired chatbot using low-code tools
  • a guest speaker from Microsoft will go over how to build a spooky AR filter for Snapchat
  • *free food* and the chance to *win prizes* [valued at over $150] are provided

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Do you like scary movies? 👀

The host of this event, Twilio Developer Evangelist Anthony Dellavecchia, will be sharing with you using low-code tools to build a chatbot homage to a cult-classic horror movie.

Guest speaker, Microsoft Software Engineer Anh Chu, also enjoys scary movies! She’ll be teaching attendees how to build a spooky AR filter for Snapchat.

Also, food will be provided by Twilio and we’ll be giving out a prize to the Best Costume! If the host and guest speaker are the only ones that dress up…well, looks like one of them will be winning the prize.

Agenda
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM: Settle in, grab some food 🍔, and get to know the people around you
6:00 PM - 6:15 PM: Intro to Twilio and host Anthony
6:15 PM - 6:20 PM: Chatbot demo, see what you’re going to be building!
6:20 PM - 6:30 PM: Setup tools we’ll need to build
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM: Building the Halloween chatbot* 🎃
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM: Guest Speaker Anh will talk Spooky AR Snapchat Filter building 🦇
7:30 PM - 8:00 PM: Q&A, feedback, and prizes for those brave enough to dress up 😉

*Note: We welcome you to build along, but you are also welcome to just watch! If you do end up coding along please keep in mind that we may not be able to troubleshoot too long given the limited time. Should that happen, please feel free to post any debugging questions to the Twilio Collective on Stack Overflow!

Speakers

  • Anthony Dellavecchia, Staff Developer Evangelist at Twilio
    Anthony is an experienced software developer who teaches thousands of people how to build cool things with code. His goal is to help you build deep experiences and connections with technology so that they stick with you forever. Check him out on Twitter, GitHub, Dev.to, and Medium @anthonyjdella or LinkedIn
  • Anh Chu, Software Engineer II at Microsoft
    Anh is a software and data engineer who has experience in data systems on Azure Cloud, AI/ML, data structures & algorithms. She's passionate about tech and you can learn more about her on LinkedIn

FAQ

  • Where is the event?
    At the Microsoft Reactor Redmond (Microsoft Building 20) in Redmond, Washington.
    [masked]th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052
  • Who should attend?
    This event is open to all coding levels. We’ll be using low-code tools that don’t require prior knowledge, so anyone can follow along!
  • What should I bring?
    Your curiosity and willingness to learn
    A charged laptop (optional, if you’d like to code along)
  • This is Halloween-themed, are people dressing up?
    We hope so! The host and guest speaker will be in costume. We’ll also be giving out a prize to the Best Costume and if no one else dresses up then…I guess we’ll just keep those for ourselves ¯*(ツ)*/¯
  • How do I get to the actual event in the building?
    All attendees will need to check in with the Microsoft reception team upon arrival.
  • How terrible is the parking situation?
    Minimal! There is *free* onsite parking on the Microsoft campus (but alas we cannot control traffic conditions or the driving/parking behaviors of other drivers). The closest parking lots are near Building 16 and Building 25.
  • I have a question that’s not addressed here, who do I ask?
    DM your question to Anthony Dellavecchia on Twitter @anthonyjdella

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Learning to Code? Let's Send Text Messages by Writing Code

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