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  • SVTC Luncheon | Building Useful Conversational Software

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    Name: SVTC Luncheon | Building Useful Conversational Software
    Date: September 12, 2019
    Time: 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM EDT
    Event Description:

    Luncheon Description
    It’s easy to build a bot; it’s hard to build a useful bot. Chatbots have been circulating the buzzword bins for the last two years, and a day doesn’t go by where you don’t hear about some new chatbot being launched to support customers or processes. Now, look at your phone. How many chatbots are you using? Go ahead. I’ll wait. With chatbots, you can easily build a novelty, but without a clear plan and intuitive design, you might build something that works, but that nobody wants to use. For this luncheon, we’ll discuss what it takes to build a useful and compelling chatbot, as well as how to design and prototype bots before you build them. We will then go over a “useful” chatbot application, and how it was built from end-to-end.

    About the Speaker
    Michael Szul has spent two decades in software engineering in industries as diverse as insurance, energy, travel, and higher education, including consulting with companies such as AIG and Conde Naste. He has worked in both application and product development, as well as framework creation, code generation, API building, and machine learning. Szul is a speaker, blogger, podcaster, Microsoft MVP in AI and Developer Technologies, and author of Building Chatbots in TypeScript with the Microsoft Bot Framework. Currently, he is the manager of undergraduate medical education applications for the University of Virginia’s Health System.

    Register for this event at https://svtc-va.org/event/conversational-software-sept-luncheon/

    Location:
    Wood Grill Buffet
    1711 Reservoir St
    Harrisonburg, VA 22801
    Date/Time Information:
    September 12, 2019
    ?11:45 am - 1:00 pm
    Contact Information:
    (540) 568-5058
    Fees/Admission:
    This event is FREE, but attendees will pay for their meal at the end of the event. Register here.
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