Anything you can do, I can do BOTter

By: | May 15, 2018

Back by popular demand πŸ™‚ We’ll have the usual mix of tech talks, demos and code. Theme of the evening will be chatbots. There’s been a number of new Watson Assistant features released in the last few months, we’ll cover in the demos & talks delivered.

Agenda:
– 6:00pm Doors open & networking
– 6:30pm BOTter than the real thing: building a better survey with chatbots & Twitter (Simon McLoughlin)
– 7:00pm Tooling & design best practice building a GDPR bot (Declan Hoare)
– 7:30pm Slack bots powered by Watson using Botkit (Ronan Dalton)
– 8:00pm Hang back for Q&A + networking

Speakers:
Simon McLoughlin is the Lead Mobile Software Engineer for IBM Ireland’s Innovation Exchange team based in Dublin. After completing his honours bachelor degree in computer science, Simon focused on native mobile development working for both small startups and large mobile telecommunications companies. After joining IBM, Simon has broadened his focus and now uses IBM’s Watson and Cloud platform to build automated chatbots for social media networks, predictive analytic healthcare solutions, and large scale IoT solutions to track and monitor semi-autonomous cars.

Declan Hoare has over 20 years experience in technology specialising in speech recognition IVR development. Now as an IBM Watson Ecosystem Partner at Ludex Declan is delivering cutting edge cognitive computing solutions and will be sharing his insights on tooling & design best practice with Watson Assistant in the context of a GDPR bot.

Ronan Dalton – host of this IBM Cloud meetup since 2015 πŸ™‚ Most of you should know Ronan by now!!