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Come discover what Microsoft's Bot Framework is all about and learn how to get started writing chat bots of your own. You'll get a sweeping introduction ranging from a high level overview of framework features and application architecture, down to lessons learned from practical experience writing a chat bot in production. Additionally, you'll learn from demonstration how to turn a bare bones ASP.NET Core web app into a dead-simple echo bot, then iteratively enhance it with persistent application state, conversation flow helpers, and Azure cognitive services.
Max North is a Software Engineer working at Applied Information Sciences in RTP. He enjoys every layer of the web stack, often using .NET on the backend, though he reserves a particular passion for the frontend, including UX, design, and accessibility. In his free time he is usually spoiling his free time by reading about programming, but on his better days he is spending quality time with his wife and cats.
Food will be provided.