J-Fall 2017 Arun Gupta – Build, Debug and Deploy your first Chatbot

Chatbots are computer programs that interact via auditory or textual methods. They can be integrated in any chat service like Slack or Facebook Messenger. You can talk to them using SMS. You can even converse with them using Alexa. This talk will explain how I built first chatbot for our Star Wars-struck family. Attendees will learn the key components required for a chatbot. A fully functional chatbot built using Java Serverless backend and multiple frontends such as Alexa, SMS and Slack will be explained. Attendees will learn how to publish their first Alexa skill set. Choice of technologies, development tools and debugging techniques will be explained. Attendees will be able to ask their Star Wars question live during the session.