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October 4-6, 2017 - Vancouver, BC Canada
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Thursday, October 5 • 2:00pm - 3:50pm
WORKSHOP: Serverless Bots with Node.js (I) - Bret McGowen, Google & Amir Shevat, Slack

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This talk will show you how to build both voice and chat bots using serverless technologies. Amir Shevat, Head of developer relations at Slack, has overseen 17K+ bots deployed on the platform. He will present a maturing model, as best practices, for enterprise bots covering all sorts of use cases ranging for devops, HR, and marketing. Alan Ho from Google Cloud will then show you how to use various serverless technologies to build these bots. He’ll give you a demo of Slack and Google Assistant bots incorporating Google’s latest serverless technology including Edge (API Management), CloudFunctions (Serverless Compute), Cloud Datastore, and API.ai.


Bret McGowen

Developer Advocate, Google
Bret is on the Google Cloud Platform team at Google, focusing on serverless products like Google Cloud Functions, App Engine, Firebase, machine learning APIs, and more. He's currently an aspiring Node.js developer. Prior to Google, Bret worked in the cloud industry at Rackspace a... Read More →
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Amir Shevat

Head of Developer Relations, Slack
Amir is a passionate product guy working with startups around the world. Currently, Amir leads Developer Relations at Slack. Previously, he was the global Startup Outreach lead at Google Developer Relations, led Google Campus Tel Aviv, was a Developer Advocate at Microsoft, and w... Read More →

Thursday October 5, 2017 2:00pm - 3:50pm
West Meeting Room 117