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IBM Developer Event: How to Build your own Chatbot

November 13, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:45 pm EST

IBM Developer Event: How to Build your own Chatbot

NYC Blockchain Center and Founding Member IBM Developer Team cohost this series of developer events.


Please bring proof of RSVP and ID in order to attend.



Chat bots can be useful in so many different industries and scenarios. Do you want to learn how to build your own in 15 mins or less ? If so come check out this workshop!

Learn the fundamental concepts behind creating a chat bot that can have meaningful and natural conversations. You will learn about the Watson Assistant service and the building blocks of a conversation including


You will learn about:

– Intents: to convey purpose or goal

– Entities: make logical decisions based on user input

– Dialogs: design a conversation

– Slots: collect important information to fulfill an intent

– Digressions and Handlers: handle unexpected conversations.


We will then take the chat bot you built and use it to create an application using Node-RED. Node-RED is an open source logic engine that allows programmers of any level to easily write code that can connect to APIs, hardware, IoT devices or online services.


– In order to run this workshops, Please sign up for IBM cloud via: https://ibm.biz/BdzCzn

– Please bring a laptop to follow along



6:30pm – doors open, food & networking

6:45pm – introductions round robin

7-8pm – hands-on workshop

8-8:30pm – Q&A

8:45pm – venue closes


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About the Presenter

Pooja Mistry (@poojamakes) is a developer advocate for IBM Cloud. She works on expanding the reach of IBM’s technology to New York City’s developer community. Her area of interest includes prototyping with NodeRED and working with AI services to build fun and interesting things! Prior to living in NYC, Pooja lived in Boston, MA where she was working as an API automation engineer in the healthcare tech industry. She mainly works in Javascript and Java, however she tinkers with Python. She is currently passionate about Node-RED and building IoT applications using Node-RED services. She is a strong believer in helping new technologist get up and running with technology and feel confident in their abilities to make!


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