Cloud Computing

TH13 Add a Conversational User Interface to your App with the Microsoft Bot Framework


11:00am - 12:15pm

Level: Introductory to Intermediate

Walt Ritscher

Walt Ritscher

Staff Author at LinkedIn

Humans love conversations with other people. These conversations spill out into our social networks. Just look at how your family and friends use Facebook, Instagram, SMS, Slack and Twitter. Even though parts of these services are text-based, the online interaction is really a give and take conversation. Researchers around the world are looking at how to build application services that use a conversational approach. Microsoft research has their own version, the Microsoft Bot Framework. Now customers can interact with your API, check an order status, buy a pizza, in a conversational manner. This session will help you learn about bot infrastructure, how to write your own bot to communicate with a user and how to manage conversation state.

You will learn:

  • How to build and deploy a bot
  • How to work with conversation state
  • Where the Bot Framework fits into Microsoft language SDKs