October 19, 2016
San Francisco, CA

Toolkit overview

Amir Shevat (Slack)
2:05pm–2:55pm Wednesday, 10/19/2016
Location: Robertson Auditorium
Average rating: ****.
(4.29, 7 ratings)

Bot developers can choose from a wide variety of toolkits and frameworks—both commercial and open source—to handle everything from messaging to natural language processing. To make sense of that landscape, we’ve asked Amir Shevat, who runs developer relations at Slack, to give an overview of bot development tools from his perspective as a platform manager. He’ll weigh the pros and cons of the popular bot frameworks and describe the strategic decisions that go into building the right bot stack.

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Amir Shevat

Slack

Bot developers can choose from a wide variety of toolkits and frameworks—both commercial and open source—to handle everything from messaging to natural-language processing. To make sense of that landscape, we’ve asked Amir Shevat, who runs developer relations at Slack, to give an overview of bot development tools from his perspective as a platform manager. He’ll weigh the pros and cons of the popular bot frameworks and describe the strategic decisions that go into building the right bot stack.

—Jon Bruner, Program Chair

Amir Shevat is the head of developer relations at Slack. Previously Amir was the global startup outreach lead in Google Play and led scalable programs in developer relations and Google Campus Tel Aviv. Amir has also founded and sold several startups. He is a developer at heart with a passion for B2C and mobile.