Building a Better Web
June 11–12, 2018: Training
June 12–14, 2018: Tutorials & Conference
San Jose, CA

Chatbots are not just for play (sponsored by SAP)

11:00am–11:40am Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Location: 211 C/D
Average rating: **...
(2.67, 3 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Learn how chatbot technology can increase productivity and simplify work streams in the office
  • Explore available tools for building and implementing chatbots


Conversational UI has grown in popularity and utility over the past few years. Companies have invested in voice and chat interfaces to expose information, and there are many platforms available to help build conversational interfaces, serving a wide variety of end goals.

Meredith Hassett explains how chatbot technology can increase productivity and simplify work streams in the office. Meredith then details the tool box for conversational UI and leads a deep dive into tools specific for workplace chatbots, particularly those connecting bots to backend data systems.

Topics include:

  • Tools available for conversational UI development
  • Use cases for select tools
  • Enterprise-grade chatbot tools
  • How to develop a bot with the enterprise tools

This session is sponsored by SAP.

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Meredith Hassett


Meredith Hassett is a developer evangelist at SAP, where she shares her knowledge in frontend development, UI design, and the IoT. Meredith has worked on applications for financial institutions, nonprofits, and travel groups. She is a FIRST Robotics alumni and has worked on integrated technology solutions in designing novelty products. Meredith currently works out of San Francisco and spends her days finding new ways to blend her other passions with technology. Originally from the Philadelphia area, she holds a BS in computer engineering from the University of Virginia.