Flow XO: Bot Building Workshop / Hackathon

Event Info

Fri 22 Jul, 2016 at 10:00am
The Landing - Blue Tower
Salford, M50 2ST, UK
Cost: Free (RSVP required)


Aimed at all Manchester businesses and digital agencies - An Introduction to the possibilities of automated customer acquisition and engagement through chat platforms - using 'Bots'.

The future of online customer interaction is through conversational interfaces - messaging apps. Brands will want to be represented where the most eyes fall - in Facebook Messenger, in Whatsapp, Twitter, SMS - anywhere that conversation is happening. 

For this reason, Flow XO, Facebook, Microsoft and others have all launched 'Chat Bot' platforms in the last few months, in an attempt to bring automation and efficiency to customer engagament through these channels.

This event aims to cut through the buzz around Bots - and consider the current and future application of customer engagement and service through automated conversation.

Join Flow XO on the day for an introduction to current landscape, rigorous dicussion, Q&A with industry experts and an opportunity to get first hand experience building and deploying your own Bots into conversational interfaces. The best use case coming out of this Hackathon will win a days' consultancy with Flow XO and 3 months hosting of their Bot for either you or your client. The workshop starts at 10am, but breakfast networking is also available - separate registration needed here.

Check out a video demo here of the technology you can play with on the day, and a great intro from Tech North here to the company delivering the workshop, FlowXO.

8.00 - 9.30: A Conversational Breakfast (Ticketed separately. Please register here)

10.00 - 10.30: Intros and context: What is the current landscape of bot technology - Cutting through the noise to understand persistent use cases. - Maya Dibley, The Landing / John Jackson, Flow XO / Steven Booth, Flow XO

11.00 - 11.30: Question and Answer session

11.30 - 12.30: Bot building kick off

12.30 - 13.30: Lunch provided (but keep working if you want!)

13.30 - 15.30: Bot building continues

15.30 - 16.00: Review, Q&A, Flow XO Platform prize for the best Bot use case 

16.00 - late: Bot building continues for anyone who wants to stay!