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Chatbots – Leveling up your bot with language intelligence

June 1, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Jump into the new and exciting world of chat bots. Understand how this unique conversational platform is changing the way people interact with computers and artificial intelligence. In this session we will dive into the Microsoft Bot Framework; where you will learn the basics of building a simple chat bot in C#, how to publish it on the proper bot platform and how to upgrade its natural language processing using LUIS (Language Understanding Intelligent Service). After leaving this session, you will have all the resources you need to build your very own bot.

Kevin Leung is a Technical Evangelist at Microsoft working with students, startups and community developers in the Chicago metro and has recently been working with the Microsoft Bot Framework (.NET and Node) and ASP.NET Core technologies in the Open-source area alongside Microsoft’s engineering teams. His interests include health and safety innovation with a focus on IoT, hardware and machine learning. Kevin holds a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Rutgers University School of Engineering Class of 2016. His undergraduate career includes a focus with Operating Systems, Embedded Systems, FPGAs and graduate work in VLSI. @KSLHacks – http://KSLHacks.com

Lightning Talk – .NET Standard for Code Reuse
Colin DeClue, Senior Developer @ Rightpoint

This lightning talk will give a quick overview of .NET Standard vs .NET Core, and how to create reusable libraries to share code with legacy systems and new greenfield-tech apps.

6:00 – 6:30 Food, drinks, and networking  
6:30 – 8:30 Presentation 


Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Redmond, Washington, that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics and personal computers and services. 

Rightpoint, one of Chicago Tribune’s “Top 100 Workplaces” for the last 3 years running, is a customer experience agency with technology at its core. Serving Fortune 1,000 companies, Rightpoint is the only agency driving transformational change from the inside out. Founded on the belief that great customer experiences are fueled by the people who deliver them, Rightpoint’s mission is to remove barriers and uncover new possibilities to connect companies with their customers across every touchpoint. From web, mobile and social to IoT, eCommerce and cloud, Rightpoint brings a holistic point of view that enables exceptional experiences with lasting impact. With a client base of more than 250 companies, Rightpoint was named to Forbes’ 2014 list of America’s Most Promising Companies, and Crain’s 50 Fastest Growing Companies in Chicago  in 2016. For more information about our current job opportunities, visit rightpoint.com/careers and follow @Rightpoint.

JetBrains, creator of ReSharper, is a technology-leading software development firm specializing in the creation of intelligent development tools.  ReSharper is a renowned productivity tool that makes Microsoft Visual Studio a much better IDE. Thousands of .NET developers worldwide wonder how they’ve ever lived without ReSharper’s code inspections, automated code refactorings, blazing fast navigation, and coding assistance.


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June 1, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Aon Center / Microsoft Office
200 E Randolph Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60617 us
(312) 920-5600


Chicago .NET Developers (downtown)