Last week I had the honor to present two sessions at TechBash 2017. I would like to thank the organizers for having me over, and thank the audience for attending my sessions. Unfortunately, the sessions were not recorded, but you can find the slide decks and links to code samples below.
Session 1 – Building an IoT Massive Multiplayer Game in 60 Minutes
The realm of Internet of Things (IoT) is quite trendy these days. Take hundreds (or thousands, or millions) of devices, gather information at scale, make educated decisions and send commands back to the devices in order to get a really cool system up and running. Sounds easy? No? Well, while setting up an IoT system can be quite hard, there are platforms which make this process significantly easier.
In this one hour session we’ll see just how we can utilize the Azure IoT platform to build live on stage an IoT system which is actually a massive multiplayer game complete with sensors, devices, analytics and commands. Oh, and you will be a part of it too…
The sample source code for this session can be found at https://github.com/estiller/iot-game.
Session 2 – Bot-Tender: A Chat Bot Walks into a Bar
Chatbots are a rising and exciting new way to interact with your users and engage them wherever they are. You most probably have a web site, you might have a mobile application, and if you’re really serious (or bored) you might have a desktop application as well. But do you have a chat bot? Be it in Slack, Skype, Facebook or anywhere else – your users are already there, so why not allow them to interact with your service directly from there in a human, natural way?
In this session you’ll get to know the Microsoft Bot Framework and the Azure Bot Service, as we use them to build a real live bot bartender on stage and tackle all of the development issues one by one. So do you have a bot yet? Now is a great time!
The sample source code for this session can be found at https://github.com/estiller/beer-bot.
These sessions were the first of my planned October engagements. Stay tuned for more sessions to come.