Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Serverless Chatbots

A talk about what could happen if the wrong person combine multiple buzzwords and press the wrong button — and it played the situation for laughs. The main goal of this talk is to analyze 2 different and at the moment popular buzzwords — serverless and chatbots; combine them with node.js and simple NLP and show how easy is to build useful chatbots with insignificant cost of the infrastructure. Talk will contain following: — Introduction to serverless and AWS Lambda, and explanation why and what it is useful for. — Introduction to chatbots including a short history, an overview of the currently available platforms and a short intro to NLP. — Combining that in a practical example that shows how to develop a chatbot with node.js and simple NLP and how to deploy it to AWS Lambda for a fraction of the cost of a classical server infrastructure and in some cases for $0/month.

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Slobodan Stojanovic

Slobodan Stojanovic

Slobodan Stojanović is a programmer and entrepreneur from Belgrade, Serbia. For the past five years he worked as a CTO and a partner at Cloud Horizon, small Canadian-Serbian company that builds web apps for startups mostly from North America. He is also an organizer of meetups in JS Belgrade community for two years. He has a lot of experience with JavaScript and loves to play with offline webapps, chatbots, serverless architectures and new things available in both browser and NodeJS. Also loves Open Source.