• BOTSCAMP

    ALL ABOUT BOTS. THE ORIGINAL FREE ONLINE CONFERENCE.

    No tickets, no travel time, no travel costs, replay as added value.

    Swiss Made.

  • About botscamp

    Register. Vote. Chat. Stream. Review.

    The worldwide botspot to be. From Switzerland around the world and from the world to Switzerland.

    Idea

    September 2016. Within two days the founder Thomas Schulz constructed the idea, website, @sprkybot as well channels in social media and a slack community. Later Ainara Bilbao and Maurice Codourey joined the team. The remarkable premiere on December 7, 2016 attracted more than 20 speakers and 150 participants. The 15 sessions at each 15 minutes voted by the participants scored a cumulated 1000 views. And the twitter channel collected 2500 followers within the first 12 weeks.


    botscamp focuses an overview and knowledge exchange about bots. Without the hassle of travelling to the Swiss mountains or somewhere else. A true online conference reflecting the nature of bots in the digital universe. Join our unique engagement at a much higher frequency than traditional events. All this for free.

     

    Fasten seat belts. botscamp follows the rapid prototyping method, so we cope with the exponential growth speed.

     

    Concept

    Simplicity as a barrier-free driver

     

    Follow @botscamp, maybe you will be scouted by our friendly @sprkybot. Have a unique newsfeed there, follow the news from the the world of bots. Register and have access to our open slack community where knowledge exchange and ideating is smooth and valuable.

    The participants vote at each botscamp for 15 sessions they want to see and experience. Speakers will be added to our livestream tool with a short training. Replay is available for speakers and participants for free. Missed the botscamp and your preferred session? Book it for an affordable price after the conference.

  • Ready to speak

    Our experts who want to present March 23 - join now to vote for their session

    Megan McGee​

    Javascript Developer, Make Bots

    Public Health and the Conversational Interface

    Cristina Santamarina

    Founder bots4health

    Moving away to move on

    Vaida Alisauskaite

    Director Webmobix

    AI for Language Learning

    Hajnalka Hejja

    CEO Smart Health UG / MediLad

    Learning about who we really are

    John Koetsier

    Journalist, analyst, economist, futurist

    Bots, apps, web: when to use each

    John Gray

    Co Founder Mentionmapp Analytics

    BotMapp: Twitter Bots as Weapons of Mass Amplification.​

    Daniel Niklaus

    CEO Netlive IT

    How can Chatbots work for your business?

    Jack Crawford

    Founder and CEO datalog.ai

    Conversational AI for Bots and Applications

    Dan Gailey

    Founder & CEO RadBots

    Monetizing Chatbots​

    Tobias Drechsel​

    Founder Vialogue

    Bots in Banks

    Lucas Ives

    Head of Conversation Engineering PullString

    The Character Imperative in Computer Conversation

    Will Sims

    Founder Botunity

    Finding talent in the Bot industry

    Kirk Borne

    Principal Data Scientist Booz Allen Hamilton

    What is Cognitive Computing, AI, and Machine Learning?

    Tom Hewitson

    Conversation Designer The Chatbot Agency

    Creating chatbot characters

    Jin Tanaka

    CEO and Founder Xpresso

    How Bots can help connecting people more in the real world.

    Marco Menichelli

    CTO XSENSE Corp.

    XSENSE is the first Artificial Intelligence that simulates the cognitive process of the human being in learning our language, without manual configuration.

  • Ready to inform the world about your bot, AI or machine learning?

    Call for speakers four times a year

    Register your session

    Let us know your idea for a presentation, specify which botscamp you like to attend - March, June, September or December 2017. After reviewing we get in touch with you.

  • How can Chatbots work for your business?

    Learn the different ways of how to use Chatbots effectively. You will get a better understanding how Chatbots improves the customer experience and helping to make life easier on your employees.

     

    Daniel Niklaus, CEO Netlive IT AG

    BotMapp: Twitter Bots as Weapons of Mass Amplification

    We'll highlight a case study of our BotMapp (prototype) being used to identify Bots and their activity around key social/political hashtags of the day.

     

    John Gray, Co Founder Mentionmapp Analytics

    Bots in Banks

    Short introduction which use cases we see in banking and financial sector. Furthermore some insights on which difficulties we see on integrating bots in large organizations and how to approach them.

     

    Tobias Drechsel, Founder Vialogue

    Monetizing Chatbots

    How to monetize your chatbot

     

    Dan Gailey, Founder/CEO RadBots

    Public Health and the Conversational Interface

    I'd like to share my experience with the process of designing at building Annie, a bot to deliver information about organizations to at-risk groups about agencies that serve them.

     

    Megan McGee, Javascript Developer Make Bots

    How Bots can help connecting people more in the real world

    Foxsy is the 1st matchmaking bots for new friends to make meaningful and beautiful connections.

     

    Jin Tanaka, CEO & Founder Xpresso

    AI for Language Learning

    Insights from building a chatbot with Artificial Intelligence for language learning. Technology and User Experience challenges.

     

    Vaida Alisauskaite, Director Webmobix

    What is Cognitive Computing, AI, and Machine Learning?

    I will discuss "algorithms that learn from experience", with examples in business, government, healthcare, and Astronomy. "Good judgment comes from experience. And experience comes from bad judgment."

     

    Kirk Borne, Principal Data Scientist Booz Allen Hamilton

    XSENSE Multilanguage Cognitive Process Emulation Engine

    XSENSE is the first Artificial Intelligence that simulates the cognitive process of the human being in learning our language, without manual configuration.

     

    Marco Menichelli, CTO XSENSE Corp.

    The Character Imperative in Computer Conversation

    We’ll describe how authors can craft personality and story arcs that infuse character into computer conversation.

     

    Lucas Ives

    Head of Conversation Engineering PullString

    Learning about who we really are

    Digging deep into our minds and emotions with the help of chatbots

     

    Hajnalka Hejja, CEO Smart Health UG / MediLad

    Bots, apps, web:

    When to use each

    We're bot-mad right now, but just because we have hammers doesn't mean every problem is a nail. I'll present some thoughts on when to use bots, when to use apps, and when to use the good old web.

     

    John Koetsier, Journalist, analyst, economist, futurist
    TUNE

    Creating chatbot characters

    Learn how to give your bot a backstory and identity that builds bonds and inspires trust. I'll share my experiences designing Pegg for Sage and how personality has become an integral part of UX.

     

    Tom Hewitson

    Conversation Designer The Chatbot Agency

    Moving away to move on

    Our experience moving from one chatbot platform to another: Reasons, friction and learnings.

     

    Cristina Santamarina, Founder bots4health

    Conversational AI for Bots and Applications

    Today's virtual assistants don't have ongoing conversations with humans. With advances in artificial intelligence this year, we will begin to see bots that can have a conversation in natural language.

     

    Jack Crawford, Founder and CEO datalog.ai

    Finding talent in the Bot industry

    The bot industry is growing at a fast rate but where do companies and talent go to discover each other? I will be talking about how to find/ attract talent in this space and best practices.

     

    Will Sims, Founder Botunity