The PHP Developer Stack for Building Chatbots

July EU

Presented by Christoph Rumpel (@christophrumpel)

Date: July 19, 2018
Time: 20:00 CEST

19:00 BST, 13:00 CDT, 11:00 PDT
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Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, WeChat, Skype, and Telegram have more than three billion active users combined! This led messenger platforms to open their doors for application development on their chats and started the rise of these applications. We all know them today as chatbots.

Chatbots are much more than a hype. They change the way we communicate with companies and are bringing customer support and personalization to a new level. But what does the technology behind look like?

In this talk, I will show you all the tools it takes to build a chatbot in PHP. You will see what it’s like developing and testing chatbots for multiple platforms and how NLP (Natural Language Processing) services can help you to understand the user.

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Christoph Rumpel

Christoph Rumpel

After trying my luck in the rock music industry for ten years, I decided it was time for a change of scenery. So I started studying Media Technology and discovered my passion for web development. Following this new found passion, I started to work as a backend developer at a Viennese Agency. For the last five years, I worked there with my favorite tools: PHP and Laravel.

Since 2016, I am using these tools to build chatbots for messengers and custom website integrations.

Since 2018 I am working on my own and I’m currently writing an Ebook about chatbots for PHP developers. I also share my experiences and current projects on Meetups and conferences.

I love coding, teaching, surfing and my Nintendo Switch.

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