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Developing and Deploying Intelligent Chat Bots Course

About the Course

This 2-Day course is designed for developers and data scientists. This course will ramp up the attendee quickly on the Microsoft Bot Framework as a development tool/portal and the Cognitive Services APIs for intelligence, linking the two in the creation of an intelligent chat bot for conversational platforms. Thoughtful design, much like in Data Science, as well as user experience will be emphasized along with testing to create the best bot experiences.

Syllabus

The goal of this course is to cover the following modules:

  1. Principles of Bot Design
  2. Types of Bots
  3. Introduction to Microsoft Bot Framework
  4. Microsoft Bot Framework - Working With Channels
  5. Cognitive Services Overview
  6. Cognitive Services Integration with Bots
  7. Testing Bots
    • Unit Tests
    • Using Ngrok for Testing
    • Direct Line API
  8. Monitor Bot Health - Telemetry
  9. Introduction to LUIS

For Instructors:

For Students:

For Instructor-Led:

  • We recommend dowloading the site contents or cloning it if you can do so to your local computer.
  • Follow along with the classroom instructions and training sessions.
  • When there is a lab indicated, you may find the lab instructions in the Labs folder.

For Self-Study:

  • We recommend dowloading the site contents or cloning it if you can do so to your local computer.
  • Go to Slides folder and follow along with the slides.
  • When there is a lab indicated, you may find the lab instructions in the Labs folder.

General Links to Get Started on the Bot Framework

  • Microsoft Bot Framework documentation Link
  • Full LUIS documentation Link
  • Bot Samples for Nodejs Link
  • Bot Samples for C# Link
  • More Bot Samples Link
  • Lots of Bot resources Link