We've been away for a few months, some might say "isolating". We hope you're all safe and well. Over the past few months we've talked long and hard about hosting our meetups online. The ethos of NE:Tech has always been about that face-to-face social interaction that becomes impossible when we're all remote. This has been the key driver in cancelling our monthly events until recently. This month we have Phil Johnson take to the stage to talk about integrating a Chatbot into Facebook Messenger.

Next Event

NE:Tech Online - August 2020

August 13, 2020

Phil Johnson

Chatbot Engines with Google Dialogflow


Development / Writing Code

Automate yourself with a Facebook Messenger account hooked up to a Google DialogFlow chatbot engine. Train your automated self and add intelligence using webhooks to custom webservices.

Lead Frontend software engineer @ BGL

About Phil

Phil has a wealth of experience having worked on a number of software projects in the past ranging from .NET, Ruby on Rails to cloud based architecture like AWS. He is passionate about tech leadership and nurturing the excellent tech culture that we have in the world today.

Previous Events

NE:Tech Online - July 2020

July 9, 2020

Jon Skeet

Crash, bang, wallop: miscellaneous lessons from exploring a drum kit


Development / Writing Code

NE:Tech - March 2020

March 12, 2020

Leigh Rathbone

The future of tech, and the role of the mobile phone



NE:Tech - February 2020

February 13, 2020

Stephen Powers

Limitations of Sentiment Analysis


Natural Language Processing

Colin Eberhardt

Build Your Own WebAssembly Compiler


Development / Writing Code


Mark Jose

Technical Principal

@ Scott Logic

James Leftley

Senior Developer

@ Scott Logic

Chris Brown

Senior Test Engineer

@ Scott Logic

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