Wizeline Bots Crash Course

What is a bot? Why does everyone want one? How do they work? How fast can I build one? Join the hype and get answer to all of these questions in this course. We will teach you how to build your own chatbot from scratch using regular programming languages.


Bots Crash Course Lecturers

Alonso Fernández

Alonso Fernández

Manager, Strategic Partnerships at Facebook

Alonso manages strategic partnerships for Facebook Latin America. He works closely with stakeholders in the tech ecosystem creating and fostering partnerships that will provide millions of people affordable and relevant digital services and tools. He also guides top developers from the region in the creation lighthouse messenger bots. Before Facebook, he worked as a Telecommunications Sr. Account Manager at Google

Eduardo Romero

Eduardo Romero

Eduardo has worked on a wide range of technology-based solutions from E-commerce to Healthcare to IoT. He was Chief of Software Engineering at a state level government branch and was awarded as the most innovative government institution three years in a row. Eduardo graduated from Tecnológico de Monterrey with a BS in Computer Science.

Joel Monteon

Joel Monteon

Joel studied graphic design in Guadalajara and has been working as a visual and interaction designer for 10 years. Before joining Wizeline, he worked as a product designer and user researcher for a startup. Joel is the design lead for the user experience of chatbots.

Gustavo Córdova

Juan Sandoval

Juan studied Computer Systems at Instituto Tecnológico de Tepic. He has been working as a Software developer for seven years, focused on web technologies and building a variety of systems for services, financial and health sectors. For the last few years he has been focused on Reactive Programming.

Ory Medina

Ory Medina

Ory is currently pursuing his PhD, with a research focus on human learning and memory. He’s a published author of four research papers and a book chapter on the subject. The long term objective of his research is to “play an imitation game” towards generating Strong Artificial Intelligence. At Wizeline he focuses on Natural Language Processing and the Bots initiative. Ory earned his MSc from Cinvestav.

Bots Crash Course Schedule

Day 1

Registration &Breakfast

Introduction & Mentors Kick Off

Introduction to Conversational Interfaces

The User Experience of Chat Bots


Bots Technical Overview: Apps, Webhooks, and Messaging APIs

Exercise: build your first chatbot from scratch with Facebook Messenger

Day 2

Exercise: add Natural Language Processing to your chatbot

Bots Technical Overview - Part 2: Integrations


Exercise: integrate your bot with an external API

How to build a bot on a platform

Student Bots Showcase & happy hour

Pre-requisites for Bots Crash Course

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Fluent in English - the entire course is taught in English.

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Must be a software engineer,
Preferably fluent in web development (NodeJS + Express).

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Bring your own laptop to build your bot with Text Editor or IDE (Sublime, Atom, Vim, Visual Studio, WebStorm, etc.) installed.

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