Wednesday 

Room 2 

17:40 - 18:40 

(UTC±00

Talk (60 min)

How to Build a Quokkabot

Quokkas are the happiest animal in Australia that surprisingly isn't trying to kill you. But can you really be sure that what you're looking at is a Quokka and not something more dangerous?

Let's look at how we can build a quokka identifying chatbot, combining Twilio's WhatsApp, MMS and SendGrid APIs with machine learning based image detection powered by Microsoft's Custom Vision API.

Join me as we learn how to train and then link up an ML model across multiple communication channels to create an engaging, accessible chatbot. And of course lots of photos of quokkas.

Amy Kapernick

Amy wears many hats as a business owner, senior engineer, mentor and conference addict. She regularly shares her knowledge with her peers and the next generation of developers by mentoring, speaking at and organising events as well as mentoring up and coming developers within her business.

Amy can be found volunteering her time with DDD Perth as Vice Chair and Director of Conference Content, organising Perth Azure User Group and mentoring at various SheCodes events. She has been recognised as a Twilio Champion and a Microsoft MVP since 2019 and has been nominated for the WiTWA awards previously.

In her spare time Amy shares her knowledge and experience writing blogs, speaking at conferences and running workshops on a variety of topics across front end development, accessibility, mental health and more. She has previously given keynotes at international events and conferences around the world.