Bot! zine - Issue #43

Late newsletter this week, since Monday was Labor Day here in the US (so we were busy... not laboring
Bot! zine - Issue #43
By Bot! zine • Issue #43
Late newsletter this week, since Monday was Labor Day here in the US (so we were busy… not laboring). 
I’m seeing a common theme in a few of this week’s stories: analytics. This is something we’ve been thinking about a ton at Growbot, so I’m especially interested to hear what Dennis from has to say on the matter in this week’s episode of the O'Reilly Radar podcast. 
Also, tiny plug(s), I’m speaking at of Chatbots on the 13th here in San Francisco! I hope to see some of you there! I also wrote a post this week about one of my favorite product features at Growbot, called Operator. Check it out!

I talk to our bot sometimes.
I talk to our bot sometimes.
Required Reading
A Microsoft chatbot is insulting people again, and that's a good thing
Your Face doesn’t have a name like Siri or Cortana but he has the face of an old man and is a pretty salty curmudgeon. Upload any photo or GIF and the bot will guess the age, analyze expression, and share a few opinions about the face sprinkled with salty curmudgeonness.
How Botanalytics helped PennyCat to increase engagement 87%
If you’re a bot developer and have questions about how to increase user engagement, stay tuned and keep reading because user engagement is…
Dennis Yang on Bot Analytics by O'Reilly Radar
Stream Dennis Yang on Bot Analytics by O'Reilly Radar from desktop or your mobile device
Visually Intelligent Bots - The Future of Fashion Personalisation
Visually intelligent bots replaces the human stylist and takes personalization a step further. It is cheap, fast, on-demand, scalable, and accessible.
What The Guardian has learned from chatbots
The Guardian used its food-related chat bot to inform its main news bot.
New Bots, Tools, and Directories:
Brian Moore on Twitter: "i made a golden ratio bot. because why not
This may be one of my favorite new art bots, so check it out! 
Sequel: bot platform for messengers
Create media and entertainment bots without writing code to engage the 3B+ users on messaging apps. Easy to use drag-and-drop authoring and publishing tools with rich media capabilities.
What’s in your bot stack? Survey results of people building bots today
There have been continuous releases of various APIs, frameworks, and other tools to help developers build and scale bots over the past two…
9/6 Budapest Bots Meetup 1.0 - Budapest Bots Meetup (Budapest)
Hi fellow Botmasters,
let us come together and start chatting about bots! This will be the first event hosted by Budapest Bots but we hope many more will follow.
At this inagural event we are going to
9/8 Inside the Chatbot: Frameworks and technologies for building your Chatbot - #BotsWorldTLV (Tel Aviv-Yafo)
Dear Chatbotters, We are very happy to invite you to another #BotsWorldTLV meetup. After feedback from the community, we’ve decided to change the theme of this meetup to be: Inside the Chatbot.
Leaders of ChatBots Tickets, Tue, Sep 13
Hey, come see me speak at this! Co-hosted by tech pioneer Phil Libin and curated by the Team with nominations submitted via our platform, you’ll hear from the industry’s top leaders and enthusiasts.
Enjoy this unique opportunity to learn, network and discuss the latest technology for all things bots.
All bots welcome.
Learn from 3 companies on how to have a bot idea and turn it into a business. Speakers:
Artyom Keydunov, CEO Of Statsbot. Statsbot is an analytical bot that works inside Slack. It integrates with Goo
Sept. 28 & 29, 2016 Fair Market Austin, TX - Two days of bot talks and community building! Bot! zine readers get 25% off the price of admission! Go see talks from bot luminaries like Ted Livingston of Kik, Amir Shevat of Slack, Esther Crawford of Olabot, and many more!
Interested in sponsoring? Drop me an email! Or just write to say “Hi!” too, that’s totally cool :)
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