DialogFlow | Training

Do I need to hire a developer to build MY chatbot idea?

I recently got an email from a course student: Let me describe my background first. I am an engineer, but not in computer field, so I consider myself technical, but not programmer. With many reasons I choose to change my working field, and I have tried to learn about IT and programming and end up with building a chatbot. Before I took your courses, I enrolled in Javascript + NodeJS courses, then Dialogflow course in Udemy which teaches using Dialogflow with Facebook Messenger by custom integration (REST API approach). As a programming beginner, it was very painful and costed a lot of time. Even after I completed that course I still had no confidence I could build a real thing….

DialogFlow | Training

Using Collect.chat for preNLU bots

In a previous article, I talked about why it would be a good option to use a rules-based, conditional logic bot as a “pre NLU” bot before you build out your actual NLU-based website chatbot. A good option for this is Collect.chat. I tried out the Collect.Chat service for a month (I chose the Standard plan – $49/month so I could experience the entire set of features) and I really liked it. There are also other similar services, and while I haven’t compared them all, I have very little hesitation in recommending Collect.chat for creating your preNLU bot. Note: the link above is an affiliate link, but I am recommending the service because I believe it is best-in-class for the…