Hands On: Chatbots for Learning & Development

  • March 21, 2019
  • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • South University, 4401 North Himes Ave, Atrium & Classroom 2533, Tampa, FL 33614


  • To be used for those with food allergies

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Hands On: Chatbots for Learning & Development


  • Participants must bring a laptop & charging cable
  • Participants must have an Outlook.com account
  • Laptops must be wifi enabled (wifi will be provided, but be prepared for slower speeds if the group is large!)
  • Participants must have a copy of Microsoft Azure (trial version is fine)
    • Trial version must be downloaded prior to class as bandwidth at the event will be limited; the trial version does require a credit card but can be canceled after class
Description: Chat bots are widely used in customer service to provide answers to common customer questions. What if we could use chat bots for learning and performance support? This session will give you the knowledge and skills to build your own Q&A chat bot without any programming knowledge. Come to learn the basics of supervised machine learning and build something you can take back to your workplace to show off your new skills. During this session, you will create free trial accounts for services like Microsoft's Azure Portal, Bot Framework, QnA Maker, and Skype, and follow a step-by-step guide on how to integrate these services to support your Q&A chat bot.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify free AI tools for learning and performance support. 
  • Describe chat bots and their application for learning and development. 
  • Build a chat bot and data components to support any work project.

Presenter: Alexander Salas, CPLP

Bio:  Alexander Salas is an award-winning Certified Professional in Learning and Performance and instructional designer specializing in elearning and augmented reality for workplace learning .  He has over 12 years of experience in the healthcare and IT industries after serving as a Hospital Corpsman in the US Navy while attached to US Marines units.  Alex is also a Udemy instructor on elearning gamification and a regular contributor to many popular industry blogs.

Alex can make boring topics look fun in highly interactive eLearning and AWESOMAZING experiences!

Meeting Agenda:

5:30 - 6:00 PM Registration, Networking & Dinner in Classroom #2533
6:15 - 6:30 PM Announcements
6:30 - 8:00 PM Speaker Presentation & Q&A
8:00 - 8:15 PM
Wrap Up

Our meeting location is:

South University
4401 North Himes Avenue
Classroom #2533 (second floor)
Tampa, FL 33614

  • Classroom is located on second floor
    • If using the stairs, turn right at the 2nd floor landing, classroom is down hall on the right (if using elevator, upon exiting, turn left, classroom is down the hall on the right)
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