Venue: Spire Tech Talk Room (14th Floor)
==> Enter the Google NYC Building on 8th Ave at the 15th street side. There will be an EVENTS COUNTER there where you to pick up your badges. Please have photo ID (matching your registration name) ready!
Learn more about the "Build Actions for Your Community" initiative here:
This is the first in a 2-part series of events focused on Conversational UI/UX in general, and on building apps for the Google Assistant in particular. The date/venue for part B will be updated here prior to the event. However, here is the expected agenda:
VOICE CAMP PREP SESSION (today)
4:00 pm : CODELABS (Pre-Event)
Get a jump start on your training with self-study and Google's codelabs. Experts will be available to help you with tips and guidance.
6:00 pm : DOORS OPEN (Main Event)
You MUST arrive before 6:30pm to pick up badges.
Registration will close after that and late arrivals will not be allowed in.
6:30 pm : WELCOME (About VoiceCamp)
Speaker: Allen Firstenberg - Google Developer Expert (Assistant)
6:45 pm : INVITED TALK
"Connecting with your customers via the Google Assistant".
Speaker: Maria Wang-Faulkner - Global Product Partnerships, Google Assistant, Google
Abstract: Conversational interfaces are growing in popularity and customers increasingly crave both immediate and authentic communication. How can you adapt to best serve their needs? In this session, join Maria Wang-Faulkner to hear about ways to reach and engage customers using the latest and greatest capabilities on the Actions on Google platform.
Speaker Bio: Maria Wang-Faulkner works on Global Product Partnerships for the Google Assistant. Her focus is on launching new platform capabilities, helping developers with discovery and re-engagement, and delivering great user experiences. Maria studied Public Policy at Columbia University, Entrepreneurship at Stanford, and Law and Liberal Arts at the University of Sydney. She currently resides in NYC.
7:30 pm : FEATURE TALK:
"Role of Analytics in Voice Assistants & Chatbots",
Speaker: Arte Merritt - Co-founder and CEO, Dashbot
Abstract: Dashbot is the leading chat bot analytics platform in the industry today. In his talk Arte Merritt will discuss the role of analytics in voice assistants and chatbots -- how they differ from traditional web and mobile analytics; how to use analytics to increase engagement, acquisition, and monetization; as well as insights and learnings from the data Dashbot is capturing, having processed over 39 billion messages.
Speaker Bio: Previously, Arte founded the mobile analytics platform, Motally, which he led to a successful exit via sale to Nokia. Arte has 18 years experience in the mobile space and over 20 in the analytics space, working with companies like Yahoo Mobile, Turner Broadcasting, and a wide variety of startups. In addition, he helped launch two accelerator programs, Turner’s Media Camp and Mobile Monday’s Momentum, and is a mentor in Orange Fab. Arte is an MIT alum.
8:00 pm : ACTIONS SHOWCASE:
If you have or are working on an Action, talk about it now!
Then network with others and begin your plans for what you'll be building to help your community.
VOICE CAMP HACK SESSION (Jul 28)