Bot Summit is an event where botmakers from around the world get together, both in person and online, to discuss the art and craft of making software bots. Bot Summit 2014 was held on November 8, 2014 in Boston, MA and via Google Hangout On Air.
Bot Summit was generously sponsored by Wordnik, whose fantastic language API powers many, many bots.
We recorded all of Bot Summit for your viewing pleasure, embedded below. (There is also video of Bot Summit 2013.)
Links to Individual Sessions
- Opening Comments, Participant Introductions
- The Top 20 Reasons Bots Are Cool, Ivy Baumgarten
- @congressedits: Politics + Wikipedia + Twitter = ?, Ed Summers
- Bot activism through tools instead of content, Rob Dubbin
- Protest bots, Zach Whalen
- Fun With Corpora Manipulation, Thrice Dotted
- Translating World Clock, Nick Montfort
- Reverse Engineering Netflix, Ian Bogost
- Wordnik Goes Not-for-Profit, Erin McKean
- Twitter Bots and Fair Use, Tobi Hahn
- Image Bots, Beau Gunderson and Matt Schneider
- The Lonely Project, Lauren Hallden
- Bot Culture and the Myth of the Wacky Inventor, Johannah King-Slutzky
- Selfhood and the Icon, Katie Rose Pipkin
- Publishing and Preserving Bots, Leonardo Flores
- Closing Comments
During the summit we had a chat channel for our roughly 80 remote viewers to discuss the talks. The full log of the chat is available here.
A lot of discussion also happened on the #botsummit Twitter hashtag, and it's worth looking there too.