February 22-24, 2023
Montreal, Canada

Building an interactive Slack bot

Slack is a popular messaging app used by over 750,000 companies including 65% of the Fortune 100 companies. Did you know you can do more than just send text messages with the odd image or emoji? It's possible to create a rich interactive UI using Slack's Block Kit UI framework. In this session we'll build a simple hot-desk booking bot with Node.js where you'll learn how to respond to events from your controls and adjust the displayed message.

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Gerard Gallant

Dovico Software

Gerard Gallant is the CIO of Dovico Software. He also maintains their hosted infrastructure, is building out a DevOps solution, and is the Lead Software Architect for two of Dovico's three products. When not at work, you'll still find him coding and researching as he has an insatiable drive to learn. As a huge fan of WebAssembly, he was fortunate to have been given the opportunity to write a book on the subject: "WebAssembly in Action" (https://www.manning.com/books/webassembly-in-action).

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