WooWeb, the monthly Worcestershire-based meetup for the digital industry, hosted this month’s event “An Evening of Bots and Robotics” at our head offices in Hartlebury on Thursday 28th February. Martin Kearn, Technical Evangelist and Developer at Microsoft, was the leading speaker for the event, as well as Dan Atkinson from drpdigital. The WooWeb meetup talk discussed robotics, and how bots could fundamentally change how we interact with applications.
Martin Kearn is a well-respected industry leader and has been at Microsoft for over 11 years. He’s now an evangelist for the company, and he speaks at events such as conferences, meet-ups, and user groups. Based near Birmingham, Martin works in and promotes: Web, Cognitive, Office, Windows and Azure.
"Bots will lead to a world where we are using natural language to interact with device and services. Therefore, we are extremely grateful to have Microsoft expertise contributing to the conversation with other local Worcestershire-based digital profession
Adam Cox, Head of Development, at drpdigital commented, “It was fantastic to host the talk on Bots and Robotics. It provided a valuable insight into the world of Bots, which are essentially a new type of app. Bots will lead to a world where we are using natural language to interact with device and services. Therefore, we are extremely grateful to have Microsoft expertise contributing to the conversation with other local Worcestershire-based digital professionals. drpdigital are looking into implementing bots and it was a great learning for us.”
We hosted the event at the head office in Kidderminster with a cinema style presentation room, pizza, and drinks. There has been 36 WooWeb meetups in Worcestershire with various digital-related topics and last night’s event marked 36 months (3 years) of WooWeb meet ups, and it was well participated with 24 digital professionals attending the evening.