Does your business have a chatbot?
Do you want to build one but have no idea where to begin?
This course shows you how to build chatbots for Facebook Messenger using Chatfuel, the platform of choice for such brands as Netflix, Adidas, HTC, TechCrunch, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, MTV, Reebok and thousands more.
If your business doesn’t have a chatbot on Facebook Messenger, then you’re missing out on a huge opportunity to turbo charge your marketing and keep your customers and clients engaged with your brand.
A Chatbot is an autonomous tool that can interact with users using conversational messaging. Conversational messaging is the absolute best way to interact with your audience. A chatbot opens up millions of avenues & opportunities for your business.
For instance, a customer service chatbot can interact with your customers on Facebook to provide them support and answers to most common problems.
A marketing chatbot can promote and even sell products, all from the comforts of Facebook Messenger. On the other hand, you can build a smart service that pulls information from various sources and presents it to the user as a chat message!
The possibilities are endless.
Today, users spend more time in messaging apps such as Facebook Messenger, than on websites and other social media platforms. A chatbot allows your business to be where your customers are at.
This course is designed for developers, marketers, business managers and virtually anyone, who wishes to expand their horizons and use chatbots as powerful tools for enhancing business and marketing potential.
We will begin by building chatbots that do not require any coding, but as any experienced bot developer will tell you, bots do require custom code & logic for ultimate scalability and features. Unlike other courses that claim to build bots without any coding, this course takes a realistic stand and gives you a taste of writing custom messenger extensions, integrations, plugin and logic that is built and deployed using cutting-edge serverless technology on AWS.
Be a part of this incredible revolution as conversational messaging takes a giant leap across traditional apps and social media.
As with all my courses, I’m 100% available to each and every student, to help out when in need and beyond. And best of all, this course will be enriched with fresh content from time to time.
My name is Sachin Bhatnagar, your instructor and friend, for this course. I have been coding since the 90s and have taught and consulted several organisations over the past 18+ years. Join my extended family of over 15,000 students.
Together, let’s build some chatbots!
What knowledge & tools are required?
- Familiarity with NodeJS
- You should be able to use the terminal/command line on Windows / MacOS / Linux
- You should be familiar with APIs
- You should be familiar with Facebook Messenger
- An active Facebook account
- A free Chatfuel account
Who should take this course?
- Web & Mobile developers interested in building chatbots for Facebook Messenger
- Professionals who want to be at the cutting edge of technology
- You should not take this course if you're not a coder
What will students achieve at the end of the course?
- Understand and learn about conversational interfaces and agents
- Build state of the art chatbots for Facebook Messenger using Chatfuel
- Use images in conversation
- Use Lists and Carousels to display user options
- Capturing user data and routing conversations
- Integrating Wit with Chatfuel
- Building AI Rules
- Implement Broadcast Messaging
- Build message sequences
- Built custom functions to parse user data and route conversation
- Build serverless webhooks using NodeJS
- Use third-party APIs
- Use AWS Lambda to deploy webhooks
- Build Facebook Messenger Extensions
- Use Chatfuel plugins like Zapier and integrations with Google Sheets
StartDownloading Assets (0:32)
StartSetup and the Welcome Message (8:29)
StartFavourite TV Show (8:08)
StartCan you guess? (4:40)
StartMy favourite movie (4:41)
StartAsk a question (7:17)
StartMarvel Facts (5:19)
StartDC Facts (3:43)
StartHandling Small Talk (4:11)
Sachin began dabbling with Computer Programming & Graphics at the age of 14 on a Sinclair Spectrum Home Computer using the BASIC language. During the early 2000s, Sachin was instrumental in crafting web based CRM solutions for a prominent Internet Service Provider in India.
In 2001, Sachin ventured into Computer Graphics & Visual Effects training and production. From developing world class curriculum to imparting training to over five thousand students in the classroom and over twenty five thousand online on platforms such as Sitepoint Premium, Udemy and Packt Publishing, Sachin has been instrumental in fuelling innovation, creating brand identities and crafting world class software solutions for corporate companies and individuals alike.
Sachin has also supervised award winning animation and visual effects short films and has worked with one of India's top most Media & Entertainment Education brands as a Vice President. Sachin's first love is coding and he strongly emphasizes its importance to all students.
With a strong background in design and programming, Sachin is also a budding writer and a world cuisine connoisseur. With over 15+ years of Industry experience in industries as diverse as Software Development, Animation, Visual Effects, Film Making, Education & Brand Management behind him, Sachin strongly believes in perseverance, attention to detail and logic as mantras to a successful professional life.