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  • Making the Elixir Parser atom-safe

    When I gave my talk about the Elixir parser on Elixirconf EU, I was introduced by the host as: “the guy who does things with the Elixir parser that nobody ever thought of”. I’ll take that as a compliment, I guess :-) This post is about one part of that talk: how the Elixir parser used to create atoms while parsing and how I contributed to fixing that.

  • The Elixir AST explained using the AST Ninja

    Elixir is an extensible programming language, which means that, by using metaprogramming, we can enhance the way it works. The tool that plays a pivotal role in this is the Elixir parser, which creates an AST from source code files. This post explains what the AST is and how it can be explored more easily.

  • Why you should not miss CodeBEAM Lite Amsterdam

    At the end of this month, november 30th, the CodeBEAM conference series lands in Amsterdam for a one-day CodeBEAM Lite conference.

  • How to build a CityGuideBot with Botsquad

    How would you help your customers when you are a zoo, or a city, or when you want to help your customers outside the walls of your building, like the Hospitality industry? “I’d use an app for that!”, I hear you say… That is an excellent idea! If only people weren’t so tired of downloading yet another app… So no, if you want to help your customers at any location, without having to download anything and have all the convenience of a Conversational User Interface, then you could use a chatbot.

  • How is Botsquad different?

    When you are looking to build a chatbot on, say, Facebook Messenger, you will find that there are many chatbot platforms out there to choose from. If you haven’t built a chatbot before, it’s hard to see the difference between them. They all claim they are really easy to use, and the sky is the limit.

  • How to improve your hiring process and saving cost at the same time using a chatbot

    As a startup we have a lot of energy, a lot of ideas and a lot of fun, but what we don’t have is a lot of time and enough resources. Now that our platform is getting momentum, we need to scale up our team, but as efficiently as possible. So we decided to use our own product to solve this. 

  • How AI, Machine Learning and Automation will Impact Business in 2018 and Beyond

    This post was guest-authored by Tara Callinan and Jenneva Vargas from Accelo

  • botsquad is hiring humans!

    We are now operational for three months with our platform and exceeded the 600 bots, 200 users and 8 million messages! Wanna join?

  • Bubblescript: Beyond the DSL

    At Botsquad, we are building a conversational app platform. It is aimed at developers who would like to get quickly started with writing conversational experiences and chatbots.

  • ElixirconfEU 2018 lightning talk

    These are the slides from the Elixirconf lightning talk “Botsquad, Beyond the DSL”.