Bot Developer and App Product Manager
John Keefe is a journalist, tinkerer, and coder who works at Quartz as a developer in the Quartz Bot Studio and product manager of Quartz’s breakthrough apps. Keefe also teaches classes on bots and rapid prototyping at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and runs a tiny tinkering company called Really Good Smarts LLC. Before moving to Quartz, he was senior editor for data news at public radio station WNYC, leading a team of journalists who specialise in data reporting, coding, and design for visualisations and investigations. Keefe is the author of Family Projects for Smart Objects: Tabletop Projects That Respond to Your World from Maker Media, which grew from his effort to make something new every week for a year.
Chatbots have been around since 2015 and they have, thus far, made marketers (very) happy. However, only a few Chatbots in the news and media industry have been effective, user-friendly – and patient. Join this session to find out who, from the chatbot population, is the good, the bad, and the ugly. Anne-Marie Tomchak will […]