We’ve made Java Script great again, but maybe it was already great to begin with?
Did you know that Java Script is even used in space?
There are always going to be new technologies and the next big thing, which will inevitably end up as yesterday’s news. Work towards your MVP (minimum viable product—SXSW fucking loves this acronym) whether it’s starting your first podcast, launching a product, coding your first PWA, or burdening the world with your first chatbot.
Beware feature and mission creep and trying to do everything.
I was a little surprised by the amount of chatbot panels, but I guess with Grumpy Cat out of the picture this year we had to talk about something.
One of the selling points given in Bot Best Practices was not requiring new app installations because they already live inside the apps users are engaging with. The panel shared a statistic showing that monthly active users for the top four social networks have been surpassed by users for the top four messaging apps, which is why you should check out Sequel Bot Platform and start building your own disappointing brand experience today.
I wonder how many people have already been killed by bad JS. I bet you can make some cool chatbots with Java Script.
Jennifer Doudna, professor of molecular and cell biology and chemistry at the UC Berkeley, in her keynote on inventing CRISPR said she, too, was optimistic, and besides, there are lots of other terrifying things to worry about causing the end of humanity than just CRISPR.
Did you know you can even use JS to make your own VR experiences now? I saw people using Gear VR headsets everywhere, including a Starbucks, which didn’t even feel that weird.
Despite V/A/MR’s ubiquity, the only demo I had was a subpar experience with Microsoft’s Holo Lens at the National Geographic space.
You may not be ready for a Smart Mirror to be in the dressing room with you, watching, always watching, but it’s coming anyway.
Most everyone at SXSW is careful to label themselves “techno-optimists,” but that’s because they’re trying to sell you something.