Worldwide Ladies’s Day’19 that includes Actions on Google
Posted by Marisa Pareti, Rubi Martinez & Jessica Earley-Cha
In celebration of Worldwide Ladies’s Day, Ladies Techmakers hosted its sixth annual summit collection to acknowledge and rejoice girls within the tech business, and to create an area for attendees to construct neighborhood, hear from business leaders, and study new abilities. The collection featured 19 summits and 305 meetups throughout 87 nations.
This yr, Ladies Techmakers partnered with the Actions on Google crew to host technical workshops at these occasions so attendees might study the basic ideas to develop Actions for the Google Assistant.Collectively, we created a whole lot of recent Actions for the Assistant. Take a look at among the highlights of this yr’s summit within the video under:
Technical Workshop Particulars
Should you couldn’t attend any of our meetups this previous yr, we’ll cowl our technical workshops now so you can begin constructing for the Assistant from house. The technical workshop kicked off by introducing Actions on Google — the platform that permits builders to construct Actions for the Google Assistant. Contributors received hands-on expertise constructing their first Motion with the next options:
Customers can begin a dialog by explicitly calling the Motion by title, which then responds with a greeting message.
As soon as in dialog, customers are prompted to offer their favourite shade. The Motion parses the person’s enter to extract the knowledge it wants (particularly, the colour parameter).
If a shade is supplied, the Motion processes the colour parameter to auto-generate a “fortunate quantity” to ship again to the person and the dialog ends.
If no shade is supplied, the Motion sends the person extra prompts till the parameter is extracted.
Customers can explicitly go away the dialog at any time.
Throughout Codelab degree 1, members realized find out how to parse the person’s enter by utilizing Dialogflow, a instrument that makes use of Machine Studying and acted as their Pure Language Processor (NLP). Dialogflow processes what the person says and extracts vital info from that enter to determine find out how to fulfill the person’s request. Contributors configured Dialogflow and related it to their code’s back-end utilizing Dialogflow’s inline editor. Within the editor, members added their code and examined their Motion within the Motion Simulator.
In Codelab degree 2, members continued constructing on their Motion, including options corresponding to:
Helps deep hyperlinks to straight launch the person into sure factors of dialog
Makes use of utilities supplied by the Actions on Google platform to fetch the person’s title and tackle them personally
Responds with follow-up inquiries to additional the dialog
Presents customers with a wealthy visible response full with sound results
As an alternative of utilizing Dialogflow’s inline editor, members arrange a Cloud Features for Firebase as their server.
You’ll be able to study extra about growing your personal Actions right here. To help builders’ efforts in constructing nice Actions for the Google Assistant, the crew additionally has a developer neighborhood program.
Alex Eremia, a workshop attendee, mirrored, “I believe voice functions could have a huge effect on society each at present and sooner or later. It would develop into a pure approach we work together with the objects round us.”
From keynotes, fireplace chats, and interactive workshops, the Ladies Techmakers summit attendees loved a combination of technical and inspirational content material. Should you’re concerned about studying extra and getting concerned, observe us WTM on twitter, try our web site and signal as much as develop into a member.
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