This is my personal top 100 for people to watch in the bot space. Let me know who you think I’m missing and please provide me with additional information.
Thanks to everyone who helped me curate this list. Now let’s get straight to the point!
Matt Norton (Creator, http://www.Bot-Metrics.com )
Chris Messina (Creator, https://www.facebook.com/messinabot/ )
Fabian Beringer (Founder, ChatbotNews , ebot7 , and ChatbotSupport )
Max Pelzner (Creator, m.me/studiotimeio )
Jim Meadows (Creator, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4KOrGTepj0&feature=youtu.be )
Matt Schlicht (Editor, https://chatbotsmagazine.com/ )
YuHsuan Chao (Creator, http://www.botimize.io/ , an analytics platform for chatbots; https://www.facebook.com/yhchao.tw )
Thomas Schulz & Maurice Codourey (Creators, http://www.botscamp.co/ )
Tom Hewitson (Writer, HelloPegg ; https://slack.com/apps/A02S023GP-instawell and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBtJHv8kh90 )
Shane Mac & Giovanni Vatieri (Creators, http://assi.st )
Sar Haribhakti (Creator, www.sarthakharibhakti.com )
Amir Shevat (Director of Developer Relations, Slack Technologies )
Barbara Ondrisek (Creator, https://www.facebook.com/hipstercatbot/ )
Jakob Reiter (Host, BotSpotVienna )
Thomas Sbt (Creator, http://www.thechatbotfactory.com )
Luca Andreola (Creator, https://botsociety.io/ )
Yan Georget (Founder, http://botfuel.io/ ; Organizer, Chatbots Paris https://www.meetup.com/fr-FR/Chatbots-Paris/ )
Javier Gonzales Helly (Founder, http://botfuel.io/ ; Organizer, Chatbots Paris https://www.meetup.com/fr-FR/Chatbots-Paris/ )
Philipp Holly & Anita Boria (Creators, http://m.me/swell.bot)
Peter M. Buch (Creator, http://www.m.me/swell.bot ; Host, BotWatch https://www.facebook.com/botsla )
Kristian Collin Berge (Creator and Founder of EdTech Foundry; Entrepreneurship lecturer at University of Oslo building chatbots for education: www.edbots.com ; Intro here: http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/67517 )
Ricardo Blumer Grobel (Creator and Cofounder, Harlio Bots http://www.harlio.com/ ; maker of AskRio2016 and Domino’s Pizza Delivery Brazil; Creator of BotsBrasil.com.br )
Pratik Jain (Creator, http://morph.ai and PokemonGO Bot )
Ekim Nazım Kaya (Patent-pending self-learning bot technology, http://twitter.com/botego )
Pavel Doronin (Founder, [Chatbots] Developers (Global) , http://www.wobot.me/ , and AI Today )
Alexander Gamanyuk (Creator, Chatbottle )
Please note, I made this list out of my personal preferences. I think these 100 people are great and worth following. Let me know if you have anyone to add to that list or any suggestions/changes.
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