Build A Chatbot

A premium step-by-step video course on developing, extending and testing
Chatbots and Voicebots with PHP.

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"BotMan is a fantastic way to dive into the world of chatbots in an environment that is familiar to PHP developers. Marcel has done a great job building BotMan as well as explaining how to use it via these wonderful videos."

Taylor Otwell, Creator of Laravel.

Let me show you the power of chatbots

Build A Chatbot is a video course that includes everything I know from building and maintainig the most popular open source PHP chatbot framework called BotMan.

It features real world examples such as a todo list chatbot to walk you through the concepts of chatbots through various messaging services.

"Wow, I didn't even know a chatbot could do this!".
That is the one sentence I hear most, when people get out of my conference talks about chatbot development.

With features such as buttons and menus, the chatbot has evolved into a full-blown mobile app replacement right in the most powerful marketing instrument: the messaging services.

More than 4 billion users are waiting

Messaging services have outgrown social media networks for multiple years. With the help of chatbots you can reach out to those users with your application.

Take a look at my Laracon EU talk about BotMan:

What's in the box?

Conversational UI

Create engaging user interactions through conversations.

  • What makes a good chatbot?
  • Using BotMan
  • Conversation Flows
  • Chatbot Attachments
  • Handling incoming attachments
  • Accessing user information
  • Storing user related information
  • Use location data
  • Natural language processing tools

One API - Multiple Services

Learn how to connect your Chatbot to multiple messaging services, how to configure them and how to handle service specifics.

  • Facebook Messenger
  • Telegram
  • Slack
  • WeChat
  • Website integration
  • Many more...


See how to create a custom messaging service driver and how to use custom middleware.

  • Create a custom messaging service driver
  • Connect your chatbot to an analytics service
  • Write your own middleware
"I’ve only watched five videos and I already feel like I’ve leveled up--I can’t wait to watch the rest!"

Matt Stauffer, Author Laravel Up And Running.

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I am Marcel, managing partner and developer at Beyond Code and I'm building custom Laravel web applications and BotMan - the most popular open source PHP chatbot framework in the world. When I'm not working at my day job or spending time with my family, you can find me tinkering with my arcade cabinet.