Retail, HR, Tech Support, Financial.... Need a professional chat bot for your customers, but don't know where to start? Start here. In this session, you'll be introduced to the Virtual Assistant Template, a Microsoft OSS project that enables you to kick-start an Azure Bot Framework-based ChatBot in minutes. Turn-key, Azure cloud-native, powered by Azure Cognitive Services, with full Azure DevOps support baked in. We'll spin up, build, test, deploy, and examine an original specimen instance in C# and .NET Core, with Visual Studio 2019 during this demo heavy session. Join professional bot builder Jim Wilcox, The Granite State Hacker, to give your growing bot the head-start it deserves.