What chatbot or ai events are going on the bay area?

I’m interested in meeting the developer community in the bay area. I’m a amateur chatbot enthusiast looking to to learn from and interact with professionals in the field. Do you guys have any advice?

There are ton of chatbot meetups in the silicon valley

https://www.meetup.com/find/?allMeetups=false&keywords=chatbot&radius=50&userFreeform=San+Francisco

But I wouldn’t say wait for the meetups to happen before you start. Just dive right in! Think of an idea for a chatbot and the programming language you want to use (or if not a programmer http://www.botsfloor.com/botstash/products/?category=Development%20Platforms) and go for it!

If you talk about what you want to make here I am sure people will help guide you in the right direction.