Virtual Meetup: Xatkit, a DSL to create chatbots

Hi Community,

I am happy to announce that this Thursday (the 14th of January) @jcabot and @gdaniel will present Xatkit.​

Also, remember that in December we changed the link to join the Meetup!

Jordi Cabot is a Research Professor at Internet Interdisciplinary Institute, the Research center of the Open University of Catalonia (UOC). He has a significant amount of experience and collaborations, ranging from software modeling, formal verification techniques, analysis of open source communities, open data exploitation, and the role AI can play in software development (and vice versa). Among other things he runs the very successful portal and authored “Model-Driven Software Engineering in Practice”.

Gwendal Daniel is a postdoctoral fellow at the Open University of Catalonia (UOC). He was previously part of the AtlanMod team, at the Ecole des Mines de Nantes. His main interests are in Model-Driven Engineering (model persistence, query, and transformations), as well as the application of model-based techniques to improve the development of large-scale data applications.

Xatkit is an open-source platform for creating bots and chatbots. The system is based on a chatbot-specific definition language and benefits from the experience of Jordi and Gwendal in the field of Language Engineering. Xatkit is also a spin-off of ICREA and the UOC, which offers consulting services around the open-source framework.​

How to connect

To avoid other security issues is now necessary to register for the meeting. The registration should be necessary just once and be valid for all the next meetings you will participate in. I understand it is a little extra effort but it would avoid problems like the ones we encountered:

Registration for the Virtual Meetup

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. It will also permit you to add it to your calendar.


It is hosted on Zoom at 6PM GMT+1/CET (you can use this link to figure out which time is in your timezone: The Time Zone Converter).


P.S. We get a recurring question: “Are presentations recorded?”. The answer is not and the reasons are explained here​


If anybody wants to explore Xatkit before (or after!) the meeting: