This blog is written by Akash from Gramhal
Last week, I had the opportunity to work with the Glific team on a sprint to migrate our chatbot, bolbhav, from Engati to the Glific platform. As a backend developer at Gramhal, a tech nonprofit that designs digital solutions for agricultural communities, I was excited to work with the Glific team to build a chatbot that would help our users make better decisions.
The sprint took place in Jaipur, and we spent the week working together in open fields. Working in such a setting was a unique experience, and I found that it helped foster a sense of collaboration and teamwork.
One of the main challenges we faced during the sprint was the need to learn the Glific platform quickly and get up to speed on its capabilities. However, the Glific team was extremely helpful in providing guidance and support, and we were able to deploy an instance of Glific on our own infrastructure by the end of the week.
In addition to the technical challenges we faced, I also had the chance to work closely with the Glific team on a personal level. I found that working with them in person was very positive, and it allowed us to build strong relationships and better understand each other’s perspectives.
Overall, my experience working with the Glific team was extremely rewarding. I learned a lot about chatbot development and gained valuable insights into the challenges and opportunities of working with external teams. I would highly recommend the Glific platform to anyone looking to build a chatbot. I am grateful for the opportunity to work with such a talented and supportive team.