ABCs-Agents, Bots, and Copilots

AIW04 Build Your First Copilot in 75 Minutes (or less)


9:30am - 10:45am

Level: Introductory

Mickey Gousset

DevOps Architect


Brian A. Randell

Staff Developer Advocate


In this session, Brian will cover how to build a 'copilot' using C# and Microsoft's Semantic Kernel open-source SDK. He will introduce the Semantic Kernel framework, its capabilities, and how it can be leveraged in .NET environments. Brian and Mickey will then “pair program”, integrating Semantic Kernel with a .NET project. This section will include a demonstration of setting up the necessary environment, libraries, and tools required to integrate Semantic Kernel with C# code effectively. Finally, he'll demonstrate how to build a simple yet functional 'copilot' application using C# and Semantic Kernel. Attendees will learn how to apply the concepts and integration techniques in a real-world scenario, gaining practical skills, and insights into the development process. In 75-minutes or less, Brian and Mickey will build a ‘copilot’ that you can take how and learn from after the session.

You will learn:

  • What is Microsoft's Semantic Kernel
  • How to configure your development environment for using Semantic Kernel
  • How to build your first ‘copilot' with C# and the Semantic Kernel SDK