Worry less about $$$ and focus on attending an upcoming tech conference!
This bot will retweet info about tech conference scholarships.
A bot that automatically searches for mentions of technology conference scholarships at set time intervals. Yielded results are automatically retweeted.
Aspiring and current tech students who wouldn't be able to attend tech conferences without financial assistance
Personal Learning Goals:
- Scheduling recurring, automated tasks with cron (and perhaps Whenever gem assistance)
- Getting a bot to post all by itself (you can do it, little bot!)
- Learning more about the bot community. Release the bots!
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Technologies / Frameworks / Patterns
- Possibly chatterbot. I need to research more about this library
- Possibly whenever
- Twitter API
- VCR for testing
- My bot's life depends on Twitter! We'll need to play well with their TOS.
- This will be my first foray into bots, #botlyfe, and being a #botALLY. Wish me luck! I'll need to dig through bot community forums, guides, and projects for implementation ideas
- My little bot's health will depend on TDD
What Success Looks Like
- Getting CoinForTechConf to retweet relevant scholarship info by itself
- Avoid retweeting offensive and irrelevant content
- Filtering search results by certain criteria: Number of favorites and retweets, very specific keywords, etc
- Having CoinForTechConf add its own hashtags to retweets for easier sorting
⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️Having CoinForTechConf remember deadlines mentioned and tweet out periodic application reminders