[BangPypers] Fwd: [PyCon-Organizers] PyCon Twitter Bot

Kenneth Gonsalves lawgon at au-kbc.org
Wed Jul 1 06:13:49 CEST 2009

On Tuesday 30 June 2009 17:42:36 Anand Balachandran Pillai wrote:
>       The main use of the bot for a conference is for sending updates
> via twitter. The way it works is as follows.
> 1. A twitter bot account for the conference is created on twitter.
> For our conference it could be "inpycon" for example.
> 2. An admin befriends the bot.
> 3. For broadcasting (tweeting) a message, the admin sends a command
> to the twitter bot with the message to be tweeted and the bot "tweets" it.
> 4. Everyone "following" the bot gets the update.
> 5. We can also publish the update on the website in this case,
> the in-pycon website.
> These are "push" bots.
> The bot will be running on a server, in this case it should ideally run
> on the inpycon server.
> I have the twitter reflect script written by Stephen Crimm for Pycon
> with me. I can take care of installing this on our inpycon server
> and administering it.
> I just need root ssh access on the inpycon machine. Kenneth,
> can u send this info to me directly ?

the conference software is a django application. To tweet, all we need to do 
is create a signal on save which will tweet the info to twitter. The only 
thing we need to do is to decide what info we are going to send. For example, 
every time a delegate registers, his name and a link to his info could be 
tweeted. Or when a talk is proposed, a post made, that can be tweeted also. 
AFAIK there is no need to install a bot.
Kenneth Gonsalves

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