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

Kenneth Gonsalves lawgon at au-kbc.org
Wed Jul 1 06:17:28 CEST 2009

arrrghh - this has gone to Bangpypers

On Wednesday 01 July 2009 09:43:49 Kenneth Gonsalves wrote:
> 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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