Bots

  • August 21st 2016

    Quick twitter bots with AWS Lambda

    So yesterday, on a whim, I pulled some of Voyageur's generator content into a Twitter bot. The Galactic Food Bot tweets procedurally-generated futuristic street food mélanges periodically.

    This bot exemplifies a botmaking workflow using Node.js and AWS Lambda. It allows for more flexibility than using a service like Cheap Bots Done Quick, without the need to manage or deploy a full server of some kind.

    This tutorial assumes some familiarity with Javascript in general and Node specifically (and you'll need an installation of Node.js, preferably Node 4). Besides that, you don't really need to understand the Twitter API to do this.