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We Are The Robots

We Are The Robots

Managing a coding community single-handedly can be a lot of work. That’s why I decided to build a custom-made bot to help automate some of the key processes involved – everything from assigning community roles to greeting newcomers. I’ll be explaining how I did it – and how you can too.

Honza Javorek

June 17, 2022

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  1. We Are The Robots
    Honza Javorek

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  4. Single person helping many people through
    a platform that scales.
    Sustainable social entrepreneurship to pay
    bills and live a happy family life.
    People pay a community gardener and
    curator to get quality over quantity.

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  6. Platform that scales?
    Content scales, automation scales.
    Can I automate a community?

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  7. Don’t automate chat.
    People join community to
    get quality chat. Leave
    chat to people.

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  9. Automate only stuff which
    already feels robotic.
    Repeating yourself again
    and again? Publish it as
    content or automate.

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  10. TODO: Regular reminder in the chat which
    tells people to read the handbook before
    submitting their CV

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  11. Automate only stuff which
    you actually already do
    manually and you know
    it has value for your

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  15. Custom automation allows
    made-to-measure solutions to use
    cases which you already have in the
    community, unlike off-the-shelf solutions
    of imaginary problems.

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  17. Custom robot can motivate members in
    doing what you want. You cannot
    change Discord or Slack, but you can
    add UX.

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  20. Custom robot can manage whole
    product areas, which add value to the

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  22. Greeting new members takes a lot of
    time, but the personal touch is an
    important value.

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  24. Thanks!

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