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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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  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?
  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.
  10. TODO: Regular reminder in the chat which tells people to

    read the handbook before submitting their CV
  11. Automate only stuff which you actually already do manually and

    you know it has value for your members.
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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 community.
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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! junior.guru linkedin.com/in/honzajavorek