Creating a Twitter bot with Node.js (repeat session)

  • Event: 2016 CAR Conference
  • Speaker: Thomas Wilburn of The Seattle Times
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Mar. 12 at 3:30pm
  • Location: Denver I
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

In this class, we'll introduce students to Node.js, a powerful JavaScript environment for building networked servers, and use it to build a Twitter bot that monitors the firehose for a given search and responds to other users. Along the way, we'll talk about managing async code flows, using the NPM package system, and how to break a Node application into small, reusable modules.

This class is best for students with intermediate JavaScript experience, but no previous Node experience is required.

Speaker Bios

  • Thomas Wilburn creates small-batch, artisanal data journalism as a news developer for The Seattle Times. Previously, he ran the multimedia team for Congressional Quarterly. @thomaswilburn

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