Twitter Bots: A Gentle Introduction

Time: Friday, February 28⋅5:30pm – 7:30pm

Location: John Crerar Library (5730 S Ellis Ave, Chicago, IL 60637)

Bea Malsky

Workshop Description:

Twitter bots have many faces: watchdogs; meme factories; generative art; idea machines. In this hands-on session we’ll discuss different kinds of Twitter bots and their uses and abuses, then get to bot creation using a tool called Cheap Bots, Done Quick! Consider this a creative writing exercise—no code experience required.

Presenter's Bio

Bea Malsky is a programmer, curator, and zinemonger based in Chicago. She’s currently a developer at DataMade and the co-founder of Build Coffee. She graduated from UChicago in 2015, where she wrote a sociology thesis on casual games and was the editor-in-chief of the South Side Weekly.

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