Inspiration

We moved to a new office near the San Francisco AT&T ballpark. People often want to know whether there's a ball game on.

What it does

You give it a city (e.g. /ballgametoday san francisco) and it will post to slack whether or not there's a ball game. If so, the time and which team

How I built it

With AWS lambda, the gametonightin/json feed, and a blog post about writing Slack web hooks with AWS lambda

Challenges I ran into

The lambda falls asleep when it hasn't been used for a while. I still haven't solved this problem!

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

What I learned

What's next for ballgametoday

Asynchronous, so that even if it falls asleep it will respond and not time out on the slack endpoint.

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