I was inspired to make the DorA bot because I saw an email that said "Build a serverless AWS bot for slack." And I'm all like, "Yes, that sounds fun."
What it does
The DorA bot does a simple search against wikipedia and pulls out the wikitext birth_date and death_date fields. Then it horribly parses that information into good information to send back. All of this without comments in the code to slow it down.
How I built it
Mostly I just threw my cat at my keyboard and deleted the things that did not make sense. Also, followed the tutorial on github, that helped a lot.
Challenges I ran into
People on wikipedia aren't great on keeping consistent with their data.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
It actually works, I mean, wow, who would of thought that.
What I learned
The oldest person alive as of this writing is 116.
What's next for DorA Bot
Not much, other than winning awards and this competition.