Inspiration

As I myself is not very social, I often lack ideas when going to events such as a hackathon. I built the bot with the mindset of learning about a new language and helping me generate ideas at a hackathon all while doing it on my favorite chat app.

What it does

It performs simple functions and respond to the user with hackathon events, inspirational ideas, and even funny sounds.

How I built it

I built it with the discord.js api and node.js, I started with researching the basics of the api and attempted to take it as far as I can without previous node or javascript experience,

Challenges I ran into

The biggest challenge I ran into was the misconception of how objects fit into arrays. With a lack of knowledge of javascript, I didn't realize that objects become undefined when being put into an array.

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

I'm proud of having a good understanding of my own code and how much more I can do with the code in my own time. I'm also proud of discovering glitch.com which allowed me to host the bot with ease.

What I learned

I definitely learned a lot about node and javascript, the interaction between the api, and fundamentals of extracting objects from arrays,

What's next for Hackbot

A fully functional hackathon function that have the ability to expand into a database and extract the three upcoming hackathons.

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