Many people may be interested in learning Linux, but may not know where to start or may feel overwhelmed by the technical jargon. A Discord bot can bridge the gap by providing step-by-step guidance, explanations, and resources, making the learning process more approachable and less intimidating. People are active on discord and connect to other people through it, therefore using a discord bot would give the user a better experience rather than standard Linux websites which can be quite intimidating at times.
What it does
It is a discord bot which helps you in learning Linux and having fun!
How we built it
We used the
discord.js library to build the discord bot. We also utilized many external APIs to help us build our project.
Challenges we ran into
news command I had to get the RSS feed from the https://itsfoss.com , the RSS feed had to be returned as an XML file, but I kept getting an HTML file. I used an API, https://fetchrss.com/api, to help me get an XML file instead of the HTML one. We also had a lot of problems while utilizing the quiz API, and therefore it took s a lot of time to get around it.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
This was our first hackathon, so we're proud that we completed our project on time and learned a lot of new things!
What we learned
We learned technologies like discord.js, XML, about RSS feeds, web scraping etc.
What's next for Linuxer
We plan to add more features to the bot and make it more user-friendly to help people get into Linux and the Linux community easily!