Inspiration

Messenger is a platform with over a billion users -- being able to expose more people to Reddit's awesome content through its bots platform was interesting to us.

What it does

For now, two subreddits can be accessed through R/BOT -- r/showerthoughts and r/aww -- two of our favourite communities.

How we built it

We used wit.ai for its language recognition and machine learning to parse inputs from users. We then leveraged node.js and Facebook's Messenger platform.

Challenges we ran into

The team had no experience with wit.ai, node.js and Facebook's Messenger platform. It was a learning experience through-and-through.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

By the end of HTN, we had a fairly good grasp on the tools we used to complete the project.

What we learned

We learned a ton of node.js, wit.ai and lots regarding making bots.

What's next for R/BOT

More subreddits and fewer bugs.

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