Session: Connecting 20k women in tech and banning the evil: How to build a friendly (Twitter) bot
Bot technologies can help you reach more of the people you want to connect with and improve your audience's engagement. But why seem so many of them so spammy and untrustworthy? Is there a way to build a friendly Social Media bot? The Twitter account femtech_ was founded in 2019 and has built a large community of women in tech and STEM by merely conducting automated interactions. How does it work and how have spammers constantly been trying to abuse it? How does it support the tech women's community?
This talk offers exclusive insights into an empowering, non-spammy Twitter bot and advises on using bot technologies wisely in the field of community building.
- How can you build an own (Twitter) bot and can you use it to improve your target audience's interaction?
- Why is the @femtech_ Twitter bot contributive to the tech women community and which content does it share?
- What kind of (Twitter) bots exist and how can they be tweaked to ban abusive content?
Rike Exner is a software developer from Berlin, Germany with a focus on web technologies, holding a Master's degree in computer science. She has also worked as an online content manager, librarian, and freelancer and gives workshops for beginners in web development to inspire more women to get into coding.