Meetup bot with Recast

by plieb

GitHub Readme.md

Meetup + Recast.AI

This bot is part of the #OBAW Github project - Week 0x0007 - Meetup

Medium publication project page #OBAW Medium

Medium publication Meetup project #OBAW Meetup

Meetup Bot for Facebook Messenger using Recast.AI

A Meetup-powered bot using Recast.AI NLP and Bot Connector

Follow the instructions below to create your own instance of the bot:

Step 1: Deploy the Bot

  1. Make sure you are logged in to the Heroku Dashboard

  2. Click the button below to deploy the Messenger bot on Heroku:

    Deploy

  3. Fill in the config variables as described.

    • For BC_USER_SLUG blank for now (filled at step 2)
    • For BC_BOT_ID blank for now (filled at step 2)
    • For BC_USER_TOKEN blank for now (filled at step 2)
    • For RE_BOT_TOKEN blank for now (filled at step 3)
    • For MEETUP_API_KEY blank for now (filled at step 4)

Step 2: Create your bot on Bot Connector

  1. Make sure you are logged in to your Bot Connector account

  2. Click the button New Bot and define the bot as follows

    • Bot Name: Meetup Bot
    • Bot URL: enter your Heroku URL + /webhook (MY_HEROKU_URL.heroku.com/webhook)
  3. In Settings find your slug, token and bot ID. Copy paste those values in the Config Variables section of your Heroku app to BC_USER_SLUG, BC_USER_TOKEN and BC_BOT_ID

  4. Get back to your Bot Connector account and add a Messenger channel. Give it a name and follow step 1 to 4 in order to get your Secret Key & Page Token

Step 3: Get your Recast.AI bot

  1. Make sure you are logged in to your Recast.AI account
  2. Follow this link Meetup Bot and fork the bot to your account
  3. Copy paste your bot request access token in the Config Variables section of your Heroku app to RE_BOT_TOKEN

Step 4: Get your Meetup API Key

  1. Make sure you are logged in to your Meetup account
  2. Follow this link Meetup API and get your API key
  3. Paste your API Key in the Config Variables section of your Heroku app to MEETUP_API_KEY

Author

PE Lieb @pedward_lieb

You can follow us on Twitter at @recastai for updates and releases.

Special thanks