Rijksbot, is a twitter bot I built with ruby that aims to respond when you tweet to it with an image from the Rijsmuseums website, scraped from the museums’ API (will make sure it works before the conf!). For my talk I can present this project and the various questions, it made me ask, such as:

What is a bot?
How to we find creative ways to access vast archives of public data?
What is the value of communicating with images?
How do you build you own Ruby gem?
What are APIs and how do we use them?

About Nynne Just Christoffersen
I’m a Ruby developer at Karnov Group in Copenhagen. I have a bachelors degree in European Ethnology from the University of Copenhagen and a masters degree in Decorative Arts Design History Material Culture from Bard Graduate Center in New York. Most recently, I have been working as a researcher in the art history department at Humboldt University in Berlin. I have worked with software in different capacities for last couple of years; as a developer, coach and supervisor in startups and nonprofit organisations.