White House Bot Goes Open Source

  • http://www.internetnews.com/blog/skerner/white-house-open-sources-bot-code.html

    The race to build bots, that is automated chat technology that responds to user queries, has gone all the way to President Obama's home, The White House. The White House announced on October 14 that it is now open-sourcing its bot code in a bid to help enable more open collaboration and communication.

    "To be specific, we are open-sourcing a Drupal module, complete with easy steps and boiler plate code," Jason Goldman, Chief Digital Officer of the White House wrote in a blog post. "This will enable Drupal 8 developers to quickly launch a Facebook Messenger bot."

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  • I'm surprised they're on 8. It's a really big change from 7.