Being an engineering student is hard, especially as a first year student, doubly so during the pandemic. I wanted to change that. As the co-creator of the Western Engineering Discord, I wanted to create a discord bot to help answer common questions and help students navigate the constantly changing schedule.
Sending automated messages to send on given commands was the simplist part of this project so I won't go into depth there. Since the main task of the bot was to send an automated weekly schedule, I needed a simple an easy way to pull from some kind of data base. There are many ways to do this however the problem is many of them would require either a technically adept person to manage or a custom interface which I didn't have the time to make. The compromise I landed on was to use google sheets. This way I could easily share the document with colaborator who wanted to volunteer to help maintain the schedule.