About a couple of years ago, I moved to Berlin and was looking to play football and quickly realized that the Football meetup group in Berlin is very competitive and gets filled in less than a minute, sometimes even in 20 seconds.
FootyBot https://github.com/divyenduz/footybot was born.
It allowed me to develop a habit of regularly playing football and make many friends in the process.
It also got people curious, when they saw that I was always the first person after the organizers in the list and realized that I must be using a bot 😂
Today, I am deprecating FootyBot because meetup's API is deprecated, I can use something like puppeteer to still make it work but the effort to maintain that is more than the value it would yield.
FootyBot was more than a side project, it enabled me to have fun, make friends, and play football.
Farewell my beloved bot, you will always be remembered 🤖