Coding Bots for Community

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Learn about bot-coding basics from command line setup to deployment while discussing how bots can help create safer online chat communities.

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A new and expanded version of Create a Discord Bot! (Fall 2020), this three-part workshop will cover bot-coding basics from command line setup to deployment. Participants will create a working Discord bot and discuss ways that bots can help to provide frameworks for safer/healthier online chat communities.

Part I: Tues, Apr 20 | 5–7 PM

Part II: Thurs, Apr 22 | 5–7 PM

Part III: Tues, Apr 27 | 5–7 PM

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Please make sure to prepare and test out this setup well before the workshop. If you run into any issues with installing or using this software, contact for troubleshooting advice.

Cancellation and Rescheduling Policy: We are unable to accommodate attendee cancellations or refunds less than 1 week prior to a workshop or event. InterAccess reserves the right to cancel or reschedule this workshop if necessary.

About the Instructor:

Tess Sutherland is an educator and new media artist whose creative practice focuses on building and sustaining resilient communities. Tess pursues this work as a New Media Production Technician at Ryerson University, where she promotes academic success by cultivating an exceptional extracurricular community in the New Media Program. Tess also works as a Makerspace Technician at the Royal Ontario Museum, teaching code and new media skills to students across Ontario in order to foster digital literacy and respectful Indigenous knowledge sharing. Tess has been teaching at InterAccess since 2016 on topics including creative code, empathic robots, and interactive installation art. All told, Tess has taught over 2000 students of all ages how to code, create electronics and robotics, use digital fabrication tools, and make art. She has managed a number of makerspaces and maker communities, and her hands-on experience informs her imaginative, inclusive, and grassroots approach to community genesis. You can check out some of her work here:

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PWYC admission for this workshop is made possible thanks to the generous support of EQ Bank.

EQ Bank is the digital banking platform launched in 2016 by Equitable Bank, Canada’s Challenger Bank™. As an all-digital financial institution, EQ Bank continually challenges the status quo to bring better banking solutions to Canadians. We are proud to celebrate and elevate the work of emerging digital artists and contribute to the growth of digital arts practice across Canada. To learn more, visit

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