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It all started when Andrés Gardiol, a programmer from the province of San Juan, had a mishandry with the electrical service. The young man was performing his daily tasks when he suffered an unexpected outage of light. That bad experience inspired him to create a bot that is able to warn people before suffering this kind of mishap.
Andrés was in his home when he suddenly had to quit his job because of problems with electricity. Like many people, he got up early to perform his usual home office until everything went off at home and had to give up continuing with his routine. When he went out looking for something to eat, he found that all the neighbors in the area were facing the same situation. It was several hours that he spent without light, so he could not fulfill his obligations and not even cook, since in his dwelling most things are electric.
The bot, which allows you to perform autonomous tasks and imitate human behavior, will have the function of reporting on the power supply company's programmed power outages. Gardiol attributes his creation to that moment when, without light, he thought how he could know in advance the scheduled cuts and thus avoid all kinds of complication. As, like many, he currently meets his working day through teleworking.
The 23-year-old programmer contacted the energy company in that province, but far from making a claim was limited to checking whether information about scheduled cuts was available to consumers. Apparently, that type of data exists, but its access is extensive, impractical and not user-friendly. According to Andrés himself, “It is a very long way and also appears a super long text in which you have to look for the area and the supply. I thought every day I was going to have to look at the page and, as a programmer, I see it as a bad design of a system.”
From that moment on, he focused on building a bot that will perform the task of replicating that information and automatically warn via Twitter. The account is named Twitter@energia_sj_bot and can be accessed without calling or having any contact with the company. Which is more than useful for people who often complain about not being served through the claim phone lines.
The program is designed to enter the Energía de San Juan page daily, identify scheduled outages, and even anticipate what will be done later. Then, it analyzes the text and saves it in a database while in parallel there is another program that automates the information and replicates it to the social network. Thus, a neighbor will be able to foresee when he will suffer a power outage and avoid having a hard time.
The initiative seeks to reach as many people as possible in order to avoid the inconvenience of the lack of electricity. So far it is a free and easy access service for all Sanjuaninos. A real innovative and creative idea.
Publication Date: 06/10/2020
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