Participants will build their own SMS-based 'choose your own adventure' app using the open source CiviCRM used by thousands of charities & non-profits — learning how to interact with people with limited or no web access. Using Civi's SMS Conversation extension (originally funded by the National Democratic Institute), on a number of pre-configured CiviCRM setups, participants will work with user records and SMS providers, recording answers in the CRM, and delivering a small SMS game that works entirely over mobile phones. The principles could be used to automate support, info-services or even a pub quiz. If time allows we'll try making a Facebook chatbot with it too.
This is a Shed session — please bring a laptop or tablet if you have one.