Most every remote-enabled team uses real-time-communication software of one sort or another, but usually it's a chat room. Lately, even co-located teams are signing up for this. So now that a bunch of our togetherness is in a chat room, we can gently introduce robots to do some of our scut work for us. Let's take a look at what happens when the robot becomes not just a tool, but a part of the team.
Ben Straub is a lifelong developer, and enthusiast of the craft of making great software. He's worked on Windows device drivers, an embeddable implementation of Git, interfaces in MVVM and WPF, Mongo-backed Ember applications in the cloud, and he helped write Pro Git. He enjoys reading, taking his kids on bike rides, chocolate, dogs, those little notebooks you carry around with you, photography, a good weekend hack, traveling, writing, food, craftsmanship, a great pen, Markdown, music, movies, and talking to amazing people.