How we used automation to get COVID vaccines early

💉 Introduction A friend of mine, Tynick, and I crossed paths on a project he started - he wanted to get a COVID vaccine by doing a volunteer shift. The two websites that offer volunteering signups occasionally had openings, but they were always taken almost immediately. So, he had the brilliant idea to use some clever Python to automatically check the website, and notify him with Slack or Twilio whenever there’s a signup available....

March 13, 2021 · 12 min · Charles M. Knox