From CBS 8: A local teen is on a mission to help people prepare for wildfires. Bennett Kedrosky created the Twitter @CalFireBot (a bot that tweets California fires in real time based on CHP reports) to push out information about wildfire calls across the state. “This is really timely and could help people stay safe during this time,” said Kedrosky.
The Francis Parker School senior said this is the first bot he has coded where wildfire calls and locations are tweeted in real time. It only took the chess player a couple of long days to code the bot that pulls information from the California Highway Patrol. “My bot cuts to the source and takes information from CHP (California Highway Patrol) and that information is being relayed much quicker,” said Kedrosky.
- Full report available on CBS 8 at https://www.cbs8.com/article/news/local/san-diego-teen-create-california-wildfire-bot/509-d538da1b-cc08-418b-8e20-b04fcaa48647
- Video report from CBS 8 available at https://www.cbs8.com/video/news/local/teen-creates-california-wildfire-bot/509-bf328318-c386-4cd8-925f-9a5107383be2?jwsource=cl
- For California reports, follow Twitter @CalFireBot, a bot that tweets California fires in real time based on CHP reports.
- For San Diego reports, follow Twitter @SDFireBot, a bot that tweets San Diego fires in real time based on CHP reports.
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