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Code / June 8, 2016

When I first started out messing around with Engineering Deathmatch, I had two primary goals.  First, to help keep my skills sharp and expose me to new areas of technology.  Second, was to promote the engineers that were contestants on the show. As part of that second goal, I’ve wanted to promote the EDM contestant’s blog posts through the Engineering Deathmatch Twitter feed.  This is one of those tasks that I needed to automate because as more engineers get added to the EDM family I just won’t be able to keep up with all of the blogs and promote them in a reasonable amount of time. To that end I had been using Twibble (twibble.io) and it had been working well, but I always knew that there would be a time that I would need to build my own environment like Twibble.  Partially because I didn’t want to worry about the upper limits of blogs that could be tracked and second because if I could build it myself and host it myself I wasn’t sure if their subscription fees were really worth it in the long run.  This past weekend I finally decided to give it a go and write my…