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20NTC Session

Zapier, Appscripts, and Slack, Oh My! Automating All the Things!


What parts of your job or volunteer role do you dread? What do you find yourself repeating? What would you do if you got time back in your day? In this talk, we’ll cover practical ways to automate your workflow and let the robots work for you.

Specific tools we will cover include Zapier, Google Appscripts, and Slack bots. Come see examples of how these tools can be used to automatically remind you of important todos, collect signatures, generate templates, move data from one platform to another, send notification emails, and auto-respond to the questions you get all the time.

You’ll walk away not only with a grasp of what’s possible, but with concrete knowledge of how to identify problems that can be solved with automation and ultimately translate that to something a robot can understand.

Target Audience

Anybody interested in learning automation tools, especially folks responsible for tech, fundraising, or communications in their organizations


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Nicole Lopez

Software Engineer

Digital Defense Fund

Nicole is a software engineer with the Digital Defense Fund where she builds custom software and provides cybersecurity guidance to organizations in the abortion access space. In her spare time, she volunteers as the Co-Director of Technology for the Midwest Access Coalition, a non-profit organization providing assistance to those traveling to, from, and within the Midwest to access abortion care. Originally an Arabic major, Nicole learned to code through awesome meetup groups in the Chicago tech community as well as through online courses and tutorials. She is passionate about abortion access, coding, human rights, tech education, and how technology can be used to better communities. She is also the proud human companion of two cool kitties, named Ella and Seabass.





March 25, 2020


1:00pm – 1:30pm



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