Some of you are familiar with the W3C Chairs angels, three home-made bots living in IRC, that are truly essential to the W3C Working Groups conducting their work on the phone:
- Trackbot, the toolbox, is the bot for creating and tracking issues and action items during meetings.
- Zakim, the phone, is the bot connecting people on phone, controlling the agenda of meetings, and managing the questions and queue.
- RRSAgent, the tape recorder, is recording the IRC log and help to create minutes of meetings.
People who read French can follow the story of the W3C Bots on Karl’s blog entry “La naissance des bots du W3C“, others can simply look at the pretty photos. Here are draft three and the final version: