There always seems to be free food floating around the office and our front desk person (Eddie) knows exactly where to find it. He’ll send out company wide e-mails telling everyone they can gorge themselves on whatever leftovers are available from the last client meeting - cupcakes, bbq pork ribs, maybe a cobb salad.
It's a competitive sport to get free food at Barkley and we on the Moonshot team were losing
Luckily, we make stuff in the lab. Introducing the Eddie-O-Matic: a free food notification machine which alerts us via Eddie’s trademark bell ding.
Dean & Deluca DING!, Pizza DING!, Jack Stack DING DING DING!
How it Works
I'm using a webhook provided by context.io to constantly monitor my inbox for new messages from Eddie. When one arrives, a web application checks to see if the contents/subject of the e-mail look like food (donuts, beer, etc). If a match exists, the app will then notify a spark core of what's available and gives it's best guess as to what floor to get it.
You can make one of your own by cloning the github repo.