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Abiola Akanni and Collaborators Win Best Business Impact Award for Robotic Process Automation Bot
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Abiola Akanni and Collaborators Win Best Business Impact Award for Robotic Process Automation Bot

A three-member team from the Intelligent Systems Division, Armstrong Flight Research Center (AFRC), and Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) collaborated as part of a NASA Enterprise Automation Service Bot-A-Thon Red Team to create a Robotic Process Automation (RPA) bot. They were commended for their work with the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) Hackathon’s Best Business Impact Award.

The team focused on addressing a problem that we each face to varying degrees and met voluntarily before and after work hours to meet this hackathon challenge. The result was a bot that does smart reasoning about Jira tickets, and then sends an e-mail to each assignee for a more productive weekly tag up. The bot saves an estimated two hours per full time employee; for a team of 12, that’s 24 hours per week x 52 weeks for 1,248 hours annually!

BACKGROUND: The NASA Enterprise Automation Service held an inaugural ‘Bot-A-Thon’ sponsored by the OCIO. This was a month-long Hackathon with the goal being for individuals and teams to build an RPA to automate mundane, repetitive, time-consuming tasks.

TEAM: Abiola Akanni, Ali Nawab (AFRC), and Sara Tylka (MSFC)

POINT OF CONTACT: Abiola Akanni, abiola.o.akanni@nasa.gov

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