While Mark Zuckerberg builds his own version of Iron Man’s Jarvis this year, I went ahead and built a less ambitious (but no less fun) bot for myself last month.
Hubot running on a Slack instance
Today I made the repository public so as to share what I learnt on this blog.
My goals for the project were simple:
- Have Fun: we use a hubot instance at work, and it’s fun to have your little helper bot. Sometimes he’s sassy, sometimes, he’s useful. He is what we make of him.
- Build an NPM package: hubot has a large active community that contributes scripts regularly. I’d like to contribute to that community. Here’s a defunct but useful starting point if you’re interested: hubot-scripts.
My hubot instance is deployed on Heroku and interfaces with my personal Slack instance via the awesome hubot-slack adapter. So far I’ve written a couple of useful scripts (movie recommendations or Google Calendar integration, anybody?)