Slack Secret Santa

Throw a Secret Santa with your Slack team! 🎅🎁

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#5 Product of the DayNovember 04, 2016

Slack Secret Santa is a tool to organize and throw a Secret Santa inside your Slack Team. You pick some buddies from the list, add a custom message and we pick who is gonna gift who. Everyone gets a message from Slack Bot and that's it. Nothing is stored, and the app is open source!

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Heidi Helen Pilypas
Heidi Helen Pilypas@heidi_helen · Designer
Cute idea! There's only 2 people in my Slack team, including myself, so I don't think Secret Santa can work for me! But it looks great!
Damien Alexandre
Damien AlexandreMaker@damienalexandre · Web builder, JoliCode
@heidi_helen haha, yes the added value for a 2 people team is close to zero :) But it works ;-)
Does it work on Microsoft Teams!?
Andreas Duess
Andreas Duess@andreasduess · CCO, Nourish Food Marketing
@golear considering it's designed to work on Slack, I'd think that to be unlikely. Also, what's Microsoft Teams?
Damien Alexandre
Damien AlexandreMaker@damienalexandre · Web builder, JoliCode
@golear No sorry it's only for Slack at the moment, but the core functionality is pretty simple and could be used to build applications for various team management products. The project is open-source too:
Nick Zieber
Nick Zieber@nzieber · Tech & Startups Community in Hong Kong
@golear Aggressive. I like it. :-)
Ben Wilson
Ben Wilson@benwilsondesign · Graphic Designer, HighQ
Ben Tossell
Ben Tossell@bentossell · Services for startups
Its November which is basically Xmas eve cc @rrhoover
Do I have to already gather who has opted out before inviting team members or does it allow you to invite everyone and people to choose to not participate?
Damien Alexandre
Damien AlexandreMaker@damienalexandre · Web builder, JoliCode
@cojovo Hi Courtney, as everyone get his gift buddy name right away, nobody can opt-out after the fact (or a new shuffle would be needed). So yes you have to make sure everybody wants to play before running the app. Thanks for question!
@damienalexandre And there's no way to cancel one already started? I don't have admin rights to install slackbots and the user who does started it off with a check all, so now consultants got matches 😳
Damien Alexandre
Damien AlexandreMaker@damienalexandre · Web builder, JoliCode
@cojovo There is nothing to "stop", this app only send one private message to each participant (with the name of the teammate they must offer something) and that's it. If messages have been received, you may need to notify everyone they should not be taken into account manually. Let me know if there is anything we can do to help!