Standup Bot

Automated standups for Slack channels

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#3 Product of the DayFebruary 14, 2016
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Stefano Cutello
Stefano Cutello@stefanocutello · CEO, PastBook
Nice tool. Is it possible to do async standups (=having people submitting their standup in parallel) ? What we do @pastbook we have a #standup channel where every morning a IFTTT bot posts a message to call the standup and we all answer the 3 magic questions there, without having to wait for each other: it saves a lot of time and works like a charm. What I see interesting is the possibility to have a recap by mail then, but not sure I'd spend $20/month. Curious to see how other people here use Slack for standup meeting.
Ryan MacCarthy
Ryan MacCarthy@ryanmac · Chief Data Scientist, KickFactory
@stefanocutello IFTTT FTW. I'm going to look into that next week. Is it custom or did you follow a recipe?
Stefano Cutello
Stefano Cutello@stefanocutello · CEO, PastBook
@ryanmac Custom. Trigger is time. Action is Slack post. Simple ;)
Ryan MacCarthy
Ryan MacCarthy@ryanmac · Chief Data Scientist, KickFactory
@stefanocutello Thanks. Ended up installing Howdy (https://www.producthunt.com/tech...) to see how this works for our team.
Stefano Cutello
Stefano Cutello@stefanocutello · CEO, PastBook
@ryanmac I checked Howdy, looks cool! I'm wondering if it's really free... / what's the business model behind it (cc @benbrown ?)
John Economou
John Economou@hsoc · tech
@stefanocutello @pastbook for async I recommend to check out geekbot.io It's been out there for months and I consider it solid. (Disclaimer: I used to work there)
Kevin Aguirre
Kevin AguirreHunter@kev_aguirre · Founder of @Decartesa
Why Standup Bot? Messaging tools like Slack changed our work world. Standup changed our meetings. Standup Bot keeps us accountable, tracks our goals, and got us to post our successes, plans, and upcoming challenges. (ref. http://standupbot.com/)
Yoav Anaki
Yoav Anaki@yoavanaki
I was hoping for a bot that'd tell jokes on our Slack channels. But this is cool too! :D
Corey Grusden
Corey GrusdenMaker@cgrusden · Developer, So Fetch.io (Web & Mobile)
@yoavanaki To be honest, I really want the jokes to happen! ha. Have you been able to try out Standupbot yet??
Charlie Rowat
Charlie Rowat@charlesrowat · Innovation Consultant, Market Gravity
I've used the open source version you guys put out a few months ago. Found it a bit buggy but love the concept so went to Tatsu instead. Nice to see you bring out a 'proper' version. How did you settle on the pricing? And how many people can I have in one team?
Corey Grusden
Corey GrusdenMaker@cgrusden · Developer, So Fetch.io (Web & Mobile)
@charlesrowat Pricing was done by watching usage. As far as team-size, how big of a team are you wanting to use this with? Will you be using it in 1 chat room with your whole team, or do you have multiple Slack chat-rooms that you will be having standup in, in each one?
Jonathan Fielding
Jonathan Fielding@jonthanfielding · Founder - EventFocus
I think this looks amazing however its the kind of tool that requires a full team buy in to use and I know from trying to implement other similar things that is very unlikely
Corey Grusden
Corey GrusdenMaker@cgrusden · Developer, So Fetch.io (Web & Mobile)
@jonthanfielding Could signup for the trial and use it in a different channel wtih a few people to "test" it out for a week. The reason we built this, is because we were using it everyday before we built it and it greatly improved results. Using this bot was a quick way to get everyone on board Day 1 and since it's a bot, it's repeatable everyday and requires very little effort to have the meeting done by this bot which promotes consistency to solve the problem you're battling