Are you a slacker, have you been slacking recently? If you not you should be slacking more often.
This is just a little play on words because today obviously we’re talking about Slack. And of course I don’t mean being lazy or putting things off but I mean the Social media tool Slack.
What is Slack?
Slack is a cloud-based team collaboration tool, In simpler terms, it is a chatting program; think of Skype, Twitter.
Slack was created by Daniel Stewart Butterfield. He’s a Canadian entrepreneur, best known for being a co-founder of the photo sharing website Flickr. By the way, he’s worth 1.69billion.
How does Slack work? Basically you can create a private group so that you can chat with only members of that group. Also there’s no charge to using Slack.
Slack differs to Twitter in that generally your tweets are visible by everyone, unless it’s a personal Tweet. Slack focuses on the private interaction and allows you to embed pictures and video into your message.
Slack uses the following terms to create groups.
- Team and Workspaces
In this episode I want to introduce you to the Qwiklab where you will build a chat bot for Slack.
Chat bots have the ability to interact with teams and users, respond to commands, and post notifications, giving all conversation participants visibility into team activities.
You will build a bot that posts CloudWatch alarms to your Slack channel. The high level steps are
- Create Slack account
- Create Webhook in slack
- Create a lambda function.
- select the Blueprint for slack
- enter the web hook
- Create the python code
- test it
- Create cloud watch alarm
You can find the detail steps in this Link. You’ll have to sign up to be able to see the instructions
Remember “If you’re not willing to learn no one can help you but if you’re determined to learn no one can stop you”
Bye bye for now, until next time.