]po[ Slack Integration

hive_module_pm_single

This Slack  integration package automatically generates a Slack channel for each ]project-open[ project, invites project members to this channel, stores channel communication in a searchable format, sends out project notifications and provides a number of slash-commands to simplify hour logging, status updates etc.


Slack and Mattermost

Slack   and it's open-source cousin Mattermost  enterprise messengers that allow for efficient team communication. Both messengers share a common API  that allows ]project-open[ to send and receive messages.

 

Use Cases & Scenarios

This package currently deals with the following scenarios:

Automatic Project Channel Setup

After creating a new (main-) project, the ]project-open[ server will use the Slack API to create a new channel. By default, the channel will be named after the project_nr of the project, but it may be changed afterwards.

New users will be added automatically to Slack channels after they have been added to a project.

Project Communication Archive

Through the ]project-open[ chat bot, ]po[ receives a copy of all project communication. The bot stores each chats as standard ]po[ forum topics. Forum topics are searchable by default, allowing to quickly retrieve important communication.

Project Notifications

]po[ sends notifications about important events to project channels, including the completion of tasks, tasks running late etc. Each PM can define which events are sent to the channel.

Slash-Commands

A number of "slash commands" allow users to perform transactions directly from within Slack or Mattermost:

  • /log <hours> on <task> [for <date>]
    Logs hours on a given task
  • /notify [<person>] about <event_spec> [on <task>]:
    Enables notification about a number of available events

We will extend this list according to user requests. Please [contact|contact us] if you have a special use-case.

 

Natural Language Processing (NLP) Engine

The ]po[ Slack integration is currently only available in English. It employs a simple but efficient NLP  engine based on a case grammar  and semantic roles in order to process a wide variety of language variants in a robust way, employing maximum entropy optimization  in a second step.

 

Developer Documentation

Please see HowTo Write a NLP Chat-Bot developer documentation about the architecture and the underlying NLP technology of the ]po[ - Slack integration.

 

Status, Installation and License

The package is currently under development. Please contact us (and include "slack-integration in the request) for details.

You can install the Slack integration package using the following commands (assuming the ]po[ V5.0.x VMware with CentOS 7):

# su - projop
# cd ~/packages
# cvs checkout intranet-slack

After this, please go to /acs-admin/apm/ -> "Install Package", select intranet-slack, click "-> Next" and restart your server as suggested.
After this, please go to Admin -> "Slack Integration" and follow the instructions in order to setup an integration with your Slack or Matermost instance.

The package is released under a dual-license as "GPL V3 or higher" open-source software, and using a commercial license. Please contact us for details.


Package Documentation

Procedure Files

tcl/intranet-slack-procs.tcl        

Procedures

im_slack_action       Main entry into Slack integration. 
im_slack_arg_parser       Main parser. 
im_slack_arg_parser_one_arg       Tries to extract an argument from an input line. 

SQL Files

Content Pages

www/
      next-object-id.adp
      po.tcl Slack integration page
 

 

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