Slack Timezone Converter
An integration for Slack that converts any time string in a message to all timezones where the team is.
Just invite the @bot to your channel. Then, any message that mentions @time and contains a time will be converted, for example:
Let's meet at 8am PDT please @time.
Currently supports any format parsable by ActiveSupport.
Any time a time string is found in a message that mentions
@time, the integration, running in a server, converts it to all timezones
where the team has at least one member. A message is sent back to the Slack channel with all the conversions and a fancy clock icon
that represents the time. It supports any channel joined by the user whose token is passed as parameter. This user's timezone is used
as the default when a timezone is not present on the parsed message.
Example message that would be parsed:
Hey, our meeting is at 12h30 PDT @time.
In order to use this integration, the following Ruby libraries are needed:
But they can be installed by using
After all requirements are met, it's just necessary to run the code, passing the Slack token as parameter:
ruby slack-timezone-converter.rb <Slack token> <number of times per line (defaults to 1)> <additional message>
This program runs indefinitely and listens for new messages on the Slack channels. It can be stopped by just stopping the process.
- Correctly identify the format where a dot is the separator between hour and minutes (e.g., "8.30am")