Price is Right Slackbot
Games are a great way to teach people about the work that other people are doing within a company. The Price is Right is well-suited to help the product team learn more about the deals that our sales team has closed, the metrics that our marketing team is tracking, and the customer interactions that customer success tracks. In addition, it also helps these teams to get a better understanding of what our engineers and data team are trying to optimize. The Price is Right achieves this goal since it gives everyone a chance to make their best guess about the work that others are doing.
A slackbot seemed like the easiest way to get everyone involved. I'm grateful that Botkit made this easy to implement.
If this sounds like it'd be useful to you, here are some instructions on how to get the bot installed.
Place your API token into
.env, so that it looks like:
Then run the following commands to boot the bot locally:
$ npm install $ npm start
Add your API token to
$ docker-compose up
To start, you need to assign a game master. As the person who spins up the
chatbot, you do this by being the first one to direct messaging the
I am your master.
To see your options as the master, type
master help into the direct message
with the chatbot.
To register new players, ask them to open a direct message with the chatbot and
To see the options available to the player, type
help into the direct message
with the chatbot.
Bugs / Issues
If you find a bug or something that could improve the user experience, please file an issue on this github project, so contributors/maintainers can get started fixing them. :-)
Submitting Pull Requests
- Fork this project
- Make a feature branch git checkout -b feature
- Make your changes and commit them to your feature branch
- Submit a pull request