How to use
Create a room (or channel on IRC) for standup (existing one is okay) and invite hubot to the room if necessary.
First, you tell hubot who is a member for a particular team for the standup, using the
roles commands with "(who) is a (team) member".
Let's take "engineering" team for example.
miyagawa: hubot miyagawa is an engineering member hubot: Ok, miyagawa is an engineering member miyagawa: hubot john is an engineering member hubot: Ok, john is an engineering member miyagawa: hubot davidlee is an engineering member hubot: Ok, davidlee is an engineering member
You can create as many teams as you want.
Note: This setup process hopefully won't be necessary in the future, when Hubot properly implements an API to get the list of online users in a room. So that everyone in a standup room == standup participants.
Start the standup
Hubot won't schedule the standup for you (yet), you have to start it by yourself when it's time.
miyagawa: hubot standup for engineering hubot: Ok, let's start the standup: miyagawa, john, davidlee hubot: john: your turn
Hubot remembers who should participate the standup, and will tell whose turn is the next. Tell what you did yesterday, will do today, anything blocked. and say "next" (or "done" or "that's it") when you're done.
john: Done some pretty nice hack yesterday. john: I will work on another cool stuff today. john: I'm not blocked john: hubot next hubot: davidlee: your turn
When the user is offline or away for a second, tell hubot to skip the user.
miyagawa: hubot skip davidlee hubot: Will skip davidlee hubot: miyagawa: your turn
Once the last user is done, hubot will tell you how long the standup was.
miyagawa: I'm working on some nice stuff, and will continue doing so today. miyagawa: hubot next hubot: All done! Standup was 5 minutes and 24 seconds.
This hubot script depends on
roles.coffee script. You're recommended to use
redis-brain.coffee to persist the team information.
package.json, add the following line to the dependencies:
npm install and create a symbolic link from
ln -s ../node_modules/hubot-standup/src/scripts/standup.coffee scripts/
Add the symlink file to the git repository if necessary (for Heroku deployment).
By symlinking to
standup-yammer.coffee in addition, the bot will post the standup archive to Yammer. You need to set a valid Yammer OAuth2 token to
HUBOT_STANDUP_YAMMER_TOKEN environment variable.
Here's how to get a valid Yammer OAuth2 token with the standard OAuth2 authorization flow.
See Yammer documentation for more details.
- Register a new application on Yammer at
https://www.yammer.com/<DOMAIN>/client_applications/new. Leave the callback URLs empty
- Take notes of your
- Make a new bot user on Yammer (optional). This is the user who will post archives as.
- Sign in as the new bot user on Yammer if necessary
- Go to
- There's an authorization dialog. Authorize the app
- Look at the URL bar and there's a
code=<CODE>query parameter in there, copy that.
- you'll get a big JSON that contains
Now set the token to
HUBOT_STANDUP_YAMMER_TOKEN and Hubot will ask which group ID the log should be posted to. Use the group ID 0 to turn off the feature for a group.