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slack-lunchbot

A Node.js lunch suggestion app for Slack.

Github

https://github.com/samliew/slack-lunchbot

Slack Integration

https://[TeamUrl].slack.com/apps/manage/custom-integrations

Incoming Webhook

  • Required for sending of messages from Lunchbot
  • Paste Webhook URL to Heroku’s SLACK_WEBHOOK_URL variable
  • Posts to #general as incoming-webhook-lunch
  • Name, icon, channel can be overridden by Lunchbot app

Outgoing Webhook

  • Required for listening of keywords like “suggest lunch,lunch”.
  • Get from Slack > Custom Integrations > Incoming WebHooks.
  • Action: POST to http://[HerokuUrl]/lunchbot

Heroku

Heroku Environment Variables

Name Description
LUNCH_NORMAL_NAME Will do a string search, pick if partial match
LUNCH_SPECIAL_NAME For special events. Remember to remove after event.
LUNCH_SPECIAL_LOCATION As above. Optional.
LUNCH_SPECIAL_TIME As above. Optional.
PAUSED Will do nothing when triggered.
SLACK_BOT_NAME Override default display name in Slack integration
SLACK_CHANNEL Override default channel in Slack integration, include # to indicate channel
SLACK_WEBHOOK_URL To allow incoming integration to Slack for listening of “lunch”. Get from Slack > Custom Integrations > Incoming WebHooks.
TEMPORIZE_URL Do not touch, to be set up automatically by the Temporize Scheduler add-on

Temporize Scheduler

  • Access from Resources tab in Heroku
  • 5 events - One for each weekday in UTC time (minute hour * * dayOfWeek)
    • "0 4 * * 2", "0 4 * * 3", "0 4 * * 4", "0 4 * * 5", "0 4 * * 6"
  • Callback URL - http://[HerokuUrl]/lunchbot
  • Method - POST

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