Help accepted: yes
Tech stack: Go, HTTP, JSON, Docker, Slack
PlusPlus is Slack bot that provides a friendly way to recognise people who have been particularly helpful during a Slack conversation. By mentioning the user and following their name with ++ you allocate them PlusPlus points, e.g. @Bill++.
Over the last couple of months the reliability of the bot has degraded with the occasional delay and unavailability of the bot. Someone asked whether we should build our own. Curious, I thought I’d give this a go (no pun intended).
This is still in very early development and while I have a simple proof of concept working, my current efforts are geared towards understanding the Slack API.
Note: for the avoidance of doubt, this is a personal project and not intended to replace any aspect of the Codebuddies set-up.