an Abbot package for Slack by Cross Talk Fan Forum Phoenix
Abott tries to read the room.
Abbot is a programmable bot that turns your team chat into a shared command center. We handle all the boilerplate of building and running these conmmands so that you can focus on making tools that help you ship faster.
We built Abbot because we saw the power of this style of work (called ChatOps), when we worked at GitHub. ChatOps made it possible for GitHub to work productively without meetings, while globally distributed. We think it's a pretty great way to work, so we made it easy to use in Slack, Discord, and Microsoft Teams.
Read the room is a skill for Abbot to realize that the world is much larger than it is. If Abbot isn't aware of the fact that it's a BIG news day, maybe tell Abbot to read the room. This will cause Abbot to go on the New York Times website, pick one of the headlines, and apologize for missing out on the important news. Abbot doesn't do anything to differentiate the news, so it might treat good news as bad news!
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Abbot read-the-room feature fetches "nytimes.com", grabs a headline, and apologizes for missing out on the news.