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Automate the Boring Stuff with Slackbot

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Day 3, R2 11:30–12:00

Today, there are many tasks to repeat in the company/community. In addition, we often use chat such as Slack for daily communication. So, I created a chatbot([PyCon JP Bot]( to automate various boring tasks related to holding PyCon JP.

In this talk, I will first explain how to create a chatbot using [slackbot]( I will tell you how to registers bot's integration on Slack and how to create a simple bot in Python that responds to specific keywords.

And as a specific case, I will explain how to make a bot command to perform the following operations and technical problems.

  • Emoji reaction
  • Calculator: SymPy
  • Karma(plusplus): Peewee
  • Search issues, display issue details: JIRA API
  • Create multiple issues from a template: JIRA API, Sheets Spreadsheet API
  • Search files from Google Drive: Google Drive API
  • Account management of G Suite(user, alias, group and member): G Suite API
  • etc.


Speaker: Takanori Suzuki

Takanori is a Vice Chairperson of PyCon JP Committee( He is also a director of BeProud Inc.(, and his title is "Python Climber". Takanori held PyCon JP 2014 to 2016 as the chairperson. Currently he teaches Python to beginners as a lecturer at Python Boot Camp( all over Japan. In addition, he published several Python books. Tananori plays trumpet, climbs boulder, loves Lego, ferrets and beer.


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