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A sexy, simple, yet powerful and extendable Slack bot

Project description

Slack Machine is a sexy, simple, yet powerful and extendable Slack bot. More than just a bot, Slack Machine is a framework that helps you develop your Slack team into a ChatOps powerhouse.



  • Get started with mininal configuration
  • Built on top of the Slack RTM API for smooth, real-time interactions
  • Support for rich interactions using the Slack Web API
  • High-level API for maximum convenience when building plugins
  • Low-level API for maximum flexibility
  • Plugin API features:
    • Listen and respond to any regular expression
    • Capture parts of messages to use as variables in your functions
    • Respond to messages in channels, groups and direct message conversations
    • Respond with Emoji
    • Respond in threads
    • Send DMs to any user
    • Support for message attachments
    • Listen and respond to any Slack event supported by the RTM API
    • Store and retrieve any kind of data in persistent storage (currently Redis and in-memory storage are supported)
    • Schedule actions and messages
    • Emit and listen for events
    • Help texts for Plugins
    • Built in web server for webhooks

Coming Soon

  • Support for Interactive Buttons
  • … and much more


You can install Slack Machine using pip:

$ pip install slack-machine

It is strongly recommended that you install slack-machine inside a virtual environment!


  1. Create a directory for your Slack Machine bot: mkdir my-slack-bot && cd my-slack-bot
  2. Add a file to your bot directory: touch
  3. Create a Bot User for your Slack team: (take note of your API token)
  4. Add the Slack API token to your like this:
SLACK_API_TOKEN = 'xox-my-slack-token'
  1. Start the bot with slack-machine
  2. Profit!


You can find the documentation for Slack Machine here:

Go read it to learn how to properly configure Slack Machine, write plugins, and more!

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