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Standup Bot for Telegram

Developed by Mad Devs Go Report Card CircleCI

Automates workflow of async standups meetings

Supported languages: English(default), Russian

Add @SimpleStandupBot to your telegram channel to start using it right away. IMPORTANT NOTE: First you should run the code, then add bot to a channel, only then it would work as expected

Bot Skills

  • Onbords new members with predefined, customized message
  • Warns about upcomming standup deadline in case intern did not write standup yet
  • Members join and leave standup teams on their own (no time from managers needed)
  • Can adjust to different timezones
  • Detects standups by watching messages with bot tag and defined keywords
  • supports English and Runssian languages. To add more, see for language reference

Available commands

help - display help text 
join - join standup team
show - displays group info
leave - leave standup team 
edit_deadline - edit group standup deadline (formats: 10am, 13:45)
update_onbording_message - set or update your group greeting message
update_group_language - set or update your group primary language (format: en, ru)
group_tz - update group time zone (default: Asia/Bishkek)
tz - update individual time zone (default: Asia/Bishkek)
change_submission_days - changes days people should submit standups at (format: "monday, tuesday, etc)

Local usage

First you need to set env variables:

export TELEGRAM_TOKEN=yourTelegramTokenRecievedFromBotFather
export DEBUG=true

Install dep

Then run. Note, you need Docker and docker-compose installed on your system

make run

To run tests:

make clear
make test

To debug locally without docker use:

make clear
make setup
go run main.go

This should setup a database and run all the migrations for you.

To update messages: First install CLI from original repo then follow these steps:

  1. Make changes to your default messages
  2. Run goi18n extract to update English translation files
  3. Create file for Russian translations
  4. Run goi18n merge active.*.toml translate.*.toml to change translated messages to update Russian translations
  5. Run goi18n merge active.*.toml to update russian translations

Install on your server

  1. Build and push bot's image to Dockerhub or any other container registry:

    docker build -t /mad-telegram-standup-bot .

docker push <youraccount>/mad-telegram-standup-bot
  1. Enter server, install docker and docker-compose there. Create docker-compose.yaml file by the example from this repo

  2. Create .env file with variables needed to run bot:

    TELEGRAM_TOKEN=603860531:AAEB95f4tq18RWZtKLFJDFLKFDFfdsfd DEBUG=false

  1. Pull image from registry and run it in the backgroud with

    docker-compose pull

docker-compose up -d


Any contribution is welcomed! Fork it and send PR or simply request a feature or point to bug with issues.

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