Vacation Bot: The bot that schedules your OOO status on Slack
The Challenge: We’re forgetful.
One of the challenges we’ve always had is someone will randomly mention:
“Hey everyone, just a heads up, I’m going on vacation on June 2–4.”
And then we all completely forget, including the person going on vacation who never sets their Slack status to OOO.
And so you end up with messages that get ignored for days and you don’t know why.
The only available options for bots like this are all paid apps.
The Solution: A bot that listens for you to talk about vacation
So we created Vacation Bot to listen for users to mention anything about OOO, vacation, holiday, etc.
Vacation Bot then schedules to change their status to OOO for them on the day they leave.
It even changes your status back to normal once your vacation ends.
And if you’d like, it can also ping your team to remind them you’re OOO on the day you leave.
For forgetful people like me who can’t remember when people said they were going on vacation, it’s an essential bot.
— Have a feature idea? We’d love to hear it, just leave it below in the comments :)