On this episode of Datanauts, we chat with Brandon Olin, the creator of PoshBot, a PowerShell based chatbot for ops teams. What does PoshBot do? How was PoshBot built? How do chatbots impact Brandon’s delivery model?
Bots have been around for a long time. They’re really handy, too, often being able to answer simple questions by submitting a special command that has some sort of prefix or identifier associated with them. Especially if you’re on Twitch and want to know how long your favorite streamer has been online.
Maybe that isn’t the most helpful thing in the world, but what if we changed the narrative to be all about operations and how talking to a bot (with your peers watching) could actually up-level your day-to-day enjoyment of IT?
That’s our conversation today.
What is PoshBot?
“PoshBot is a chat bot written in PowerShell. It makes extensive use of classes introduced in PowerShell 5.0. PowerShell modules are loaded into PoshBot and instantly become available as bot commands. PoshBot currently supports connecting to Slack to provide you with awesome ChatOps goodness.”
For More Information About PoshBot
- PoshBot on GitHub, Home of the PoshBot Project
- PoshBot Documentation
- PoshBot Demo – PDX PowerShell User Group 2017-05-31
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