Intro to the Slack API: Easy-peasy Incoming Webhooks

Slack - 925 Mission Street San Francisco - View Map Girl Develop It San Francisco
Wed, Apr 26, 2017, 6:30 PM (PDT)

About this event

Course Description:

In this workshop, we will introduce the Slack Platform and some of the core concepts required for building apps using Slack's APIs.  This is a great workshop for those who have used Slack before as a messaging tool but may not be familiar with the robust integration capabilities of the platform.

The workshop is a mix of lecture and a hands-on exercise in which members will set up an existing integration (Twitter) and an incoming-webhook integration to post notifications on their own Slack teams. It will be taught by Roo Harrigan, Application Engineer on the Platform team at Slack.

This is a great follow-up to the AJAX/JSON and APIs workshops.


Attendees should be comfortable with Python and Flask fundamentals, including the requests library - a starter repo with a mostly-working Flask app will be provided.  Attendees should also come with an understanding of what Slack is and make a test team before arrival.  

Tech requirements:

• Your laptop (Mac, PC, or Linux are all okay) and charger.

• A modern web browser - either Chrome or Firefox

• A text editor.  We recommend Sublime Text 2 (Free:available for both Mac and PC) or Notepad++(PC).

• Python 2.7 installed on your computer

• ngrok installed on your computer

You can review the preparation steps for this workshop here:


Wednesday, Apr 26
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)


925 Mission Street San Francisco