- 12. Sep
Hubot is your friendly robot sidekick. Install him in your company to dramatically improve employee efficiency. Hubot is a framework to build chatbots, modeled after GitHub's Campfire bot of the same name, hubot. He's pretty cool. He's extendable with scripts and can work on many different chat services.
This repository provides a library that's distributed by npm that you use for building your own bots. See the documentation for details on getting up and running with your very own robot friend.
No seriously, what is Hubot?
GitHub, Inc., wrote the first version of Hubot to automate our company chat room. Hubot knew how to deploy the site, automate a lot of tasks, and be a source of fun around the office. Eventually, he grew to become a formidable force in GitHub, but he led a private, messy life. So we rewrote him.
Today's version of Hubot is open source, written in CoffeeScript on Node.js, and easily deployed on platforms like Heroku. More importantly, Hubot is a standardized way to share scripts between everyone's robots.
What can Hubot do?
We ship Hubot with a small group of core scripts: things like posting images, translating languages, and integrating with Google Maps. We also maintain a repository of community Hubot scripts and an organization of community Hubot packages that you can add to your own robot.
The real fun happens when you add your own scripts. Be sure to personalize your Hubot, too; your company's robot should be a place full of inside jokes, custom integrations, and general merriment.