Get Started With Busterbot.

Busterbot is a great tool to increase motivation, energy, and health in an office place. I created the tool for my own office and would love to show you how to get started.

Make sure to check out our Welcome article to learn a little bit about Busterbot, our Office Place and Energy article to hear about some of the benefits of the tool, or signup directly at busterbot.io.

In this article we want to make sure you know how to get your team setup, so we outlined the steps below. Make sure to reach out to me (holden@busterbot.io) if you have any problems and one of our team members will be happy to help!

1. Get A Slack Team

Slack is the top business communication tool used by teams all over the world. One one the great things about Slack is they allow people like us to build tools and connect them to Slack.

Busterbot allows you to create bots, that will then post to a Slack channel that you connect it to.

To get started with Slack, simply register for an account at slack.com.

2. Make a Busterbot Account

Next up, you just need to register for your own Busterbot account at https://busterbot.io/register.

3. Create a Bot

Once you register your account, you'll be able to create a new bot or edit an exiting bot at https://busterbot.io/dash. A bot is where you configure your Slack account and tell the bot what to do.

Let's take a look at a sample bot that we made called "Motivationer". We need to go through an fill out some information for the bot:

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  • Click Add to Slack and link the Slack account you created.
  • Mark your bot as Active.
  • Give your bot a name.

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  • Decide how many people should get randomly called out by the bot.
  • Set your timezone.
  • Decide on a time interval and days for the bot to run.

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  • Fill out the exercises list.
  • Save changes.

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4. Sit and Wait

You're done! Once you have your bot saved with those basic configurations, sit back and wait for Busterbot to post in your Slack channel.

It's going to go through, select a random set of people, select a random exercise from your list, and tell those people to get to it. This could mean doing things like having a few random people do a fun work out once an hour, or having your entire team stand up and do a stretch twice a day.

There's lots of options and you can get creative. Have fun!

Holden
Founder @ Busterbot

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