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Connecting a Channel in Slack to a Room in Gitter

By @abs

Motivation

Bridging Gitter and Slack makes a lot of sense for Slack teams involved in open source projects that use Gitter for community chat. For example, if you’re working with VoltDB at work, wouldn’t it be nice to at least keep an eye on what’s going in the corresponding Gitter room, without leaving Slack?

Sameroom provides the necessary glue to help you connect a channel in your Slack team to a room on Gitter. Once connected, all messages and files will be replicated between the rooms, in real-time. In other words, you can be a member of the VoltDB open source community... from Slack.

This functionality has also proven useful for larger organizations, where chat platforms get adopted organically by independent teams. When such teams need to collaborate, they run into chat interoperability issues: at least one of the teams is faced with the prospect of either migrating to the other teams’s platform, or running multiple apps at the same time. Sameroom can be used to make life easier in both situations: bridge two teams for the duration of a project, or ease migration from one platform to another.

Instructions

First, make sure you've got a Slack channel ready (create one, if not).

  • Step 1: Add you Slack and Gitter accounts to Sameroom (click Slack, Gitter logos)
  • Step 2: On the Open-a-Tube page, select you Slack channel for Side A and Gitter room for Side B.

You can configure how your messages look in Gitter when posting from Slack—take a look at posting options for more info.

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