Slack has become a very popular collaboration tool for developers and designers. Think of LinkedIn groups combined with a Facebook or Twitter feed that is isolated to only the team members participating. It is equivalent to an on going persistent eMeeting chat that never ends, is searchable, and most of all, captures all conversations around a topic in a single place. Some argue Slack is the end of email and other collaboration techniques, specifically around projects.
In this video Yu Cao demonstrates how to setup Cloudbot for slack where you can then chat with the bot to get information about your your BlueMix applications.
“Cloudbot is a ChatOps bot platform built to be deployed on IBM Bluemix that integrates services and tools into a development or operations team’s workflow in a collaborative chat environment.” – link