Eventbot is a free Slack bot to create and manage unlimited events with your team. It allows you to easily create events and then invite team members to them. After that, you can get RSVPs by letting them choose between interested and decline. You can run simple slash commands to create and manage events in Slack. For any event, it allows you to define the event name, location, date & time, etc. Apart from inviting team members, you can also invite entire channels to respond to the events.
There are other useful features available like set event reminders, check RSVPs, see the list of upcoming events, and more. You can use this Slack bot in both public and private channels for creating and managing events. This is a simple event maker for Slack, but if you want something advanced (like having the option to create and sell tickets, etc.), then try Picatic.
Note: The free version of Eventbot has certain limitations like 20 participants, events for up to 7 days, no customized RSVP buttons, etc. You can overcome these limits in the paid version.
How to Create and Manage Events in Slack with Team:
To get started, you would need to first integrate Eventbot to Slack. For doing that, open the homepage of Eventbot and click on the “Add to Slack” button. Then you would need to authorize it to access your Slack account. Once you do that, the integration will be completed and you can proceed to create and manage events on Slack.
Now, when you open Slack, you can see a new app named, “Eventbot Calendar” added to the “Apps” section. Simply open it up and then you can change the date/time, timezone, and customize RSVP (in the paid version).
When you’re done with that, go to any public or private channel and invite Eventbot to the channel. To do that, simply type “/invite @Eventbot Calendar” and hit Enter. After you do that, you can proceed to create events in that channel. To create an event, simply type and execute the slash command “/events add or create“. Then a popup window will appear on which you can enter various details of the event including the event name, date & time, location, and details.
Once you have entered the details, click on the “Create” button and the event will be added to the channel. This way you can create unlimited events in Slack. Then you can see the event message along with the option to choose “I’m Interested” or “Decline”. Apart from that, you will also see the option to invite team members and entire channels to the event, see event details, and set a reminder. By default, your reminder will be set to 60 minutes before the event starts. But, you can also change the reminder time 5 min, 10 min, 15 min, 1 hour, etc.
Now, to invite team members or channels to the event, you would need to click on the “Invite” button associated with the event message. After that, another message will appear on the channel with the option to choose team members and channels whom you want to invite to the event. After sending an invite, they can see the same event message and select “I’m Interested” or “Decline” for your invitation.
The team members can also use this Slack bot to create events for your organization. You and the invited team members can see the RSVP of the events. This will help you know the total number of users who are interested in or declined an event.
There are some other useful slash commands available for this Slack bot such as:
- /events list – This command will show you the list of all the events that are posted to the current channel.
- /events peek – This command will also show the list of events but will provide an additional option to post the list to any other channel you want.
- /events mine – Executing this command can help you see the upcoming events which you have created.
- /events interest – When you execute this slash command, it will show you the events in which you’re interested.
- /events settings – This will open up the date & time settings for you to change.
So, if you want to create and manage events for your organization directly in Slack, then this Slack bot is definitely for you. Eventbot makes creating events and getting RSVPs a cakewalk for you. You can create as many events as you want for free and manage them with ease. Go ahead and give it a try.