Many organizations use Slack for internal communication. While Slack's chat services are great, there's also a pretty nice platform for building bots that can interact with people, automate tasks & be helpful, or just interject to keep things lively. People usually have chat open all day long so it makes sense for this to be an enabling platform. As a software developer there are a staggering number of simple things you can build as a chat bot for Slack that will bring joy to people's work lives without burning a month of your spare nights and weekends. I'll show you some of Slack's capabilities and how you can use Azure and ASP.NET Web API to quickly build a decent chat bot for your organization.