Architecture

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Our Flask server serves to handle all incoming Slack events, slash command, and Github webhooks. Slash commands are handled by app.controller.command.parser, and the remaining events and webhooks are handled by app.controller.webhook.github.core and app.controller.webhook.slack.core.

We store our data in an Amazon DynamoDB, which can be accessed directly by the database facade db.dynamodb.DynamoDB.

We treat GitHub itself as the sole source of truth. Any modifications done on the Github side (e.g. changing team names, adding/removing team members, creating/deleting teams, etc.) is reflected into the database. Whenever an attempt is made at modifying the existing teams (e.g. using a slash command to add/remove members, create/delete teams, edit teams), the changes are made using the Github API, and then done on our database.

We run a cron-style scheduler that execute specific tasks at regular intervals. To learn how to add tasks and modules to it, have a look at this tutorial.