Some notes on our technology

/whereis #everybody? is a Slack app that’s installed in an organization’s Slack workspace. All user interaction with the app is done via slash commands.

The app in Slack connects over a secure connection to our dedicated backend services in Amazon Web Services. The backend is a collection of functions at AWS Lambda and a simple Amazon DynamoDB database encrypted at rest.

Additionally, there’s the static website you’re currently looking at, being served over a secure, TLS-encrypted connection.

In case you’re curious, the site is generated using the Jekyll static site generator, securily stored in Amazon S3 and globally distributed via Amazon CloudFront.

Architecture diagram of /whereis #everybody?

We could tell you some much more about the cool technologies behind the app, and the tools that we’re using to build and deploy and monitor it. At some point, we’ll submit our tech stack to StackShare.