In the fast-paced world of software development, ChatOps is emerging as a powerful tool for streamlining communication and enhancing team productivity. By enabling teams to automate tasks and workflows directly from their chat tools, ChatOps empowers teams to work more efficiently, reducing context switching and improving collaboration.

In this blog post, we'll be exploring how to build, and publish a workflow from the registry using ChatOps. is a platform that simplifies DevOps and enables teams to build, share, and run workflows in a seamless manner. The registry is a rich repository of pre-built workflows that teams can leverage to speed up their development processes.

Step 1:  Set Up Your Account

Before you can start building a workflow from the registry, you'll need to set up your account. Head over to, click on 'Start for Free' and follow the prompts to create your account.

Step 2: Install and Configure Slack from the Dashboard

Back in the dashboard, click on Continue to setup your Workflows, and click on Let’s Integrate Slack. It will redirect you to the Slack dashboard.

In your Slack dashboard settings, click on Allow. Back in your Slack workspace, you will see that the App integration is successfully installed. After the installation is complete, click on associate accounts.

  • View your account info using the /ops account:info command. You will see your account owner, slack username, and when it was published. To write a command in the App on Slack, you should always start with the forward-slash / sign.

Step 3: Build and Publish Workflow

To run your workflow from Slack, you must build and publish it to your team. Initialize your workflow using the ops init command in your code directory to create your ops.yml pipeline file. You can follow this ops.yml example I created in this code repository.

After configuring your workflow, build it using the ops build . command and publish it using the ops publish . command.

Step 4: Run Workflow in Slack App

Back in your Slack App, list your workflow using the /ops list command. You will see the list of all your workflows.

  • Select the Pipeline workflow you want to run and run it in your Slack App using /ops run <pipeline_workflow>
  • You can see that your workflow is completed and successful. When you click on view logs it will redirect you to your pipeline logs in

With ChatOps integration, all workflows, like pipelines, services, and commands, are documented in the chat. This is especially valuable for new team members who want to understand the team's operations and decision-making process. It allows everyone on the team to see what's happening in real time.

Through ChatOps integration, you can have real-time updates from various monitoring tools directly into your chat platform. This means you can receive alerts immediately and act on them faster, reducing downtime and improving system reliability.

Take the Next Step Towards Enhanced Workflow Automation

Now that you've learned about establishing a workflow through ChatOps automation, it's time to put this knowledge into practice. Start by assessing your current workflows and identifying areas that could benefit from the increased transparency, collaboration, and automation that ChatOps provides.

Ready to embark on this journey? Sign up on the platform today and take the first step toward revolutionizing your team's workflow.