Slack Overflow

by karan



A programmer's best friend, now in Slack. Search StackOverflow right from Slack without coming off as dumb.


From any Slack channel, just type /overflow [search terms]. The questions will be shown on the same channel visible just to you.

Integrate with your team

  1. Go to your channel
  2. Click on Configure Integrations.
  3. Scroll all the way down to DIY Integrations & Customizations section.
  4. Click on Add next to Slash Commands.
  • Command: /overflow
  • URL:
  • Method: POST
  • For the Autocomplete help text, check to show the command in autocomplete list.
    • Description: A programmer's best friend, now in Slack.
    • Usage hint: [search terms]
  • Descriptive Label: Search StackOverflow


Add a file based on file. Grab your StackExchange key from

# Install python dependencies
$ pip install -r requirements.txt

# Start the server
$ python

Deploy to Heroku


You will need to set the SE_KEY environment variable in your heroku app in order for this to work. You can read more about it clicking here


  • Please use the issue tracker to report any bugs or file feature requests.