We received an interesting request from a researcher at the EPFL, to access the logs of public channels and interactions with our chatbot during the event, in order to "gain insight into how participants in the hackathon participated in conversations and engaged in team and cross team work".
The logs were created with Slack's export tool, then stripped of any e-mail addresses using a global RegExp search. However, they still contain user names and other personally identifiable information. Please use correspondingly, and refer to Slack's Acceptable Use Policy if in doubt. If anyone has tips on good policy for ethical use of social media, besides the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, please let me know.
Chat logs are JSON formatted using the structure documented in the Slack API, for example:
"text": "Hey guys happy to see so much cool stuff!",
or notifications such as:
"text": "<@U3ZG22EBF|florianwieser> has joined the channel",
The chatbot logs are just plain text logs, one line per interaction, e.g. here in the #data channel:
2017-02-09T18:50:44+0100 <trace> dribdat.coffee:94:7, <js>:89 (TextListener.callback) Is anyone tracking his*her food consumption (nutritional values, type of food, calories...) and would be willing to share this data (over one year for example)? [#data]
Send us a note, along with your intentions, if you also wish to put this to use.