Secret Santa is a Western Christmas tradition in which members of a group or community are randomly assigned a person to whom they anonymously give a gift. At JoliCode, we do this every year, and every year we have to ask someone from outside the company to be our “Secret Santa”, running a script and sending emails to everyone.

This time is gone! With this Slack application, just select the peoples you want to do a Secret Santa with, and let Rudolph decide and notify, by private message, each user.


I’m a sucker for fun and nerdy side projects like this: Prepare this year’s Secret Santa within Slack.

But if you dig into its code, you’ll find even more goodies. It’s based on Symfony 2.8 and features the new Microkernel, which enables a whole new class of slim and single-purpose apps “on the shoulders” of Symfony with some great impacts on performance.