Serendipity Bot randomly pairs people for 1-1 meetings. This is generally pleasant and productive in organizations larger than a handleful of people, and can be a great way to spread ideas and build relationships between team members.
npm i -g serendipity-bot
Save something like this to a file
Note: if you're using Slack, you may want these to be Slack handles or emoji.
You'll first need to get a token for your Slack account.
serendipity-bot [list_of_names_file] --token [slack token] --channel [slack channel]
Set up a cron job to run the script regularly! Our engineering team at ClassDojo runs the bot every Wednesday and Friday.
The script calculates all 2-combinations of team members and shuffles them deterministically. It also stores an integer index value in a file, whose name is generated by hashing the list of team members.
Whenever the script is run, the index is incremented (mod the number of combinations), and we pick the combination at that index. This way, we cycle through every pairing before repeating.