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Getting Started

This page describes enrollment with Atomist as a service.

Atomist is here to help you smooth your development flow. Start with our web console; see consolidated event notifications. Add ChatOps with Slack if you have it. Spawn your own software delivery machine, and integrate with other tools as you choose.

When you enroll in the Atomist service, you get built-in automations such as Lifecycle Messages (Slack notifications on code push, PR, issue etc with action buttons) and commands like “create issue”. And your own Software Delivery Machines will work on events and commands from your whole organization.

You can also use a Software Delivery Machine (SDM) on your laptop, individually, without enrolling in the service. To get going with a Local SDM, skip to the quick start guide.

This page describes how to create an Atomist workspace. An Atomist workspace connects your code, build, deployment, and runtime platforms into a single, cohesive model of how your team provides value: delivering great solutions.


You must have a Git source code management account, either, GitHub Enterprise (GHE), or BitBucket. If you want to use Atomist with GHE or BitBucket, please contact Atomist. The remainder of these instructions assume you have a account. If you do not already have a account, you can create one.

For the whole shebang, it helps to have a GitHub organization and a Slack workspace. You can create these for free and have full admin powers, if you want to experiment.

Hello Atomist

Follow the instructions in the sign up or trial invitation email you received.

When you first sign up, you’ll be asked to authenticate with GitHub. Once you’ve authenticated, you’ll create a new Atomist workspace. Associate a GitHub organization with the Atomist workspace to start getting events. Atomist will ask your permission to create the needed webhook(s). For more information on how Atomist integrates with GitHub, see the GitHub integration documentation.

The Atomist web interface will show you events, e.g., new commits and issue and pull request activity, from GitHub.

Next steps

Now that you have an Atomist workspace, you can

You can also customize Atomist, molding it to your team’s delivery model. Make Atomist respond to your own events and commands by creating your Software Delivery Machine. See the developer documentation to learn how to create and run your own Software Delivery machine!