Our typical use case is to have chat handler aliases not be direct commands to the bot, so as to allow users to run commands like:
<bot does whatever that was aliased to>
> Let's talk about DEPLOYTIME
<bot does nothing, as it's not invoked form the beginning of the line>
> DEPLOYTIME webapps
<bot performs the alias, with an optional argument>
Do you foresee this kind of behavior, or are you expecting _every_ invocation of an alias to be directed at the bot?
Love the work, would be happy to help get things up and tested, if you wanted to collab.