Slack is pretty sweet, I keep hearing about how great it is, was fun to see it in action.
These are notes from a talk by Lacy Paschal (@lacydev) titled “Slacking Off At Work” during the HighEdWeb 2015. Vanderbilt University.
- Team that grew quickly from 2 to 12.
- Communications and conversations were all happening, but in different applications or contexts.
- Slack is a great platform for collaboration, communication, and centralization.
- Everyone can see the conversations going on.
- Large reduction in email.
- Communication Methods:
- Channels (public)
- Groups are private
- Direct Messages
- Develop Channel Nomenclature, early on.
- product-__ [omni, wordpress, machforms, helios, analytics]
- project-__ [updates, management]
- feed-__ [social, hashtags, campaigns]
- help-__ [desk, responses]
- x-__ [music, spoiler-zone, sports-center, food]
- Help Desk Teams
- Special Projects
- Management Team
- Special Interest Groups
- Technical Discussions
- Awesomesauce stuff
- /feed (takes in RSS feeds)
- /remind (creates reminders)
- code share / code highlighting
- easy drag & drop file sharing
- incoming webhook (integrates with their helpdesk software and PM software, takes in JSON)
- We Slack where we want: Mobile, Desktop, Browser
- Free or Paid?: 85% discount for higher ed. Start with Free
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