Ask DN: (how) do you use Slack?

almost 9 years ago from Daniël van der Winden, digital dingus at Bakken & Bæck

  • Dwayne CharringtonDwayne Charrington, almost 9 years ago

    The place I work at uses Slack exclusively. Email is sometimes used still, but only for extremely formal uses and when we need to notify third parties and CC people internally to keep them in the loop.

    We have a #general channel for general things relating to the company. Info about upcoming holidays and deliveries to the office. We have a #random channel which is for nonsensical chatter not relating to anything. We have a #music channel where people recommend music, also a #nowplaying channel where some people have automated scripts posting what they are listening to in Spotify automatically and some posting manually.

    We have public groups for different teams: #front-end, #back-end team, #product-team, #qa-team and then we have numerous private groups. I am on the front-end team, so in addition to our public group where people bug us, we have a private group where we can talk about things we don't want other teams to read, like our frustrations and stealth projects, etc.

    My favourite thing about Slackbot is the Slackbot auto responses. I added in an auto response to the sentence, "Slackbot tell me a joke" and it will pick from around 60 random jokes I added in and display it. Another aspect of Slack we use extensively is the custom emoticons. Every person in our team has their own emoticon which makes for fun times.

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