Its ingenious that Slack do the form filling right here, using the comment field you’d normally use to communicate with your team. Just by having this ‘chat’ – I’m already versed and comfortable with the app – i’ve broken the ice and Im ready to converse with my team.
Hit the nail on the head. I really loved this part of the experience when I first tried Slack. The advantages are three-fold, too:
- You already know how to use the tool.
- You didn't have to visit a separate page and fill out a bunch of forms.
- Your teammates won't be annoyed by your empty profile.
Hey thanks Nick. Its a nice touch that this coaching happens in a separate channel - so, as you've said - you're 'learning' and 'n00bitis' happens in a sandbox, and isn't part of the main discussion.
I found Slackbot to be nice but too dumb when registering. My last name on Slack is now "what do you mean?".
yea slack is wonderful. i was sold by slackbot too =]
been using slack for a few weeks now here, and we're never going back to skype/etc
I love Slack so much.
I always appreciate when people approach the sign up process in different ways. On a side note, how is Slack? I see it thrown around here a lot. Does it live up to the hype? We currently use Basecamp and Gchat to communicate, how does it fit into that?
Hey Stephen. Well - this is the first time I'm really using it, but It feels really nice and fluid. Its mimics a lot of the things you'd do in a real office - you can be having a broader, group wide discussion, and also smaller micro discussions with whoever you want. This 'collapses' distance barriers pretty quick - even if its across a few floors. It works well :)
We've been using Slack at work for internal communication, pretty awesome so far.
We've got some nice things going on with notifications from GitHub repos on push. We're possibly going to integrate Slack with our studio site at some point for quickly sharing some of the design / dev links we send around the studio.
One of our developers made a lil Chrome extension for one-click sharing to Slack too.