How we Communicate
- Slack OR Facebook group (for discussion and local group planning)
- Twitter using the hashtag #Net2 or by mentioning @NetSquared
- Email the Net2 Community Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
Slack is a messaging app for teams. It brings all your communications into one place, is super-searchable, and is web, mobile, and app friendly. All NetSquared organizers are invited to join me in the online slack community.
NetSquared is distributed by design - we each moderate our own meetups, social media accounts and volunteers. And that isn't going to change. But it does make it very difficult for everyone to participate in the global community of NetSquared organizers to support each other because we're all over the place! By moving all our realtime and asynchronous conversations to Slack we will glue the NetSquared community together.
Join here: http://netsquared.herokuapp.com — or send a request to join to email@example.com
We aren't the only distributed community using Slack for their communications. Wordpress moved to Slack (I strongly recommend you read the blog post explaining why and how they use Slack), as has the rapidly growing DataKind meetups.
Enter your email in this form, check your email for an invitation, then follow the instructions to complete account setup.
Once you're in the main channel is `#general` and if you have any questions, or want to create a new channel ask in the `"slack-help` channel.
Slack will be your place for asking questions about NetSquared, planning your next event, and connect with other group organizers.
The goal is for us to bring the discussion that's been happening across personal email, the google group, facebook, twitter and more into one place.
The Slack #general channel isn't for general discussion and socializing. Please keep posts focused on your role as a NetSquared organizer. Use Slack to:
- Ask questions about running a NetSquared group
- Post resources of interest to community managers and the #Tech4Good sector
- Share event templates and slides
- Show off event notes, videos, and comments from your members
Many of us are already working with a local group of co-organizers to plan our events, but most of these co-organizers don't have any interactions with the wider NetSquared community. Slack is now available to you as a tool for you and local co-organizers to communicate.
All you need to do is invite your co-organizers into Slack and then ask me for a group-specific channel to be created in the `"slack-help` channel.
Email is an unkillable beast!
We understand that some people may opt out of Slack. I will post monthly announcements about things that everyone needs to see. But using Slack should reduce the amount of email.
The Facebook Group will continue to be an option for organizers who prefer that platform.
There will be duplicate messages on the two "chatty" platforms, so there's no need to be on both. Pick whichever tool you prefer.