Remember, the Code of Conduct applies. You don't know who's listening - consider your audience carefully.
Getting the most out of Slack
Mute channels - this is good in combination with setting your highlight word notifications
- Use 'Do Not Disturb' mode to 'snooze' notifications for a certain number of hours
Emoji reactions are awesome! Use them when you want to acknowledge a message without adding a "me too", or for a quick poll
Don't use Slack to resolve registration problems - email email@example.com
- Please don't add custom integrations etc without checking with an admin first
- Use ":redirect: #random" to suggest people move a conversation to a more appropriate channel (such as #random)
- #general and #random are 2 days
- Default (all other channels and DM), forever
Use these sparingly:
- @admins - organising team
- @codeofconductreps - Code of Conduct representatives
- random - "offtopic" or "chat". Unrelated to the conference
#problems - report things that need the help of volunteers or organisers
#melbournehelp - ask a local! help an out-of-towner!
#websiteissues - when computer says no
#jobs - advertising jobs offered/wanted
#sprints - discuss what you're working on for Monday and Tuesday
There's a topic you want to talk about that doesn't fit in any existing channel? Create one. Public or private, whatever fits best. However, we ask you not to open channels to discuss the content or questions of a talk before the talk's Q&A is over because it can easily feel rude to a speaker. Our speakers are happy to answer questions either in the recorded Q&A part or off-the-record. And they are probably more than happy to discuss thoughts on their talk's topic in the hallway track.