Brief Intro to Slack
I’m a happy user of Slack, using it for the Madison Cartoonist Conspiracy art group, various classes and professionally.
I’m always astounded when people still haven’t heard of or used it, so I started keeping a list of links to share/email. I think I’ll just refer to this post from now on, adding useful links as needed.
What is Slack?
How can teams use Slack?
WordPress.org uses Slack as their primary collaboration tool for their open source work.
There are many integrated services and apps that work with Slack.
Additionally, they have an excellently documented api
https://api.slack.com/slack-apps (for making an app that works with Slack)
https://mc-web.slack.com/apps/build/custom-integration (for making a custom connections)
Joey Day used the custom integration to hook slack up with Service Now ticket management system. (but you can link Jira or Zendesk too)
Here is a case study of a small company who now uses Slack
MF has some tips for using Slack/
Some other tips
- Official Slack Blog
- SlackAPI Blog @ Medium
Also published on Medium.