Habitat Community Slack

Hello and welcome! This page will walk you through joining and using the Habitat Community Slack team. If you have any questions about anything here, please don't hesitate to contact us at humans@habitat.sh.

Getting Started with Slack

To register for our Slack team, please enter your email address below. Whatever address you use with be visible to other Slack users, but can be any address you want to use.

The Habitat community is a mixture of professionals and volunteers who come from all over the world and work together to make Habitat better. Community members fulfill many roles, including mentoring, teaching, and connecting with other members of the community. By joining the Habitat Community Slack you are agreeing to follow the Habitat Community Code of Conduct.

Once you submit the signup form you'll receive an email from Slack to continue the signup process. Once you finish the signup process you can use Slack via their web application or download a desktop or mobile client.

Slack Channels

By default you will be added to the #general channel which is our general-purpose discussion chat. Other more topic-specific channels are available in the channels menu on the left.

Join a Channel

Setting Up Your Slack Profile

Once registered for Slack, you can customize your profile through the Slack website. Here you can set the name and avatar people will see when you chat with them.

Set your name and avatar

I Need Help With Slack!

You can check out Slack's Help Center documentation for answers to many common problems. If you are already logged in to Slack, you can ask for assistance in the #general channel.

Slack-tiquette

As with IRC, Slack has some of its own customs and etiquette. Our community Slack is a volunteer-run organization so it is possible that there may be no one around to help at times. Feel free to re-ask later on when more people are around, or wait for a community member to check the recent scrollback.

Slack offers two channel-wide broadcast aliases: @channel and @here. Use these very sparingly. Remember that use of these can send push notifications to a large number of users, who may be confused or frustrated if the message was less critical than they originally thought.

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