What is this?
This is a community driven experiment. Peter, Jeremy and Mitch thought having a bunch of our friends on slack during re:invent might be a better way of communicating than endlessly scrolling through Twitter. Here we can break off into Birds of a Feather groups, chat about sessions we are attending and find out about secret after parties.
We can't really have all 17K+ attendees join so we are using invitations to keep the numbers manageable.
How does it work?
- You get an invite to join from someone already participating.
- You fill out the Request to Join form with the invite code
- If selected, you will be emailed instructions to join the Slack group
- Once joined, you are free to chat, join existing channels and create new ones
How do I get an invite?
Ask someone who is already participating for an invite.
I'm in. Now what?
Have fun and please be sure to follow the Guidlines.
How do I invite someone?
We have created a little Invite bot just for this. Just DM @invite-bot to get your code. We'll probably limit the number of invites per person to 5, so use them wisely.
Can I hide my email address?
I wish! This isn't something Slack supports yet. Be sure to use an email you are comfortable with being public.
Nope. It is completely free and community led.
How do I report something bad?
If you see or experience something bad happening in Slack, please DM @pas256, @garnaat or @jedberg in Slack with the details.
What has already gone wrong?
Well, nothing yet, but we aren't going into this blind. Here was someone else's experience running a similar experiment. Finger's crossed.