To coordinate, a free chat app, Slack, rather than email. This helps us avoid confusing text threads or email getting lost in your inbox. Slack has an excellent phone app and a desktop or web-based (browser) version you can use at your computer.
Skaters are also strongly encouraged to join Slack to keep everyone in the loop.
Some vital information will be
posted ONLY in Slack – so join soon.
- Click the invitation link sent in your email, or
contact Rosa Martey (firstname.lastname@example.org) to receive an emailed link.
- Click Join
- Enter your full name and optional display name,
create a password, then click Next.
Download the mobile app
Go to the Play Store (Android) or App Store (Apple) and search for the Slack app to download and install it.
- Open the Slack app.
- Tap Sign
- Enter your email address. (Slack will send an
- On the same mobile device, locate and open your
confirmation email from Slack.
- Tap Confirm
Email Address to open the app, or tap Sign
in manually to enter your Slack URL and password.
Using Slack channels
The power of Slack is its channels. They help organize conversations and make it easier to keep track of information.
- On your phone, swipe left to right to view the
available channels. (They are listed on the left in the desktop app.)
- Tap the channel name to jump to that
conversation to read or add your message.
Messages and Alerts
You can send group messages in a channel, or direct messages
to any member of the FCFSC Showcase workspace
- To send a message, type your message at the bottom of the screen. Then Tap the paper plane icon to send.
- Bold channels have messages you haven’t read yet.
- Bold channels with a number by them have unread messages that tag you (either individually or as part of the “@channel” alert)
- Type the at symbol @ to pull up a list of people you can tag in a channel message.
- Type @channel (no space) to send an alert to everyone on a channel about your message.
- Using @channel is most useful when you have important information you need everyone to see.
- When you are actively chatting with someone, you don’t need to use the @channel alert. Everyone will see your message whether or not you use the alert.
Contact Rosa Martey at email@example.com to be
added to the Slack team for the EPIC Productions group.