If you've never used it before, Slack is a communication and collaboration tool. It has a web-based interface if you want to use it on your desktop and it has mobile apps if you want to use it on your phone or tablet. Slack is where the Esri development team gets a lot of our work done, so we thought it would be a good idea to set up a public Slack workspace for this Navigator beta and invite you to it! To join our public Slack workspace and start interacting with the Esri team, head over to https://navigator-beta.herokuapp.com/, enter your email address, and click Get My Invite.
Slack allows us to organize content using #channels. We have a number of channels set up where conversations can happen around particular topics - channels like #bugs, #general, #random, etc. Take a look through the available channels and jump into conversations as you like. Messages posted to channels will be visible to all channel members and will be searchable for the life of the workspace. Abusive language or content will not be tolerated.
You'll notice some community members have a secret squirrel icon next to their name. These are Esri team members. We've done this to help you visually recognize Esri staff that are participating in the Slack workspace. Here's what it looks like for me:
Some of the other Esri staff you will see include:
- Brent Pierce
- Heather McCracken
- Joel Whitney
- Townsend Crum
- Kylie Donia
- Jeff Shaner
Feel free to reach out to us when you have questions!