Slack Community Guidelines
If you are already a Slack member, you can log in at latinos.slack.com.
If you are new to Slack, please check out our New to Slack? section first.
- Request an invite
- Code of Conduct
- Best Practices
- New to Slack?
Request an invite
To get an invite to our Slack Workspace with 3,000+ (as of March 2019) Latinx in Tech , please fill out this Google Form.
As you are waiting for your Slack invite, feel free to check out our different Community groups and the details we’ve provided about our Slack group below.
You should get an invite within 2 weeks. If you don’t get an invite by then, please email us at
Code of Conduct
You can find our code of conduct at https://techqueria.org/code-of-conduct.
In short, this is a professional community so be respectful of everyone and their identity.
Unprofessional behavior is not acceptable so if you feel that someone is breaking the code of conduct, make sure to contact an admin and we will sort it out.
You can contact and admin by using the command
/admin in Slack followed by your message.
There are three default channels everyone automatically gets added to upon joining.
- locked to the organizers - this is where admins/organizers will post news and information about the community at large
- sharing and requesting job opportunities
- conversations that don’t fit in any topic channel but could be relevant for everyone
We have created different channels to keep conversations relevant, e.g.
By default, you do not join those channels but you can click on CHANNELS to see a list of all the channels and join the ones that seem the most interesting.
We monitor most activity in those channels to make sure content is relevant so if something off-topic is posted there, we might move it to a more appropriate channel.
Location Based Channels
We have a few location channels that are prefixed with
You can use these channels to communicate with folks in those locations, whether you live there or visiting it can be a great resource.
You can contact the admins to get new location channels created.
We have a few private channels for conversations that you don’t want everyone to see, and we’re using a system created by WeAllJs to manage the participation of those.
To see a list of available channels, run the command
/list-private, and click on the join button to request an invitation.
If you’d like to participate in the conversation about the future of the community, event planning, suggest speakers and be more involved, you can join these channels.
- Give feedback about how we run Slack or events
- Discussing & contributing to Techqueria website https://techqueria.org
- Automated activity feed from https://github.com/techqueria/website
There’s also the
Requesting A Channel
Not finding a channel you want? No worries, head on over to
#request-a-channel to request the creation, archival or deletion of a channel.
This convo in the
#website channel could have been 28 separate messages! 🤯
Instead, with threads - it turned into a more rich and focused discussion. 😌
Channel naming conventions
- Please avoid using
@channelmentions whenever possible (you can use
@hereinstead to notify desktop users).
- If you need someone’s attention, it’s usually better to mention them in a public channel instead of sending a private message whenever possible.
All these customization suggestions are completely optional and solely meant to improve your experience using Techqueria’s Slack.
Copy and paste these values to your settings Sidebar Theme section to get Techqueria theming.
Something fun we do in Techqueria’s Slack is setting a custom status with a flag representing our Latinx heritage/background.
If you want to put multiple flags, you can do that too!
When you click on the emoji icon in the conversation or to add a reaction, you can see a ton of custom ones we’ve added. 🎉
You can find images for things like arepa, empanada, baseball teams, avocado, etc.
Take a look at them and feel free to add more custom emoji yourself.
New to Slack?
Here’s a demo of how Slack works!
Slack Foundry is a training app for Slack that you can access (you guessed it!) in Slack.
Getting Started Guide
Slack’s Getting Started Guide covers the basics and is the official documentation provided by Slack.