Slack Workspace

Learn about our Community Guidelines and request an invitation to our Slack community.

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Slack Workspace

Join us!

To get an invite to our Slack Workspace with 3,500+ (as of June 2019) Latinx in Tech , please fill out this Google Form.

Request an Invite

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 can also get a taste of our Slack workspace by checking out our Slofile profile.

You should get an invite within 2 weeks.

If you don’t get an invite by then, please email us at organizers@techqueria.org.

Already a member?

If you have already received an invitation, you can log in at techqueria.slack.com.

Go to Slack

Never used Slack before?

If you are new to Slack, please check out our Intro to Slack section first.

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 an admin by using the command /admin in Slack followed by your message.

Admin

Best Practices

Use threads

This convo in the #website channel could have been 28 separate messages! 🤯

Instead, with threads - it turned into a more rich and focused discussion. 😌

Threads

Channel naming conventions

  • Locations
    • #locals-
  • Website
    • #website-
  • Teams
    • #team-
  • Projects
    • #proj-
  • Support
    • #help-
  • Organizers
    • #organizers-

Mentions

  • Please avoid using @channel mentions whenever possible (you can use @here instead 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.

HeyTaco!

The HeyTaco! bot sparks conversations and builds stronger relationships with its fun and unique kindness currency… tacos! 🌮

You can use @heytaco to give someone a 🌮 when you’d like to show praise, appreciation, or to add a little happiness to their day.

1. Every person in our Slack Workspace has 5 tacos to give out per day

5️⃣ 🌮

2. To give someone a taco, add a taco emoji after their username

Like this: @username your positive attitude was a real help today! 🌮

HeyTaco! Examples

3. You can give tacos to anyone on your team as long as the bot has been invited to the channel

You can invite the bot to channels using /invite @heytaco

4. There is a leaderboard to see who is getting the most tacos

Anyone in our Slack Workspace can sign in and see the leaderboard using https://www.heytaco.chat/leaderboard

5. Need help?

If you need help, you can just DM @heytaco the word help and it will assist you.

Customization

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.

#FFFFFF,#FFFFFF,#FBAE52,#000000,#FBAE52,#000000,#FF551F,#FF551F

Techqueria Slack Sidebar Theme

Custom Status

Something fun we do in Techqueria’s Slack is setting a custom status with a flag representing our Latinx heritage/background.

Custom Status Edit

Custom Status Hover

If you want to put multiple flags, you can do that too!

Custom Status Hover

Emojis

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.

Empanada

Channels

Default Channels

There are three default channels everyone automatically gets added to upon joining.

  • #announcements
    • locked to the organizers - this is where admins/organizers will post news and information about the community at large
  • #jobs
    • sharing and requesting job opportunities
  • #random
    • conversations that don’t fit in any topic channel but could be relevant for everyone

Public Channels

We have created different channels to keep conversations relevant, for example:

  • #comida
  • #front-end
  • #futbol
  • #javascript
  • #memes
  • #mentoring
  • #musica
  • #open-source
  • #politica

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 #locals-, for example:

  • #locals-atl
  • #locals-austin
  • #locals-boston
  • #locals-chicago
  • #locals-la
  • #locals-nyc
  • #locals-philly
  • #locals-san-diego
  • #locals-sf

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.

Private Channels

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.

Private List

Meta

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.

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.

Intro to Slack

Slack Demo

Here’s a demo of how Slack works!

Slack Demo

Slack Foundry

Slack Foundry is a training app for Slack that you can access (you guessed it!) in Slack.

Slack Foundry

Getting Started Guide

Slack’s Getting Started Guide covers the basics and is the official documentation provided by Slack.

Getting Started Guide


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Feel free to contact us and we can talk more about how you can support our growing community of Latinx in Tech.

You can also become an on-going patron or make a one-time donation.

Patreon Open Collective Donorbox

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