Slack

Mission Statement

This Slack is here to facilitate Community Leaders discussing all things Ohana. Whether it’s coordinating a Dreamin event, working out the volunteering schedule for a Basecamp, discussing how to use Event in a Box or to ask if anyone is available to do a last-minute stand-in presentation, our Slack space is there for you to get help, reflection and assistance from your peers.

The Short Version: To get added, please read the Rules (further down this page), and then skip to the bottom where there’s a special sign up link.

What is Slack?

Here’s a video explaining all, just in case you don’t already use it. It available on the desktop, via the web, there’s an excellent Android app and it’s also available on your iDevice.

What’s it for?

The main aim is for Community Leadership to discuss relevant questions (e.g. the technicalities of running events), although we’re sure human nature will take over, so there’s space for other matters too.

Can I set up my own channels?

Yes.

Some ground rules to help ensure everyone’s on the same page (with huge thanks to Meighan Brodkey, who created these rules for OhanaSlack, also worth checking out)

  1. Use channels for your questions, try to stay in a channel to match the topic you want (and suggest new channels too!).
  2. Be polite, no being rude, sexist, genderist, racist, any other -ist or put others down in anyway regarding them or what they need help with.
  3. Be respectful of each other and treat others as you want to be treated.
  4. Use threads to respond to questions and comments to keep things clean.
  5. No spamming, questions can go in couple places but shouldn’t be in every single one of them. Don’t spam people either.
  6. No selling, no job stuff outside of the freelance and careers channels – this is not LinkedIn 2.0. This is not Amazon, this is not the eBay, don’t sell stuff. Partners, we want a safe space – we love you and your products, if we ask about them ok, but don’t market them here. and have fun, this is a space for connecting with Ohana and getting help.
  7. If you see any of the above activity direct message any of the Admin Team or Contact Us. After your 2nd warning you are removed. This space is for Ohana by Ohana, keep the space clean.

Does this replace any existing tools?

In short, no. Every tool (e.g. the CGL group on the Trailblazer Community) has it’s place with pros and cons, this is just part of the toolkit.

Data Protection (GDPR)

Erm. “We” (the volunteer, unincorporated, admin team) promise not to reuse your data without your permission. Please also bear in mind that it’s a free edition Slack workspace, with various data retention limitations. If this causes you concern, possibly best not to use it.

How do I sign up?!

There’s two ways:

1, You may be able to add yourself. If you have a trailblazercgl.com or salesforcemvps.com email address, you can simply register and log in straight away by following this link.

2, If you meet the criteria of any of the following, or want to check then Contact Us and we can manually add you. We’re keen to help you on your Salesforce journey. Just let us know the category which you match, or give us some relevant information.

  • Community Group & Salesforce Saturday Leaders
  • People running unaffiliated groups
  • Dreamin Event organisers
  • Any member of the Salesforce “Champions” program (e.g. Einstein, Lighning, Marketing)
  • Salesforce MVPs
  • Anyone else deeply involved in community activities (e.g. active bloggers, keen Golden Hoodies)