For some time now, we have been trying out a new way of communication behind the scenes of the WSH Crew with Slack, a very powerful messaging and collaboration tool in the style of an IRC chat. Because a moderated Slack channel will be shown on-screen during our Weekly Space Hangout and Astronomy Cast streams from now on, we would now like to invite all community members to the WSH Slack.
Joining the Slack is easy! Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive an invitation with all further details.
We vet each applicant to avoid spammers and trolls. For this reason we ask everyone
to include the Google+ profile you have joined the community with OR
your YouTube or Twitch handle in your request.
Once you have joined, you will have access to the WSH Slack, which not only has the live chat channels for the WSH and Astronomy Cast, but also a general area, a guest suggestion corner, an off-topic channel just for chatting and much more.
The same house rules as in the community also apply in the Slack chat.
The WSH Slack is not meant to replace our Google+ Community – but with the coming closure of Google+ in 2019 Slack may become our primary home for a while as we continue supporting the hangouts and other projects the WSH Crew is affiliated with. We have not yet made any firm plans how to replace the Google+ Community, but we will build a new place for us in some shape or form over the next year!
If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us in the community or via email.