Thursday, November 15, 2018

Slack and the future of the TeamApp app

Big & exciting news!By leveraging our boosters nonprofit status, we have been able to grab a Slack account for free!  As a result we are in the process of migrating from the TeamApp app to Slack.  We are very excited about what this means for ease of communication within our program.

We will use public and private channels within Slack.  Public channels will be for group and team communication.  Private channels will be a way for swimmers, parents and coaches to privately communicate.  This includes sharing how a swimmer is doing, videos and attendance.  In a  private channel a parent must be a member - this increases the safety of our communication between our athletes and coaches.  As you know, our athlete protection standards prohibit all athletes from direct/private electronic communication with a coach. Athletes must be 13 or older to join Slack.

You may use the following link to join our Slack Feed:
Join Slack


What is Slack?
We’re glad you asked! Slack is a collaboration hub that connects your organization — all the pieces and the people — so you can get things done.

Why use Slack?

  • Collaborate online just like you would in person.
  • Bring the right people and information together in one place.
  • Communicate efficiently, stay connected, and get things done faster.

Channels
Slack is comprised of channels: a single place for messaging, tools, and files. Most of your communication with other members will happen in channels.

They can be organized around anything — departments, projects, or even office locations — and you can create as many channels as you need. Every workspace starts with two by default: a #general channel and a #random channel.

Channel types
👀Public Channels
  • Public channels are open to your entire workspace.
  • Messages are archived in Slack and searchable by all members, except guests.
  • A public channel has a # hashtag icon in its name.
🙈Private Channels
  • Private channels are not open to your entire workspace.
  • You have to be invited to view and participate in the channel's discussion.
  • A private channel has a  lock icon in its name.

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