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January 26, 2017 By Colleen Regan

Slack and Two Peas in a Productive Pod

January 26, 2017

By Colleen Regan

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January 26, 2017

Slack and Two Peas in a Productive Pod

By Colleen Regan
Product Marketing Manager

Earlier this week we shared the story of CoderDojo, a small non-profit organization who uses to make a huge global impact by running volunteer-led programming clubs for kids. CoderDojo has just nine employees, but enables thousands of volunteers to impact tens of thousands of kids, all around the world. It’s really amazing!

We were thrilled to see how the community leads at CoderDojo use and Slack to communicate more efficiently with their volunteers around the world, enabling idea-sharing and easy lesson planning for every local Dojo. They seamless transition from a Slack conversation to a online meeting, using our new integration and typing “/joinme” to save valuable time.

CoderDojo’s use is one great example of how and Slack prove to be a perfect pair for productivity. And we know this first hand- our own team LOVES Slack for quickly sharing information, getting a simple answer, or a brief convo to pass a project roadblock. But there are also times that a quick ping doesn’t fully get your message across; or you’re missing the back-and-forth of a quality brainstorm. That’s where “/joinme” command in Slack comes in. Here are a few “/joinme” worthy moments our team has experienced:

  • Reviewing a Project Timeline: You’ve sent the basic project plan, but don’t leave just it there. Go ahead and “/joinme” to share your screen and talk through the timeline and expectations. This way, the whole team verbally commits to their responsibilities and deadlines!
  • Bringing a Widespread Team Together: some days, our desks are a ghost town, but we’re all still working! When your boss is on the road, you’re headed to an appointment, and your teammate is home waiting for the refrigerator repairman, an ongoing Slack message can keep your team from missing a beat. If the conversation turns visual, just “/joinme” to start sharing your screen in seconds.
  • Onboarding a New Team Member: Sharing best practices, past projects, or even how-to documents is an easy send in Slack, but there’s always questions! Time to send out a “/joinme” to talk through what you just sent in detail, and answer any questions they may have.
  • Bragging: Want to have a little fun with your boss and prove your meeting moxie? Besides just starting a meeting, you can also type “/joinme brag” to show how long you’ve been a user, and how many meetings you’ve held.  

Learn more about the and Slack integration (including how to get it!) here:




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