Stellan Danald
Jun 26, 2017
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(6 votes)

Episerver Slack Community

For the last couple of years, we have been utilizing Slack as our primary communication tool. It's fast, searchable, direct, (practically) spam free and lets you effortlessly collaborate easier in or across offices without cluttering your inbox.

Not too long ago, I've started to join other slack teams/communities within my field or with my friends. What appeared to me is there currently is no Episerver Slack community. I've seen several other targeted at other CMS's, like SiteCore, Drupal etc., but not Episerver, which somewhat surprises me considering the huge effort Episerver has put into building a community. Ever since I started working with the Episerver platform, I've always thought that the community was really great. They have frequent meetups all over the world, Blogs, the world.episerver.com portal with the forum and support pages, the EMVP initiative to encourage the Episerver community, Episerver Ascends, the recently started Episerver Coders webinars and other sales and/or dev related events.

In our internal Slack group, we do have #episerver channels where anyone can ask the MW epi developers random Q/A, which is not only a great brain-trust to quickly tap into, but also a simple way to help junior developers to ramp up quickly. I don't mean to devalue the dev-to-dev forum on world.episerver.com, but imagine the vast amount of knowledge and experience we could gather if we get some, or even most, of the distinguished Episerver minds together in a tool that I believe many of us are already using. It's a natural step and will make the Episerver community become even closer!

To kick this off I've started both the Episerver slack community, set up a dedicated website for easy (and automated) registration, created a bunch of more or less obvious channels/topics related to Episerver related products/features.

Image epi-heart-slack.png

It is totally free, non-exclusive and not affiliated with the company Episerver.

Register now at https://episervercommunity.net

Code of conduct can be read here

Happy coding and see you there!
Stellan Danald,
Solutions Architect @ Making Waves

Jun 26, 2017

Comments

Petra Liljecrantz
Petra Liljecrantz Jun 26, 2017 08:57 AM

Nice initiative!

Henrik Fransas
Henrik Fransas Jun 26, 2017 09:28 AM

Nice initiative, only one thought and that is that if there are any questions and solutions presented on the slack channel it should also be presented here on world so they are not hidden from the bigger community

Stellan Danald
Stellan Danald Jun 26, 2017 04:56 PM

Henrik, I totally agree. I put a lot of thought into this and that was one of the pain points. Adding the question in the forum makes it available online (and searchable). The big problem is that the forum is re-active. The only time I go to the forum is when I have an issue/question, but I rarely find myself taking the time to go there to help others. This changes with Slack. I'll see when there are updates in a tool I'm already in. We can def. encourage ppl to put an question/answer in the forum as well, but I'm wide open for other ideas too. Anyone want to build a slack bot that posts your question to the forum? :)

Sep 14, 2017 03:27 PM

Great initiative Stellan! =)

Praful Jangid
Praful Jangid Mar 26, 2019 11:36 AM

Great to see a direct communication channel.

Thanks for this initiatives.

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