Proposal: WordCamp Slack

I sent this in as a feedback and was asked to post it here for everyone to weigh in on.

I was talking to people about the multiple slackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at community we have to join for WordCamps. While this is primarily an issue for people (like me) who attend/volunteer at multiple camps, having to join many independent slack channels is confusing, onerous, and annoying as we have to reset our preferences over and over. Setting TFA on a new slack is not super simple. Also there’s a concern about legitimacy (is this the REAL WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. group etc etc).

I understand there’s an issue with the number of channels on, so my suggestion is to use!

Then you can add groups like #nyc and #nycorganizers and so on. And make the admins of the community team admins so they can spin up new groups as needed, private or not, and so on. If there was a serious concern about years, you could make nyc2107 and so on, though in a perfect world it wouldn’t be needed.

The only ‘hard’ part would be making sure only organizers have access to a private channel, but then again, this would allow for oversight to make sure no one who shouldn’t have access has access.

#ideas, #suggestion