[Baypiggies] pythondev.slack.com for chatting

Karen Dalton kd at karend.net
Tue Feb 2 04:36:03 EST 2016

On a related note...I was thinking tonight, generally...about the Slack 
accessibility problem... Slack is great (much better ability to share 
code snippets, pin important info, search, notifications [including 
offline]) ... but as I and Guido and many others in the world have 
experienced...sometimes it is hard to discover how to get 
invitations/access to the innumerable Slack channels in the world.

And I happened to serendipitously stumble on this project tonight!


Food for thought, anyway. :-)

IRC and freenode are great for (user) findability...but I like Slack 
personally a lot better for usability. I don't know who operates the 
pythondev slack channel but maybe they would be up for implementing 
invitation system as above. Might be a stretch, but I thought I would 
pass it along.


p.s. I haven't used it personally, but I have been interested in trying 
Sameroom (https://sameroom.io)... to accommodate my unfortunately 
complicated IRC/Gitter/Slack world of chat clients I need to use daily.

On 2/1/16 7:13 PM, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 1, 2016 at 2:46 PM, Craig Rodrigues <rodrigc at freebsd.org> wrote:
>> Baypiggies members may be interested in this Slack group dedicated
>> to Python development:
>> https://pythondev.slack.com
>> Slack is a chat system, similar to IRC, but it has a much nicer
>> interface which can be accessed by web browser or iOS/Android clients.
> We use it at Dropbox. It's just chat rooms.
>> The person who set it up is very nice, and can create a #baypiggies
>> chat room if we want.  pythondev.slack.com is free.
> How the heck do you log in to pythondev.slack.com? It doesn't have a
> way to sign up that I can discover -- it just has a "sign in" page but
> no way to register.

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