Slack

wp-community-uk.slack.com

The WordPress community in the UK is on Slack.

What is Slack?

In a nutshell, Slack is an online chat service for teams. After many years of IRC, the WordPress.org team moved all of their conversations onto Slack. This has made having conversations to do with the WordPress.org project much easier to have, regardless of technical ability. You can read more about their decision at chat.wordpress.org

With Slack you can create your own team, and within that team, have multiple channels. It may be helpful to look at it like this:

If Slack was a block of flats, every team is a flat, and every channel is a room within that flat.

Just like a flat in real life, each team has its own key to get in. We will discuss how to get onto the WP Community UK slack team later.

wp-community-uk.slack.com?

WP Community UK, is the team name for the UK WordPress community on Slack. It is currently primarily being used to help support and sustain the many WordPress community organisers up and down the country. This tends to be in the form of discussions around venues, speakers, sponsorship and general discussions about running a group.

In the team, you will also find individual channels for all the WordPress meetups, where you will find friendly faces from your local events. The team also enables you to talk with other groups – find out other places to go, other ideas/suggestions for meetings. You can also get involved with the WordCamps and any other WordPress events that are being organised around the country.

We also use the channel to discuss UK specific issues and ideas. Example topics include our banking system, UK legal issues, and how our lovely government is changing the laws that effects us as freelancers, businesses, and employees.

What it is not

wp-community-uk.slack.com is not a WordPress support channel and we are not in favour of separating ourselves from the greater WordPress community.

This is not to say we don’t get questions on issues to do with WordPress, but we highly recommend you visit the WordPress support forums or online chatroom.


How to join the WP Community UK Slack Team

You can register for an account on the wp-community-uk Slack team:

  1. Go to wpslack.uk
  2. Enter your email address into the box and press the ‘Get My Invite’ button.
  3. Check your email address inbox for an email and follow the instructions in the email.

Questions

Can I use my chat.wordpress.org email address?

Yes! If you have a chat.wordpress.org email address, you can register with that address. You will still have to register and create an account on this Slack Team.


Tips

There are some great tips at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/#help. Some of those tips can be used on this team too. These include: NotificationsNative Desktop and Mobile AppsGravatars


Code of Conduct

This channel is not an official WordPress channel, but we do expect all our members to respect each other. That’s why we’ve decided to include a Code of Conduct. This code of conduct is based on the code of conduct that you would see in many WordCamps and across the WordPress community.

Administrators

For this code of conduct, we refer to the administrators of this team:

  • Jenny Wong @miss_jwo
  • Siobhan McKeown @siobhan
  • Dave Pullig @davepullig
  • Steph Walker @missstephwalker
  • Matthew Haines-Young @matt_eu
  • Darren Pinder @dmpinder

1. Purpose

We believe our community should be truly open for everyone. As such, we are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, religion, preferred operating system, programming language, or text editor.

This code of conduct outlines our expectations for participant behaviour as well as the consequences for unacceptable behaviour.

We invite all participants to help us realise a safe and positive chat experience for everyone.

2. Expected Behaviour

  • Be considerate, respectful, and collaborative.
  • Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory or harassing behaviour and speech.
  • Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants. Alert Slack admins if you notice a dangerous situation or someone in distress.
  • Participate in an authentic and active way. In doing so, you help to create WP-Community-UK.slack.com community.

3. Unacceptable Behaviour

Unacceptable behaviours include: intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory or demeaning conduct by any member of WP-Community-UK.slack.com. The Slack channel is an open one; please be respectful to all patrons of the team.

Harassment includes: offensive comments related to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability; inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces (including in any uploaded documents or websites linked to); deliberate intimidation, stalking or following; sustained disruption of conversations; inappropriate contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

4. Consequences Of Unacceptable Behaviour

Unacceptable behaviour will not be tolerated by any member of the WP-Community-UK.slack team.

Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behaviour is expected to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in unacceptable behaviour, the administrators may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including expulsion from the team without warning.

5. What To Do If You Witness Or Are Subject To Unacceptable Behaviour

If you are subject to unacceptable behaviour, notice that someone else is being subject to unacceptable behaviour, or have any other concerns, please notify an administrator as soon as possible.

The administrators are available to help participants, to block offenders, or to otherwise assist those experiencing unacceptable behaviour to feel safe on the Slack team.

You can contact an administrator privately by clicking on their name under the DIRECT MESSAGES heading on the left hand side of Slack.

6. Scope

We expect all Slack team members to abide by this code of conduct whilst on our Slack team.

7. Contact Information

You can find all the administrators of the group using our Slack handles:

  • Jenny Wong @miss_jwo
  • Siobhan McKeown @siobhan
  • Dave Pullig @davepullig
  • Steph Walker @missstephwalker
  • Matthew Haines-Young @matt_eu
  • Darren Pinder @dmpinder

8. Licence And Attribution

This Code of Conduct is based on the awesome work of Open Source Bridge, but with our Slack information substituted. The original is available at http://opensourcebridge.org/about/code-of-conduct/ and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike licence.