To gather some information and stay up-to-date, I’ve recently decided to join some Slack communities. Slack is a chat platform to connect and talk to people and there seems to be a rising number of communities out there. Especially technology and software development related communities are interesting for me. On medium.com I’ve found an article which provides an incomplete list of some communities on Slack. At first joined the Spec.fm Slack community, because I like the Developer Tea podcast so much.
At second, I joined the #developers community, which is mentioned in the medium.com article above. Actually they have multiple communities on Slack, so you can join the team that feel connected to. There is for example a PHP, a Python or a NodeJS community available in addition to the general Developers community.
I’m in these communities for around a week. Mostly lurking and watching how the community communicates. Some people are sharing links, articles, tweets, but actually nothing very interesting. I also haven’t seen any “intense” chat between some people so far. Only in the Spec.fm community are some design related people regularly chatting. In the next days and weeks I will keep watching the Slack communities and I will report here, if my first impression changes.
What I’m still looking for is an infosec related Slack community. No matter if it is a cryptography, a penetration testing or a general infosec group. So, if you know any infosec communities on Slack, which are open for new people, please drop me a note in the comments or contact me directly. Thank you very much! 🙂