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When filling out the form to join, be sure to include a link to your LinkedIn profile.
Requests without this will be denied.
We want to know that you work in an analytics-related role or have applicable interest.
Members are added once per week.
The Admins have day jobs. Please be understanding.
What is Slack?
Slack offers one-on-one messaging, private groups, persistent chat rooms, direct messaging as well as group chats organized by topic.
All public content inside Slack is searchable* from one search box.
* Note: Because we use a free account, our search is limited to the past 10,000 messages
Before you start…
Slack is invite-only, but… treat it as public
Don’t post anything you wouldn’t on Twitter!
When someone new joins, they have access to the history. Don’t assume “because they’re not here” right now they can’t hear you….
Channels and Private Groups
Think of these like “rooms” to discuss different topics
Only Admins can create Channels. We limit the number of Channels, to streamline conversation and make #Measure Slack less overwhelming to new users.
Members can create Private Groups for topics, or to have a private conversation with others.
Private, instant messages between you and the person you’re messaging
Channels are like public rooms,
devoted to different topics.
Click “Channels” to view all Channels
available to join
By default, all new users are added to many channels such as #blogs-and-podcasts, #conferences, #job-postings, #lobby-bar, and of course #measure but you may find a couple additional channels available
Post links to, and discuss, Blogs and Podcasts
Discuss conferences and events
A place to post job openings in the industry or if you are looking for work yourself.
For general chit chat, jokes, memes, etc.
Similar to #measure on Twitter, back when it was fun.
If you don’t know where to post a question, post it here
If there’s a better place, someone will help you find it
Example Default Channels
Discuss Adobe Analytics reporting and analysis type questions
Discuss Adobe DTM or Technical Implementation questions for Adobe Analytics
Tableau, Domo, and other such BI Tools
General going-ons regarding the Digital Analytics Association
If it is a bad data visualization, or of you have questions about how to visualize some data this is where to post.
Discuss Google Analytics reporting and analysis type questions
Discuss GTM and GA technical/implementation questions
Discuss R and other statistical tools and methods
Discuss Search Engine Optimization and Paid Media
Discuss testing and optimization and personalization
A place to discuss the unique challenges of being a woman in a traditionally male-dominated space. Men are welcome to join the conversation!
There are local groups; feel free to join one near you
By default you are notified of any post in any channel or group you are a member of.
This will get very noisy, very quickly.
You can update your settings to only notify you if:
Read more about Notifications
Recommended or Custom
Keep in mind this means others may not have notifications turned on for a channel.
If something is important, you can @mention the people your message is directed to.
Mobile, desktop, etc
Note - you can set notifications
by platform (e.g. notify more on desktop than on mobile…)
Video Chat or Have Some Fun?
Enabled for #measure are Google Hangout and Slack’s own Audio and Video Calling. Be respectful of others - you wouldn’t want them calling you at 2:00 in the morning, would you?
Want to start a quick Google Hangout, just type: /hangout
Need an animated gif, just type: /giphy <search term>