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Joining

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, buttreat it as public

Don’t post anything you wouldn’t on Twitter!

Why?

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….

Slack Overview

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.

Direct Messages

Private, instant messages between you and the person you’re messaging

Channels

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

Channel Overview

#blogs-and-podcasts

Post links to, and discuss, Blogs and Podcasts

#conferences

Discuss conferences and events

#job-postings

A place to post job openings in the industry or if you are looking for work yourself.

#lobby-bar

For general chit chat, jokes, memes, etc.

#measure

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

Channel Overview

#adobe-analytics

Discuss Adobe Analytics reporting and analysis type questions

#adobe-dtm

Discuss Adobe DTM or Technical Implementation questions for Adobe Analytics

#bi-tools

Tableau, Domo, and other such BI Tools

#daa

General going-ons regarding the Digital Analytics Association

#data-viz

If it is a bad data visualization, or of you have questions about how to visualize some data this is where to post.

#google-analytics

Discuss Google Analytics reporting and analysis type questions

#google-gtm

Discuss GTM and GA technical/implementation questions

Channel Overview

#r-and-statistics

Discuss R and other statistical tools and methods

#seo-sem

Discuss Search Engine Optimization and Paid Media

#testing

Discuss testing and optimization and personalization

#women-in-analytics

A place to discuss the unique challenges of being a woman in a traditionally male-dominated space. Men are welcome to join the conversation!

#local-<area name>

There are local groups; feel free to join one near you

Notifications

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:

  • You are mentioned; or
  • Your ‘highlight words’ are used (e.g. You could be notified any time someone types “Optimizely” or “Snowplow”)


Read more about Notifications

Notifications

Recommended or Custom

Notifications

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.

Cross-platform apps

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?

Slack has a wide array of pre-built integrations as well as custom 3rd party integrations that are extremely useful if used within a single company.

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>

Questions?


Contact the #Measure Slack Founder:

Lee Isensee

leeisensee@gmail.com

https://measure.slack.com/team/leeisensee

#Measure Slack Overview (learn.measure.chat) - Google Slides