If you're new to Slack, don't worry! It's a very simple tool that can be accessed from any device. Joining will allow you to communicate with peers from across the country in a series of focused conversations. Here's what you need to do to get started:
1. Join our Workspace
Three weeks before the Virtual Conference we will provide a link that will allow you to join the Compact20 Slack workspace. This is where the networking will happen! Click the link to set up your account.
2. Set up your profile
Follow the prompts to set up your account. Adding information like your job title, institution name, and a clear profile photo will help other people in the Compact20 Slack workspace learn more about you. We expect a lot of people to join the channel, so at this point, be sure to set notifications to your liking. We recommend selecting minimal or no notifications for this workspace.
3. Find a channel
Conversations in Slack are organized in channels. When we're closer to the Virtual Gathering, Campus Compact will set up channels specifically for conversations around topics like voting, dialogue & deliberation, and more (see a list below)! Try getting started with the #intros channel to introduce yourself, or use the navigation bar on the left side of the screen for more. Once you're there, simply use the text box to start chatting!
Still need a bit more help? Slack offers an in-depth guide for those who are just getting started. Once you're in Slack, you can also use the #help channel to get tips and pointers from Compact staff.