When a new community is formed, everyone’s scared and timid, at first. And that’s okay, and completely normal.
So it’s nice to have an easy way to break the ice — to put yourself out there just a little bit, and watch and listen as others do the same.
1. Join the Slack community
First things first, head over and log into the Slack community. (You should have received an invitation as soon as you signed up for the course. If you didn’t shoot me an email and I’ll get it straightened out right away.)
Slack also has great desktop and mobile applications.
2. Introduce yourself in one quick message
When you first log into the Slack community, write a quick message in the #intro channel (you’ll see it on the left-hand side) and answer the following two questions:
- What do you want the group to know about you?
- What do you want to get out of this group?
That’s it. Don’t think too hard — just write and hit Enter.
And then read everyone else’s responses! That’s one of the best parts :)