Ifyou need to learn something new or ask a piece of advice, the best way to do it is to ask other professionals. Slack is the right platform for this purpose. Here, I gathered some channels on technical writing, design, journalism, and the like.
Their Slack network has lots of people hanging out and chatting about documentation. It’s the best way to connect with the community and to stay in touch with folks you’ve met at their conferences and meetups.
Everyone who joins the Slack will be added to these channels:
- #intros — Introduce yourself! Let people know you’re here, and why you care about docs 🙂
- #general — The main channel for documentation related conversation and questions.
- #watercooler — For talking about things that are off-topic. Get to know folks other interests that aren’t around documentation 🙂
- #jobs-posts-only — Posting jobs. (You can look for jobs in #career-advice)
- #wtd-conferences — Questions and other thoughts around the Conferences.
- #meetups — Questions and other thoughts about Meetups.
More Write the Docs channels you can find here.
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This is a community of IT Professionals. They help each other solve problems and share proven technologies that might be helpful in careers.
Designer Hangout is a dedicated, invite-only network of UX designers and researchers who discuss trends, give advice, share stories, uncover insights, surface opportunities, and connect in-person. As a UX practitioner, Designer Hangout is your “secret weapon” to progressing your career and accomplishing your life goals. Together, they’re creating the World’s most reliable brain trust for UX designers in a fast-paced age.
The biggest data science slack community with over 3,700 members — chat about anything and everything to do with data & machine learning.
Share knowledge, get help, collaborate and more!
Have questions about best practices in modern journalism? You’re in the right place. We’re all figuring this out together. Join a team of writers, designers, programmers, photographers, broadcasters and editors (plus those with more creative and nuanced job titles blending all of the above) to talk shop, share successes and failures, find people to help test an app you’re building, look for collaborators, or get help with something Google couldn’t answer.
Want to communicate with other writers? This is a space where you can share work, collaborate on drafts, and help each other with edits.
This is another global community of writers on Slack. It says: “Join writers from around the world to discuss, review, critique, inspire, learn, grow and connect.”
Want more communities? Here is a list of great ones on other platforms: Technical Writing Communities.
What Slack channels do you follow?
Ann Green, Content Manager at ClickHelp.com — best online documentation tool for SaaS vendors