I first learned about Slack a few years ago, when a startup I was working for switched to it from Campfire. The company got used to the new tool very quickly and it became our main communication channel. We rarely used emails.
We set up channels for the different teams in the company and a bunch of random ones. We set up different integrations with it to handle our workflow. We had a chat bot that helped us coordinate deployments. If we needed a break from work, we go to some channel where people post funny and silly stuff. When working remotely, I didn't feel alone as I can jump in to any conversation in any of the channels.
I easily became a fan of Slack. I now use it for all projects I'm working on that involves more than myself. For example, I'm currently working with a good friend of mine building Shopify apps and the first thing we set up when we started was Slack.
With Remote Python, I wanted to build a Slack community where we can share things we've learned, articles/books/podcasts we find useful, ask each other for help, or just talk about random things. There are different channels you can join, and anyone is welcome to create new channels. We have a #jobfeed channel where a summary of new jobs published on Remote Python are automatically sent, a #forhire channel where you can announce your availability, a #hiring channel where you can announce job openings in your company, a #help channel where you can ask fellow Python developers for help, and a bunch more.
You can also share files directly from Slack, bookmark messages, and even do an audio or video call directly from there. You may even find your next employer, employee, client, co-worker, or business partner here.
At the time of this writing, there's only 40+ members in the community. If you're interested in joining, simply fill out this simple form and I'll send you an invite.
By the way, once you're a member of the community, you can invite others to join as well.
Hope to see you there!