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Using the Scaleway Slack community

Reviewed on 19 September 2023 • Published on 12 February 2020
  • Slack
  • Slack-Community
  • forum
  • chat
  • Slack-app

Slack - Overview

Slack is a real-time messaging platform that provides traditional IRC functionalities like direct messaging, private groups, and channels, with a more contemporary and up-to-date approach. By joining Scaleway’s Slack workspace, you can conveniently communicate with their teams and other members of the Scaleway community regarding your ongoing projects on the Scaleway infrastructure. You can share insights, engage in discussions on diverse subjects, and exchange creative ideas.

Signing up to Slack

  1. Access the Scaleway homepage and on the bottom, click Chat Room or access it directly via this link.

  2. The registration page displays. Choose one of the proposed SSO methods or click Continue with Email to use your email address.

  3. Fill out the fields Full Name and Password with the requested information.

    You will be asked if you would like to receive emails with content from Slack. Check Sure or No, thanks to choose. Then, click Create Account to resume your registration.

  4. An account validation email will be sent to your address. Login to your email account and check that you have received it. You should see the message as pictured below. Click Join Now to open the sign-up page.

The Scaleway Community Slack workspace displays.

Slack suggests different steps such as sending someone a message, adding a profile picture or joining channels, to get started. You can check out the different options before following the next step.

Joining a channel

Channels are persistent chat rooms used for discussing specific topics and projects between peers. On the Scaleway Slack Community, you will find channels dedicated to each product and service of the Scaleway ecosystem, as well as the community channel for general discussions.

  1. By default, you are added to the #community and #community-fr channels. Click the word Channels to browse our catalog and find others you would like to join.
  2. You can sort them by Channel name, Creation date (newest first), Members (most to fewest) or Members (fewest to most) and select which ones you want displayed: All channels, Private channels or Archived channels. Select a Channel and click to visualize it.
  3. On the bottom of your workspace you will be given the option to Join Channel or See More Details. Click Join Channel to be able to participate in it and write messages.

To get started you might want to engage in discussions with our developer teams on the #baremetal, #block-storage, #database, #k8s, #object-storage, #container-registry, #opensource or #gpu-instances channels.

Adding the Workspace to the Slack app

If you already use the Slack application on your phone or desktop, you can integrate the Scaleway worskpace to it.

  1. Click “Scaleway Community” in the upper left corner of the screen. A drop-down menu displays with different options.

  2. The last option is Open the Slack App. Click to open and you should see a redirection page.

    Shortly after, the Slack app launches and the Scaleway Community is automatically added to your workspace index.