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How to use the Scaleway Slack community

Reviewed on 10 May 2021 • Published on 12 February 2020
  • Slack
  • Slack-Community
  • forum
  • chat
  • Slack-app

Slack - Overview

Slack is a proprietary instant messaging platform, offering classic IRC features such as direct messaging, private groups and channels.

It is used by Scaleway as a tool to connect with our community of clients. By joining our workspace you can discuss the projects you are currently developing on your Scaleway infrastructure directly with our teams and other members of the Scaleway community. You can share tips, discuss different topics and exchange ideas.

Signing up to Slack

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

  2. The registration page displays. Enter your e-mail address in the box. If a verification is required, check I am not a robot and follow the steps. When completed, click GET MY INVITE.

  3. An account validation e-mail will be sent to your address. Login to your e-mail 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.

  4. Fill out the fields Full Name and Password with the requested information. You will be asked if you would like to receive e-mails with content from Slack. Check Sure or No, thanks to chose. Then, click Create Account to resume your registration.

    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 catalogue 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 visualise 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” on 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.