With over 5 million daily active users, Slack is a powerhouse. With numbers like that, it’s more than likely that if you work in a startup or tech you have the little criss-crossed logo booted up whenever you’re working.
Along with the work-related teams, some of you will have some other relevant communities you’re hooked on. To anyone who is only making an appearance on their work-related chat, do you know what you’re missing?
For those that have multiple teams logged in already, how about some more?
We have put together a mind-boggling list of 224 Slack channels for you to check out. These will cover many of the areas of expertise on your team and a good chunk of the interests people have too.
Dive into the collections below by clicking the links. Once you’re on the collection, follow the prompts to generate the list on your very own Deekit whiteboard and you can click through to any of the sign up pages you like… if any tickle your fancy. 😉
There is a high probability that your team has one or two (probably more) technology fanatics within it’s ranks. So we compiled 140 of the finest technology related Slack teams on the planet. With everything from front-end development to native apps, you’ll be sure to find some like-minded people here.
Connect immediately with creative entrepreneurs, startups, investors, design agencies, internet marketers & freelancers in London.
HackerX is chat community of hackers and makers from all over the world to facilitate networking, Q&A’s, feedback and more.
Slack Community of entrepreneurs, technologists in Toronto and surrounding area, focused on Technology, Startups, and Learning.
Danish developer and design community.
Another chat for developers
Russian DevOps engineers
Sass-Chat is a channel for designers and developers who love writing Sass.
Community of network engineers discussing network automation
Another one coding community
For our friends in the southern hemisphere, DEVANZ is a group of +800 developers in Australia & New Zealand. Come here to geek out about technology and coding.
Email delivery services
Code Newbie is a community of people learning to code and the supportive programmers helping them grow. f you’re a seasoned pro, share some knowledge and get some karma points. Code Newbie started out as a Twitter chat, and still remains one of the most active chats of its type.
Community of those who are fluent in Clojure or thinking to start learning
Open platform for analytics and monitoring
Place for geek people with gadgets — new trends, the best articles, new connections
South African tech community
Professionals from the tech and startup scene in Asia. Paid access — $49 one time entry fee
Slack channel for people interested in, or working in the Irish tech industry
Belgian community of tech-minded people
Vancouver-based developers community
Indian startups and tech scene on Slack
Community of Polish programmers
Community focused on programming courses in Russian
Japanese Slack chat focused on tech topics with numerous audience
Mexican coders community on Slack
New York City tech talks
Atlanta area group for all professionals involved in technology
Tech talks for Washington, DC about different frameworks and programming languages
Chicago tech gang
Place for developers based in Nashville to keep in touch
Philadelphia developers community
Community of developers from Denver area
The software craftsmanship movement Los Angeles squad
Portland Slack instance that helps startup and tech community stay connected
Bootstrap is an HTML, CSS, and JS framework for popular UI components and interactions. Join their thriving community of over 7,000 members and learn the latest Bootstrap tips and tricks.
Udacity front-end nanodegree program talks
Talk to the other frontend devs. Learn from others and ask questions. Share your work and find gigs.
Web development training project
A Slack community for iOS developers with over 15000 members.
A friendly Slack community for Android developers with 350+ members and counting.
Swift programming language community
Web framework for Swift
Slack group of Android developers from Brazil
Online meet-up spot for mobile development discussions
Platform for mobile development
Place for conversation between developers, idealists, entrepreneurs and geeks
vancouver-based developers community
Open chat for API and programming environment for iOS and Mac OS X
Group to discuss Go language
Lightweight library to get full advantage of Web Components
Open-source app platform built with React and powered by Meteor
Open source REST and realtime API layer for modern applications
Programming language for the JVM, Android and the browser.
PHP framework community
Chat to be at if you are Python developer
Python language community
Ruby on Rails developers from all over the world
Ruby & RoR Slack group
Large community of Elixir-lang fans to keep in touch
Erlang programming language
A Slack channel with 1000+ top programmers/noobs all passionate about AngularJS.
All things Emberjs are discussed, including help, addons, user groups, releases, conferences, and more!
IBM Watson Developers
Talks about Big Data
IBM developers within educational portal
Place for Geeks of Big Data
Global chat for learning and exploring the R data analysis tool
Slack chat where data scientists from all over the world connect
Discussions on data science and machine learning by Apache Spark, Python Scikit-Learn, Scala Breeze, R or any other topics on big data domain
Data scientists, data warehouses, and BI-related things
Community of developers for Slack on Slack
Chatbot platform and bot store
Online conference about bots, AI, and machine learning
Open source voice assistant
Bot & AI enthusiasts who help each other learn, build, and promote chatbots across various platforms
Open-source ecosystem to create and manage bots
Slack group to get development help and chat about bots
Chatbot platform for business
Cloud services provider and backend as a service company
Open source platform for enterprise cloud applications
Application hosting and analyzing data on Google’s infrastructure
Cloud deployment service and free global DNS
Continuous deployment cloud hosting solution for web applications
Cloud solution for app building and hosting
Free and open source project to simplify, scale, and secure cloud networks
Open guide to Amazon Web Services
Discussion on all aspects of Microsoft Azure, ask questions and get answers
A nonprofit organization of cloud native applications and computing, containers, micro services, central orchestration processing, and related projects
Cloud management system
Open-source network virtualization platform for the cloud
Web-scale networking solution for enterprise clouds
Official Craft CMS group
Everything about CMS Drupal and a bit more
Open source CMS called Concrete5
Integrated .net CMS, commerce- and digital-marketing platform
WordPress page builder plugin
One more WordPress form builder
Community for the teams of people who contribute to the WordPress open source project
Open-source system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications
Place where many of OS X Admins belong
Open source object-relational database system
Worldwide chat of Windows admins
Continuous automation platform and automated infrastructure for applications
Open-source software configuration management tool and it implementation
Place to get to know pipeline-based CI system written in Go
SQL Server, DevOps, & Business Intelligence group
Backend platform combining GraphQL+ AWS Lambda
SQL database management system
GIS developers talking about GIS and everything relevant
Open source universal marine data exchange
Live location tracker APIs and SDK
Community of geospatial enthusiasts, developers, GIS professionals, students, and hobbyists
Deep Learning community on Udacity
Artificial Intelligence Slack chat
Various offline AI events
Open Web Application Security Project
Security folks interested in Digital Forensics & Incident Response
Reverse engineering platform
Secure data storage and communication platform to suit needs of those who care
Collection of conference series and local events focused on software documentations
Simple solution to documentation, digital writing and publishing
If you’re a QA, Engineer, Product Manager, designer or any person dealing with testing software/hardware, that’s the place for you.
Chat with software testing professionals
Slack bot that announces nearby pokemon to channel(s)
MMO strategy sandbox game
Slack community for gamers to chat and play video games
Place where Unity game developers gather to recount their adventures in the wild
Many of your teams will have some marketers or growth people among them. Maybe you are one of them? Startup teams can often be small and this sometimes means if you’re in a marketing role, you struggle to find others to shoot the sh*t when it comes to marketing (unless you have a marketing aficionado for a CTO like we do!).
To fill any voids, in comes Slack. Some of the marketing-focused communities really are kickass. Full to the brim with useful hints, tips and ‘growth hacks’ as well as a place to forge partnerships.
Okay, so if the previous two didn’t push your buttons then this selection definitely should. Here we have pulled together 29 of the most cutting-edge startup and business communities on Slack. All have their own unique flavor, but all rock in some way or another.
Looking for some advice on that term sheet? This is your place to ask. Need to find a CRM solution that solves all your problems? Well, someone here will probably know that too!
From VR to self-driving cars, there’s a lot happening right now when it comes to hardware and gadgets. This list is for the forward thinkers. The innovators. If you want to stay in the know on the newest technology out there then you should probably add one of these communities to your Slack stack.
You don’t have to be a designer to love these teams. All you have to do is have an appreciation for the creative things in life. When it comes to design there’s nothing better than actually speaking to other creatives and getting inspiration from them. In the world of startups it can be easy to spend all your day with people driven by data. So mix it up, and share some creativity bombs with those who appreciate it.
So there you have it! 224 awesome Slack communities for you to dive head first into. Although we would love for you to spend all day on Slack we know that’s not necessarily good for productivity. But why not let Deekit help?