224 Slack communities that will give you superpowers

Who knew there were so many awesome Slack communities to check out? We've found 224 of the best (yes, that's not a mistake). Jump in and start soaking up the Slack goodness!

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. 😉

 

Technology – 140 communities

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.

 

Tech London

Connect immediately with creative entrepreneurs, startups, investors, design agencies, internet marketers & freelancers in London.

HackerX

HackerX is chat community of hackers and makers from all over the world to facilitate networking, Q&A’s, feedback and more.

Tech Masters

Slack Community of entrepreneurs, technologists in Toronto and surrounding area, focused on Technology, Startups, and Learning.

DevDK

Danish developer and design community.

Dev Chat

Another chat for developers

Hangops

Russian DevOps engineers

SASS Chat

Sass-Chat is a channel for designers and developers who love writing Sass.

Network to Code

Community of network engineers discussing network automation

CodeBuddies

Another one coding community

Devanz

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.

Spark Post

Email delivery services

Code Newbie

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.

Clojure

Community of those who are fluent in Clojure or thinking to start learning

Grafana Labs

Open platform for analytics and monitoring

People Geeks

Place for geek people with gadgets — new trends, the best articles, new connections

ZA Tech

South African tech community

Focus Asia

Professionals from the tech and startup scene in Asia. Paid access — $49 one time entry fee

Irish Tech Community

Slack channel for people interested in, or working in the Irish tech industry

TechBelgium

Belgian community of tech-minded people

Vancouver Developers

Vancouver-based developers community

Build In Bombay

Indian startups and tech scene on Slack

Devs PL

Community of Polish programmers

Hexlet

Community focused on programming courses in Russian

Mohikan

Japanese Slack chat focused on tech topics with numerous audience

Coders Mexico

Mexican coders community on Slack

NYC Tech

New York City tech talks

Tech404

Atlanta area group for all professionals involved in technology

DCTech

Tech talks for Washington, DC about different frameworks and programming languages

Chicago tech

Chicago tech gang

NashDev

Place for developers based in Nashville to keep in touch

Phillydev

Philadelphia developers community

Denver Devs

Community of developers from Denver area

Software Craftmanship

The software craftsmanship movement Los Angeles squad

PDX

Portland Slack instance that helps startup and tech community stay connected

Bootstrap

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 Programme

Udacity front-end nanodegree program talks

FEDs

Connect with a community of +2000 highly qualified front end developers, and join in on discussions ranging from JavaScript, CSS, Angular, to funny cat videos.

#FrontEndDeveloper

Talk to the other frontend devs. Learn from others and ask questions. Share your work and find gigs.

Scotch.io

Web development training project

iOS Developers

A Slack community for iOS developers with over 15000 members.

Android United

A friendly Slack community for Android developers with 350+ members and counting.

PerfectSwift

Swift programming language community

Vapor

Web framework for Swift

Android Dev BR

Slack group of Android developers from Brazil

Expo Developers

Online meet-up spot for mobile development discussions

Fuse Community

Platform for mobile development

Android Chat

Place for conversation between developers, idealists, entrepreneurs and geeks

Ionic Worldwide

vancouver-based developers community

Cocoa Developers Club Russia

Open chat for API and programming environment for iOS and Mac OS X

Go

Group to discuss Go language

Socket.io

JavaScript library for real-time web applications

Ember.js

Open-source JavaScript web framework, based on MVVM pattern

Polymer

Lightweight library to get full advantage of Web Components

BabelJS

JavaScript compiler

MeteorChef

JavaScript web framework

Vulcan

Open-source app platform built with React and powered by Meteor

FeatherJS

Open source REST and realtime API layer for modern applications

Kotlin

Programming language for the JVM, Android and the browser.

Laravel

PHP framework community

PythonDevelopers

Chat to be at if you are Python developer

Python Community

Python language community

Ruby on Rails Link

Ruby on Rails developers from all over the world

Ruby Developers

Ruby & RoR Slack group

Elm

Talks about Elm (programming language that complies to JavaScript)

Elixir

Large community of Elixir-lang fans to keep in touch

Erlang

Erlang programming language

Cpplang

C++ gurus

Reactiflux

A Slack community for React JavaScript Library (including Flux, React Native, etc)

Angular Buddies

A Slack channel with 1000+ top programmers/noobs all passionate about AngularJS.

Ember Community

All things Emberjs are discussed, including help, addons, user groups, releases, conferences, and more!

Watson Developer Community (WBM)

IBM Watson Developers

Data Discourse

Talks about Big Data

DevelopersWorks Open

IBM developers within educational portal

Dataparis

Place for Geeks of Big Data

R-Team for Data Analysis

Global chat for learning and exploring the R data analysis tool

Data Quest

Slack chat where data scientists from all over the world connect

Data Scientist/Spark ml Group

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 Scientist

Data scientists, data warehouses, and BI-related things

Bot Developer Hangout

Community of developers for Slack on Slack

Motion AI

Chatbot platform and bot store

Botscamp

Online conference about bots, AI, and machine learning

Mycroft

Open source voice assistant

Chatbots & AI Group

Bot & AI enthusiasts who help each other learn, build, and promote chatbots across various platforms

Botpress

Open-source ecosystem to create and manage bots

Recime Community

Slack group to get development help and chat about bots

Morph.ai

Chatbot platform for business

Firebase

Cloud services provider and backend as a service company

Cloud Foundry

Open source platform for enterprise cloud applications

Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Community

Application hosting and analyzing data on Google’s infrastructure

Zeit Chat

Cloud deployment service and free global DNS

Platform.sh

Continuous deployment cloud hosting solution for web applications

Convox Public

Cloud solution for app building and hosting

Calico Users

Free and open source project to simplify, scale, and secure cloud networks

Og-AWS

Open guide to Amazon Web Services

Rest Azured

Discussion on all aspects of Microsoft Azure, ask questions and get answers

Cloud Native Computing Foundation

A nonprofit organization of cloud native applications and computing, containers, micro services, central orchestration processing, and related projects

RightScale

Cloud management system

OpenContrail

Open-source network virtualization platform for the cloud

Cumulus Community

Web-scale networking solution for enterprise clouds

CraftCMS

Official Craft CMS group

Drupal

Everything about CMS Drupal and a bit more

Concrete5

Open source CMS called Concrete5

Sitecore CMS

Integrated .net CMS, commerce- and digital-marketing platform

Visual Composer

WordPress page builder plugin

Ninja Forms

One more WordPress form builder

WordPress

Community for the teams of people who contribute to the WordPress open source project

Kubernetes

Open-source system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications

Mac Admins

Place where many of OS X Admins belong

Postgres

Open source object-relational database system

Neo4j

Graph database

Windows Admins

Worldwide chat of Windows admins

DevOps

DevOps clan

Chef Community on Slack

Continuous automation platform and automated infrastructure for applications

Puppet Community

Open-source software configuration management tool and it implementation

Concourse

Place to get to know pipeline-based CI system written in Go

SQL Server Community

SQL Server, DevOps, & Business Intelligence group

Craphcool

Backend platform combining GraphQL+ AWS Lambda

MEM SQL

SQL database management system

Gis Devs Slack

GIS developers talking about GIS and everything relevant

Signal K

Open source universal marine data exchange

Hyper Track

Live location tracker APIs and SDK

The Spatial Community

Community of geospatial enthusiasts, developers, GIS professionals, students, and hobbyists

Deep learning on Udacity

Deep Learning community on Udacity

AI Researchers

Artificial Intelligence Slack chat

AI Meetup Series

Various offline AI events

Machine Learning Group

ML experts

OWASP

Open Web Application Security Project

DFIR Community

Security folks interested in Digital Forensics & Incident Response

Binary Ninja

Reverse engineering platform

SAFE Network

Secure data storage and communication platform to suit needs of those who care

Write the Docs

Collection of conference series and local events focused on software documentations

GitBook

Simple solution to documentation, digital writing and publishing

Atom

Text editor

#testing

If you’re a QA, Engineer, Product Manager, designer or any person dealing with testing software/hardware, that’s the place for you.

Testers Chat

Chat with software testing professionals

PokemonGo-Bot

Slack bot that announces nearby pokemon to channel(s)

Screeps

MMO strategy sandbox game

#Gaming

Slack community for gamers to chat and play video games

The Unity Developers Group

Place where Unity game developers gather to recount their adventures in the wild

 

Marketing & Growth – 17 communities

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.

 

 

Startup & Business – 29 communities

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!

 

 

Hardware & Gadgets – 27 communities

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.

 

 

Design-focused – 11 communities

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?

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