Hello and welcome! This page will walk you through joining and using the Chef community Slack team. If you have any questions about anything here, please don't hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To register for our Slack team, please enter your email address below.
Once you submit the signup form you'll receive an email from Slack to continue the signup process. Once you finish the signup process you can use Slack via their web application or download a desktop or mobile client.
By default you will be added to the following channels.
#general: our general-purpose discussion chat.
#announcements: Primarily for release announcements
#ChefConf: Discussion of our annual conference ChefConf
#community-meetings: The channel in which we hold our text-based weekly community development update meetings
#devrel: The channel in which the Developer Relations team will share updates about what they're doing on a regular basis.
Other more topic-specific channels are available in the channels menu on the left.
Once registered for Slack, you can customize your profile through the Slack website. Here you can set the name and avatar people will see when you chat with them.
You can check out Slack's Help Center documentation
for answers to many common problems. If you are already logged in to Slack, you
can ask for assistance in the
As with IRC, Slack has some of its own customs and etiquette. Our community Slack is a volunteer-run organization so it is possible that there may be no one around to help at times. Feel free to re-ask later on when more people are around, or wait for a community member to check the recent scrollback.
Slack offers two channel-wide broadcast aliases:
these very sparingly. Remember that use of these can send push notifications to
a large number of users, who may be confused or frustrated if the message was
less critical than they originally thought.
Additionally, we do not allow solicitation or advertising of products, conferences, or anything else unrelated to the Chef ecosystem. If you have questions about whether or not your content is allowed, feel free to reach out to @benny Vasquez.