Meteor Slack channel invite?

Anyone know where I can get an invite to

I think that might be MDG’s own internal Slack channel, so you won’t be able to get access to it unless you work there.

I’ve always thought it’d be great to have a more general, non-official Meteor channel though (i.e. the Slack equivalent of #meteor on IRC).

Looks like it was started by the community.

Oh my bad! In that case I’d love an invite as well :slight_smile:

I was wondering the same thing… anybody know how to get an invite? I love slack, and I love meteor and I’m trying to step into the community. :smile:

Are yall referring to the channel? Is there an actual Slack channel (that wont send me 400000 emails every day)

I believe it is an actual slack channel. I have heard Ben and Josh talk about it in the podcast… they were joking (or not) about how busy the channel was. Maybe it is meteorclub that has the channel?

Meteor Club does have a slack, but I think Josh Owen is still charging for it. Telescope Meta has a great slack channel, and meteor/meteor on is extremely active-- plenty of resources!

An invite would also be appreciated here.

Jononomo would also love an inivite to the Slack channel…

Is it possible to have an invite to this channel ? :innocent:

I’d be interested in a slack channel invite.

I am interested, too :smile:

Something funky happened here with this initiative… Wondering why.

  • Google Groups post here on January 9th, 2015, 6:45am UTC, by Markus Maier
  • Reddit thread here posted on January 9th, 2015, 2:52pm UTC

I think a public Slack would be a lovely compliment to the community, and much more approachable than IRC for most people. The team at Socket.IO did this a while back, and it’s a good experience/community.


Replying to myself because, as a noob, I could only have two links in my post :)…

This is Guillermo’s post, and this is how they integrated it, and I’m sure he’d be happy to share the how-to.

much more approachable than IRC for most people

That may sound harsh, but I think people who find using IRC difficult are not a good fit to be web developers.

But if you guys do feel the need to use something like Slack, why not give Rocket Chat a try? It’s free, it’s working well and it’s built with Meteor.


I’ve been hanging out on meteor/meteor in Gitter, that works for me. I also created a secret channel for Meteor+React devs (trying to keep it small).

the thing with IRC is I have been running irssi in screen for quite long time with ICQ gateway etc, but these days I would really prefer slack :smiley:

There already are quite a few Meteor related slacks, like Meteor2015 or Learn MeteorJS Properly. But except for MeteorChef slack channel which as I see is pretty active, the rest fail to generate any significant conversations.

Diversifying Meteor Slacks even more serves no purpose imho.

Just to give the perspective of the community team at MDG:

We looked into creating an official community slack channel a few months back and decided that it didn’t make sense.

This article highlights some of the reasons why:

After this article was published (and perhaps in part because of it), Slack limited team size to 1,000. We have thousands of users in this forum, and didn’t want to create an unsustainable slack team which we would have to figure out what to do with down the line.

So that’s the current situation with meteor and community chat options. IRC is currently a community-driven alternative for those who prefer synchronous communication, as well as some of the unofficial slack channels mentioned above.