Future of Coding uses Slack as an internet forum / message board.
We share and discuss ideas, prototypes, and inspirational links, with a friendly tone and an inclusive code of conduct. We also organize meetups and events in cities around the world and online. The community is wonderful, with an eye to half-forgotten history and a head filled with dreams of what could someday be.
Before joining the community, please familiarize yourself with the member handbook. We have our own cultural norms, and this handbook will help you feel at home.
Slack isn’t the best platform for an internet forum, but as the saying goes, you make soup with carrots in your garden. To overcome some deficiencies of Slack, we use the following handy tools.
First, there’s Linen, a service for searching and browsing Slack history. It’s like Slack’s built-in search, but without Slack’s 3-month cutoff.
Next, there’s an entire family of tools created by community member Mariano Guerra:
Here’s a tool by community member Kartik Agaram:
#introduce-yourselfpost for any member, use this bookmarklet or format a link like this: http://akkartik.name/archives/foc/introduce-yourself/Kartik-Agaram.html
Our 4 most popular channels are bridged to Matrix rooms. They should be accessible in any Matrix client using the following aliases:
You can also search for “Future of Coding” in a Matrix client to find them. Note that these Matrix bridged rooms are currently invite-only as a spam prevention measure. If you would like to join, please DM
@jryans:matrix.org to request an invite. Thanks to J. Ryan Stinnett for facilitating these rooms, and for suggesting the following etiquette: