Tons of companies are using Slack to organize and facilitate how their employees communicate on a daily basis. Slack has now more than 5 million daily active users and more than 60,000 teams around the world.
But whether the company you work for use Slack or not, you can still use the tool to connect and stay in touch with other professionals like you. The design and tech communities have been creating a series of groups to chat about references, events, books, links, case studies and best practices in our field. The best part: anyone can join and participate in the discussions.
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Here are some of my favorites Slack groups:
UI/UX designers from all over the globe
Conversations on web and UI animation
Designers and researchers from around the world discussing user experience
A community for Sketch designers
A channel to help junior UX designers across the world find a job
A community to help you figure out your next steps in becoming a better designer from folks a few steps ahead of you
For digital nomads working on startups
A place to share side project ideas and find other people to join
A community for designers, PMs, and developers
A community-driven effort to make web accessibility easier
For people who are interested in the user experience of content
An active community of creatives to learn, share and grow with
To rid the world of confusing, hard-to-use interactions and interfaces through quality design education
From the creators of the homonym user testing tool
A curated community where photographers can share and meet great people who also enjoy photography
All the things relevant to product management
A community for creative developers to share knowledge
A Slack community for iOS developers to share experiences and learn
Slack group with ReactJS news
A group about application hosting on Google’s infrastructure
Official Slack group for the Bootstrap framework
A safe, confidential space for women who work in technology
Artists, journalists, educators, tinkerers, bot enthusiasts and seasoned developers who love to make bots
Developers of Slack bots on Slack
Artificial Intelligence group on Slack
Slack group of people from sub-reddit /Entrepreneur
Group with independent game developers
A community for gamers to chat and play video games…and cat GIFs