My team is distributed; twelve people everywhere from Munich to Berlin, Rio, Nova Scotia, “somewhere north of Katowice”, Biggleswade and Berwick-upon-Tweed (among others!).
Accordingly, Slack acts as our office. We rent some office space in Munich, but Slack’s where the magic happens. We interview on Slack because that’s where the majority of our interactions occur. We have JIRA, we have GitHub, we have email, we have Hangouts, but by volume and frequency, Slack’s where it’s at.
We spent a long time on IRC but it took migrating to Slack before we really got the whole company on board; the mobile support, the ease of use, the easy integrations and the richness of the medium were all vital to this.
So here’s some things we learned along the way!