Is anyone aware of a Slack workspace for developers/users of PowerSchool? If not I'm considering creating one.
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@tpaul I am not aware of any Slack groups for PowerSchool. What is you intent by creating one and not using these forums? I am a Slack user and not sure how I would leverage that tool for the work I do in PowerSchool.
Additionally, would it have greater benefit than the PSUG mailing list/forum?
@JeromeO I agree to an extent. Forums have their place as do "chat rooms". I consider the free version of Slack as more of a chat room with instant messaging and notifications. Forums, for me, provide more of a historical transcript of topics. In Slack, topics can get intermixed so quickly that messages trails can get lost.
That was what I had found when I was part of a Windows system deployment Slack channel. While the leaders of the group were definitely the industry heavyweights to learn from, I always felt like I was jumping into the middle of a conversation and had no idea what was going on, especially if the latest message was "hey, thanks for the assist!" "NP."
Huh? What did I miss? **scroll scroll scroll....** Wait, this is a side-conversation. Who's talking about what now?
I suppose if it was more internally managed with more closely aligned teams and specific projects in mind, then it could be useful.
I'm not poo-pooing the idea of a PS dev/customization Slack channel entirely. Just speculating on the "value-add proposition," so to speak, since I suspect that for many of us, we wear many other hats in our respective schools & districts 🙂
I think anyone who has used slack understands the value proposition for it as a communication tool. A few reasons I think it could be useful:
Ultimately, I personally prefer the user interface of slack to email and web forums. So that's the primary driver for me.
Is anyone else interested?