Announcing the New Open19 Slack Community

If you’re not familiar with Slack, you probably don’t work at a startup!  Originally created as a platform for groups and teams to communicate with one another on specific topics or projects – similar to BaseCamp or Facebook Groups – Slack is a group chat tool used by companies or communities to collaborate in real time (or with contextual backscroll) regardless of where in the world you are!

We’ve launched an Open19 Slack community to encourage open dialogue and provide an opportunity for ALL Open19 Foundation Community members to share their ideas, ask questions, and discuss foundation technology directly with key users, suppliers and foundation members.  Slack is free to join and works with desktop apps, mobile apps and through a browser. 

We’ve created a few initial “channels” within the Open19 Slack Community in order to streamline topics of conversation:

#specifications – ask questions about specification details

#vendors – chat with vendors that support or sell Open19 infrastructure solutions

#deployments – share your deployment challenges and achievements

#general – here you can make workspace-wide announcements or ask broad topic questions

#random – a place for non work-related flimflam, faffing, hodge-podge, or jibber jabber – you get the idea

You can join the slack community by going to Simply enter your email and you’ll get an invite to create your account and login. 

Open19 Community Slack Guidelines and Code of Conduct

Given that this is an open and global community for Open19 supporters, we do have some guidelines we hope all participants will adhere to:

  • Be courteous. We’re all here to learn from one another and share our enthusiasm for Open19. This isn’t the place for political diatribes or confrontation, harmful or divisive behavior. Please be respectful of other members and the information posted. Open19 Foundation reserves the right to ban users at their own discretion if the conduct is inappropriate.
  • Share only content, images, and videos owned by you, that you have the right to share, and that are appropriate for a diverse audience. Everyone who joins this community should feel welcome and included and have their intellectual property respected.
  • Join in. It may seem daunting, but this platform can be an incredible space for Open19 Foundation Community members to truly engage with one another in a meaningful way. We’ve all faced challenges as we are developing with this new technology and we are here to help. Remember, Open19 is an OPEN technology and the Foundation is committed to furthering an open community. This is part of that process.

Join our Open19 Slack community today via the web, mobile or desktop. Questions? Contact us at