What is Slack?

  • Slack stands for 'Searchable Log of All Communications and Knowledge'.
  • It is a channel-based realtime chat feature, with a good search facility.
  • You can use Slack directly from a web page, or you can even use it from an app on a tablet or a mobile phone.

Why would I want to use Slack?

Our Slack community channels are targeted a bit more at the developer community, which is why the sign-up page is on our tech.microbit.org website. 

It is a real-time chat app and you can ask and answer questions about anything to do with the micro:bit. People from the community and many of us at the Micro:bit Educational Foundation participate in the chat.

The search feature is also useful, so you might find an answer to a question on there that is not yet published on support.microbit.org

Why do I have to sign-up to Slack to use it?

Slack is a private community, so you need to sign up to verify your identity. Once you've done this and installed one of the apps, you don't usually have to keep logging in to access it.

How do I sign up to Slack?

Head over to the tech site and request an invite.