Last week, I attended and spoke at Spec, Slack’s first developer conference. Spec was a really compelling event that mixed sessions from Slack employees sharing feature announcements and technical guidance with talks from leaders at organizations like Twilio, HubSpot, and ZenDesk about what they are building on the Slack platform. I was delighted to be one of those invited to speak and I shared my thoughts on distributed teams, and how to begin the process of replacing the serendipity that is inevitably lost when working in a distributed environment.
I wanted to not only thank all of the wonderful Slack team members that I met at Spec and who helped make speaking there such a pleasant experience, but also all of the other speakers and attendees who I met and were so lovely. My session, Manufacturing Serendipity with Slack can be found on YouTube.
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