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Slack

What is Slack?

Slack offers persistent chat rooms organised by topic, as well as private groups and direct messaging. Sound familiar? It's kind of like IRC, but spiced up for the 21st century.

Slack works both in the browser or as a standalone app and is available on a variety of platforms ranging from desktops to mobile: https://slack.com/apps

If you've never used Slack before, we strongly suggest you watch through some of these videos and get to know the basics.


Why join?

The local Finnish Slack community has been growing steadily over the past year and has now over 300+ members from all over Finland.

It's a great place to meet new people, get support on all matters related to WordPress and staying up to date with upcoming events around the country.

Instructions on how to join are available at the bottom of this page.


Discussions #wordpress-finland / #in-english

Discussions are mainly in Finnish, but English-speaking members are more than welcome! The two main channels are #wordpress-finland and #in-english.


Developers #devaajat

Whether you consider yourself a beginner or a hardcore developer, you're bound to learn a thing or two just by following the conversations on the #devaajat channel. It's full of developers sharing code and ideas on how to solve problems.


Jobs #rekry

For job postings, check out the #rekry channel. It has been integrated with RSS feeds that list WordPress-specific jobs from all around Finland.

Companies often post messages directly here as well, which gives you straight access to a person who can guide you through the recruitment process.


Meetup channels #meetups

If you're looking for people you met at a meetup, chances are they're hanging around on the general #meetups channel. It's also a good place to start if you're thinking of creating your own meetup group. All the co-organisers from Finland are there, so they can help you through the process of setting it up and give you tips on how to get started.

Each local meetup group also has their own channel where they often discuss about upcoming talks and events as well as organise informal meetups, which are not always listed on Meetup.com:

#meetups-helsinkiHelsinki
#meetups-jyvaskylaJyväskylä
#meetups-ouluOulu
#meetups-seinajokiSeinäjoki
#meetups-tampereTampere
#meetups-turkuTurku


Polyglots #kielitaiturit

The #kielitaiturit channel has everyone from Finnish WordPress Core contributors to plugin and theme authors.

Whether you have technical questions about how themes / plugins can be translated or simply want to help out with Finnish translations in general, this is the channel you have been looking for.

For languages other than Finnish, visit the #polyglots channel on WordPress Slack.


How to join?

To join the Finnish WordPress Slack community, head over to this page and fill in your email address. You should get an invitation delivered to your inbox.

If you'd like to participate in conversations taking place on the global level, WordPress has its own Slack with instructions on how to join available here: https://make.wordpress.org/chat/

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