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Sign up for the Communicate at GitLab: Slack Training by completing this Google form. The Learning and Development team will enroll you in the cohort you indicate in the form and notify you ~3 business days before the training starts.
As of 2022-10-18:
What learners are saying:
Excellent async training methodology with good practice examples. Crisp, short and very informative. This training was great and I'm glad I was able to participate! If this training is not already part of onboarding for new team members, it should be considered. It was a great refresher for me! Thank you for offering this! Always nice to learn something new about a tool so ubiquitous in remote work. These quick snippets and tasks have been super cool, easy to follow and participate in. I've been using Slack for 10+ years now and there was a bunch of stuff in this training that I hadn't discovered. The moving from Slack to an Issue was particularly cool! Thanks all!
This training is built for:
This training is not built for:
GitLab team members participating in this training will:
No prior experience with Slack or GitLab is needed to participate. The content reviewed is directed to brand new users in the GitLab Slack instance, however, team members are welcome to participate regardless of time at the company.
If you meet these requirements, please use this Google form to sign-up.
Here's what to expect in the Slack training:
Below you're find the topics and links covered in each day of the training
|0||Training introduction + Slack profile updates||N/A|
|1||Organizing channels in the Slack side-bar||Custom section Slack docs|
|2||Using public channels||Why we avoid direct messages at GitLab|
|3||Marking all messages as read||Quick commands Slack docs|
|4||Follow keywords in Slack||Custom notifications Slack docs|
|5||Using threads to organize conversations||Slack usage at GitLab|
||Reducing reliance on Slack at GitLab|
|7||Blocking time to catch up on Slack messages||Do not Distrub mode Slack docs|
||Remind command Slack docs|
|9||Moving conversations out of Slack and into Issues or MRs||Slack usage at GitLab|
|10||End of training survey||N/A|
We measure success using the following metrics:
|Metrics||How we measure||Goal|
|Percentage of new team members who complete the training per quarter||Completions of end of program survey||30%|
|Impact on target of percent of messages that are not DMs||Tracked on Slack handbook page||Correlation of course completions and target|
The following topics will be prioritized in future iterations of this training:
Reach out in the #learninganddevelopment Slack channel with any questions.