We're getting together again for great talks, snacks, and time with the friendly developers and builders of the Slack Platform Community.
First up, let's talk Block Kit! With Block Kit, there’s an easier, more flexible way for you to build engaging apps in Slack. Unlock the power of building with blocks – bits of app UI, like menus, dividers and datepickers – to deliver information in a clear, actionable way for your users. Next, we'll hear from Stack Overflow. Laura and Ben will discuss the demand for the Stack Overflow for Teams Slack app, and their approach to building the integration. They’ll touch on the challenges—and subsequent solutions—that led them to create a successful app that hugely impacted the growth of the Stack Overflow for Teams product.
Stick around afterwards to talk shop with us 1:1 about your apps and get to know some members of the Slack Developer Relations, Product, and Engineering teams. As always, there will be plenty of food, drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), and time to socialize.
A Gentle Reminder
All attendees are expected to behave respectfully and appropriately, including during casual conversations. By attending, you agree to follow these expectations. If you or anyone you notice feels uncomfortable, please reach out to @bear or @eakinsey on the Bot Developers Hangout, or find a Slack employee or meetup organizer at the event. Please review the Code of Conduct before the event.
Senior Developer Advocate
Jim is a Developer Advocate based in New York, focused on helping Slack’s customers build apps and integrations that bring joy and simplicity to work. Before Slack, he worked in various engineering and media roles at California Sunday, Mule Design, NBC News, and the Chicago Tribune.
Laura Campbell is a developer working on the Stack Overflow for Teams product who comes from a background in customer success and sales development. She graduated from the Flatiron School's intensive web development bootcamp and started her developer career working at Stack Overflow as an apprentice, after which she was hired on as a full time developer. She is passionate about diversity in tech and making the Internet a better place for users.
Ben Kelly is a software developer at Stack Overflow where he works primarily on Stack Overflow for Teams. He was one of the developers involved in building the Slack and Stack Overflow for Teams integration that launched in November. Having worked previously delivering B2B software in the travel industry, Ben brings a wealth of new experience to SO's newest B2B product. When he's not coding, Ben enjoys traveling, listening to music and spending time with his family.