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 about Stack Overflow for Teams – a private version of Stack Overflow for your company. Learn how they built their new Slack integration to fit right into a developer’s everyday workflow by putting user research at the center of their process.
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.
User Experience Researcher
Head of Developer Relations
Sarah Barnekow is a Partner Engineer at Slack working alongside Slack’s business development team enabling Slack’s partners to build and maintain apps that increase productivity and happiness in the workplace. In her free time, Sarah hangs out with her dogs, and loves to enjoy the great outdoors, camping and hiking all over northern California.
Beth Devine is a User Experience Researcher at Stack Overflow, where she manages the collection and analysis of user insights for product teams. Previously, she worked at AnswerLab managing research for companies such as Facebook, Walmart, and Wells Fargo. Beth has a M.S. in Management from INSEAD and a M.A. in Social-Organizational Psychology from Columbia.
Bear Douglas is a Developer Advocate at Slack, where she and her team help developers build more pleasant and productive ways to work. Before Slack, she led the Developer Relations teams for the mobile and data platforms at Twitter, and worked on native mobile DevRel at Facebook and Parse. She’s passionate about developer experience, great documentation, and a cappella music.