Three Useful Channels in the FHBig Slack

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How can you receive information and communicate with COOP Community members without exploring hundreds of conversations across several Slack channels? These three channels can save you some hassle: #general, #co-working-polls and #question-and-answer.

ProTip: Anyone who has @fredhutch.org, @sagebase.org, @sharp.org and @uw.edu email address can join without invitation. The list can be expended upon request.

#general

We use this channel to make announcements, display the weekly calendar and ask general questions. It’s a great place to make your voice reach most COOP/FHBig members.

ProTip: To mention or notify everyone on the channel, embed @everyone or @channel in your message.

ProTip: Threads allow us to reply directly to a message, preserve context and encourage conversation without distracting a channel's flow. To start a thread, hover over the message and click the Start a thread icon.

#co-working-polls

This channel is for curating ideas for co-working projects, forming or joining co-working groups/journal clubs, and finding lunch buddies. You are strongly encouraged to create a poll and find people with similar interests. Here is an example of making a poll:

/poll Who wants to join a journal club on Thursday, October 18
at 1am at Arnold’s Atrium? “Yes” “Maybe”

Info: If you form your group of interest and need a meetup space, email Amy Paguirigan, apaguiri@fredhutch.org.

#question-and-answer

This is the place to ask questions related to scientific computing, bioinformatics, statistics, data sciences, programming or anything technical/academic. And please help us and share your knowledge here as well.

More info

  • How to join a channel? Click Channel on the sidebar to search exisiting channel. Then select to join the channel of your interest.
  • How to send private messages? Direct Messages allows you to send private messages to one or multiple members.
  • Interested in hackathon? Some members have already started conversation about NCBI-style hackathon on #event-organizing.
  • How to announce a new channel? Please announce and mention everyone (i.e., @channel or @everyone) on #general so that people know its existance.
  • How to invite people? You can send this link to invite people:

FHBig is a self-organized community providing peer-to-peer support. Please feel free to throw out ideas or form your group of interest. If you need help finding meeting space, please contact coordinators Chao-Jen Wong, Jenny Smith or Amy Paguirigan. We will try our best to provide support.