update the team has been renamed to .NET from ASP.NET to not exclude anyone - sign up page here
I'm a big fan of Slack. I use it internally for work as well as for a number of teams that I'm involved with for projects or community like OrlandoDevs, Telerik Experts, Angular Beers.
I find that it's a great way to quickly discuss topics of interest, created private and public rooms, share code snippets etc.
For ASP.NET I have been using Jabbr, Twitter, Email and even GitHub at times via Issues to connect with the community and engineers to get answers and discuss ideas or topics.
I like that Slack give me the mobile apps, what I feel is missing from Jabbr and Github. Email feels so corporate.
There are some mixed feelings on Slack:
"...the meeting that never ends"
"...so hard to follow, no threaded conversations"
I created aspnetcore.slack.com, it's wide open for sign up.
I have a couple of rules.
There will be no NDA material discussed within this group. It is not run Microsoft.
Be a good citizen to one another, I would hope that we are all here to be helpful and learn from one another. If need be there will be a Code of Conduct, let’s not get to that point.
Channels are created to relate to the github repos within https://github.com/aspnet
Enjoy, share, #slack