Slack plays an important role in fostering a sense of belonging within many of those teams. It serves as a primary meeting place for developers to discuss projects and actions, and get work done.
Developers like how they can customize Slack to suit how they work organically, with endless channels for specific topics and adjustable notifications, so they can remain on top of what’s important while filtering out the noise.
Slack channels also allow for asynchronous and real-time conversations, as well as the storage of decisions and requests. As a result, teams working different hours can easily stay in touch without needing to stay up late or get up early for stand-ups and meetings.
Many development teams use Slack app connections to realistically recreate those situations. Donut and other off-the-shelf apps set up video encounters between randomly selected pairs of coworkers, while other teams have enjoyed developing their own bespoke apps.