@gka as a fellow grumpy german i approve of this post 👍
@JanWillemTulp @moritz @dominikus yes, as I wrote, I'm happy if it works out for everyone. But the grumpy German in me now feels better after having voiced my concerns once. Maybe at some point my curiosity will win and I'll join, but until then I prefer the open societies (I am pretty inactive anyway, tbh)
@kristinHenry @gka @JanWillemTulp @moritz @dominikus I’ve joined several Slack/gitter/Discord communities and always end up abandoning them after a few days because they’re too high volume for the format and require too much attention to follow, let alone participate in. Same was true for me on the DVS Slack.
I’m amazed that so many people can both be productive and follow what’s going on in there. 🤷🏻♂️😄
@darth_mall @gka @JanWillemTulp @moritz @dominikus Yes! It amazes me too! But lots of folks seem to. Now that I'm an independent contractor, and still setting up my client base and work flow, I can only check in there from time to time and sometimes I can chime in on a chat-thread, if I arrive at the right moment.
@darth_mall @gka @JanWillemTulp @moritz @dominikus I've noticed a lot of folks have responded to my mentioning *Discourse*, which is an open source discussion forum software solution (with optional hosting), by talking about *Discord* which is a chat solution. What I am proposing is *Discourse* with Slack integration. Just to be clear :)
@kristinHenry yeah, I’m with you. I think I’d be a little more inclined to swing by a Discourse instance and browse the latest threads periodically than to keep dipping my head into the Slack fire hose. 😁
@darth_mall Sometimes, I actually have time to enjoy Slack. But usually not. :)
@gka As a newbie in dataviz, I relate strongly to your point about openess; I've learned a lot from the already-existing open resources. While I enjoy the idea of being able to talk to everyone via Slack, being in the team is quite overwhelming.
@gka I've been really enjoying the slack, but I appreciate the critique. If you're getting your dataviz itches scratched elsewhere, you shouldn't feel like you're missing out...but right now, it's a better feed and discussion place for me than twitter or vis.social.
@gka also, DVS seemed to get big a lot faster than the organizers anticipated. Maybe, It'll feel less like it's sucking up oxygen after the initial fervor dies down (there's definitely been a dip in conversations this week).
@gka another concerning narrative thats slowly unfolding is that the three founders seem to be claiming some sort of ownership on the name and the brand, forbidding some people in NYC who recently hosted a meetup under that name. I can't fathom why
@gka nailed it
vis.social is an open social platform for creative people, especially anyone in data, visualization, creative coding, and related arts and research.