A little good old-fashioned #thoughtleadership from my time at the excellent XOXO Festival in Portland. It's amazing to me the things people are doing now with workplace communication hub Slack:
By the time XOXO got underway, attendees had created more than 150 channels to discuss and organize around nearly every topic imaginable. The most widely read channels were "the commons," where the Andys posted news about the festival relevant to all attendees. But subgroups formed in a hurry. There were channels for discussing accessibility; channels for singles and the polyamorous; channels for people interested in cannabis; channels for attendees who identify as LGBT. Some channels had dozens of members; others had 10 or fewer. The result was that by the time many attendees arrived in Portland, there was already a subset of their fellow festival-goers waiting to greet them.