How do I use Slack?

Here is a quick overview of how LifeX SLACK works:

  1. Channels: These are marked by (#) and are different established groups, with different purposes. This can be shared hobbies, events, house channel, etc.

There are various channels that you will be a part of automatically:

  • #general - This group has all Lifex members in all countries - Always a nice gesture to write a quick “hi” to everyone 
  • #random - You can share and see random info here
  • #cph_events - This is where LifeX crew post upcoming events or other interesting happenings in your city - if you're in berlin, it is #berlin_events, #vienna_events etc.,
  • #cph_membermove - This is the channel to check for availabilities in other apartments in your city in case you want to move to a new room - here is where they are first posted at the end of each month as soon as we find out about terminations of contracts.
  • #roomswaps- Want to get away for a weekend? You can use this channel to swap rooms with other LifeX members in our various cities. You take their room, they take yours, buy your plane ticket, and viola!

Make sure to add yourself to the following:

  • #[apartment name] - It will have the name of your apartment and this is where you can greet your future housemates
  • # [Your city] to get all the details on what’s going on in your new home city

You are also able to create your own channels by clicking the + sign next to “channel” in the left menu bar

2.  Direct messages: This is if you want to write to people directly (kind of like Whatsapp or facebook messenger). Just click on the + next to “Direct messages”

Also important about SLACK is to fill out your own profile, including a photo of yourself, so members can see who you are.

Note: At the top of your house's slack channel are the links to forms for reporting an issue with the house - always use these forms when wanting to reach out to the LifeX Operations team please!