Team Communication Flow

Overview

We will use slack team windows to coordinate posts and workflows. Some channels will be very restricted and dedicated to sub-team members only. You will only be granted access to a sub team window once training is completed and you are granted access by the Keymaster.

Guidelines on global collaboration

Many of you may be new to global collaboration on teams of up to 200 people in real-time. Here are some things to help you get oriented:

  • Access is ONLY granted to those who have been trained. These are our team workspaces to collaborate.

  • Media, untrained individuals, or observers are not allowed on the slack channels. Sorry. Please contact us via the ushahidi website.

  • Always always check in with your teams at start of shift and end of shift

  • There are many people from various timezones and places. see the Uchaguzi Code of Conduct

  • Review Uchaguzi Roles and Responsibilities and Uchaguzi Privacy and Security Guidelines

  • Only the Key Master will be able to add people to slack teams.

  • Text is tone deaf. You may need to clarify your thoughts and questions. It doesn't always pick up on the human.

  • Don't call the whole slack channel as it is confusing and disruptive

  • Don't add large attachments. Send these via dropbox or email

  • Chances are that you will hear from people more via skype than email.

  • Bring on the happy, but don't overload it with too much chatter or tangents. You may need to take it over to the fun place - the GENERAL chat : )

  • These are processes heavily derived from experience with groups like Standby Task Force, RHOK, and CrisisCommons.

Slack Channels

Slack Channel

Descriptions

General

OPEN: This is an open community chat for the Uchaguzi participants. It is a general chat for inter-team communication, escalation and community building. We will add people who have signed up to attend trainings.

NB: This is not for journalists or for interviews. This room is for digital response team participants.

Structuring

RESTRICTED: Must have completed training, be only in structuring team to participate.

Media Monitoring

RESTRICTED: Must have completed training, be only in Media monitoring  team to participate.

Geolocation

RESTRICTED: Must have completed training, be only in Geolocation team to participate.

Translation

RESTRICTED: Must have completed training, be only in Translation team to participate.

Publishing

RESTRICTED: Must have completed training, be only in Publishing team to participate.

Verification

RESTRICTED: Must have completed training, be only in Verification team to participate.

Analysis and Research

RESTRICTED: Must have completed training, be only in Analysis and Research team to participate.

Technology

VERY RESTRICTED: Must be approved by Linda

Emergency and Escalation

RESTRICTED:  Only Coleads for the Uchaguzi project and response partners

Coordination

RESTRICTED: Ushahidi, Infonet, Creco, iHub staff only for emergency coordination