Joining the Community
We are thrilled you have decided to join our community. We have a growing Slack community where current and aspiring analytics leaders discuss and share lessons and challenges from their experience working with data.
If you have not already, please reach out to ask for an invite to our Slack group.
Once you have received your invite, please do the following:
- Read our code of conduct
- Enter your full name (this community will work best if we are all real humans), but feel free to add a custom “display name”
- Add a headline in the “what I do” box (can be “title @ company” or anthing that helps people know who they are chatting with)
- Add a profile photo
- Introduce yourself in the #introductions channel
In Slack, remember that channels are free. If you want to start a conversation on a topic that doesn’t have a channel dedicated to it, you can create a channel and invite others to join you.
If you are already a member of the Slack group, we encourage you to invite other like-minded current or aspiring analytics leaders using Slack’s “invite people” feature yourself! We only ask that you respect our mission of maintaining a sense of community and refrain from email / Facebook / LinkedIn blasts to a mass audience. We trust that everyone will act reasonably in how they contribute to building and growing our community.
Contributing to the Blog
We are very excited to publish blog posts from current and future analytics leaders on LocallyOptimistic.
A few ground rules:
- The editorial team at LocallyOptimistic has the final word on what content gets posted. We reserve the right to reject any post for any reason at any time.
- We do not publish posts that are designed to promote a specific product or service.
- We do not compensate authors.
- We do not take compensation for publishing (no payola).
If you have an idea for a post you would like to write, reach out to someone from the editorial team on slack, and we will add you to our #authors channel where we collaborate on preparing posts for publication.
- First, review our licensing policies and make sure you’re okay with licensing your content under our rules.
- In order to contribute, we will need your github account so we can add you as a collaborator on the repository.
- To contribute, you should submit a pull request with your content and ask for a review in the #authors channel. The editorial team at LocallyOptimistic will review your post, and will likely request changes.
- Once you have made all of the requested changes, we will determine where in the post schedule your content makes the most sense, and will set a publish date. (Note: we may re-schedule your post if we need to in order to ensure a good mix of content and authors.)
If you want to workshop post ideas, we have a channel for that in the slack group at #post-ideas. If you have other questions or concerns, please reach out on slack.