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Engage Leads with Google's Slack workspace and Community Leads Platform

This codelab teaches you how to engage current and former Leads of GDSCs and other Google programs with Google's Slack workspace and Community Leads Platform.

Prerequisites

  • Acceptance of the terms and conditions for GDSC Leads
  • An email that invites you to use Google's Slack workspace
  • An email that invites you to use Google's Community Leads Platform

What you'll learn

  • How to engage Leads with Google's Slack workspace
  • How to engage Leads with Google's Community Leads Platform

What you'll need

  • A Slack account

Log in

  1. In your browser, navigate to the email that invites you to join the workspace.

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  1. In the email, click Join now, which opens Slack in a new tab.

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  1. If you're prompted to log in to your Slack account, log in to it in one of the following three ways:
  • Click Sign in with Google, then select your Google Account.
  • Click Sign in with Apple, then enter your Apple ID.
  • Enter your username and password, then click Sign in.

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  1. If you get a redirect notice, wait for the workspace to load or click use Slack in your browser, which opens the workspace in a new tab.

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  1. In the workspace, review the four channels that you can access:
  • dsc-global-2020-2021: a private channel for current Leads around the world
  • dsc-YOUR_REGION-2020-2021: a private channel for current Leads from your region
  • announcements and general: public channels for current and former Leads around the world

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Log in

  1. In your browser, navigate to the platform at communityleads.dev.
  2. In the middle of the page, click Enter the platform.

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  1. If you're prompted to choose an account, select the account that you use for your GDSC.

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Edit profile

  1. At the bottom of the platform's home page, click Edit profile.

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  1. In the dialog, click Edit profile.

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  1. Complete your profile.

In the Allow others to contact you drop-down list, select Yes.

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  1. Click Save.

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Set up notifications

  1. At the bottom of the platform's home page, click Setup notifications.

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  1. In the dialog, adjust your settings however you prefer.

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  1. Click Save.

Introduce yourself to other Leads

  1. In the Share and learn with others section of the platform's home page, click Social.

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  1. In the social discussion board, click Create a post.
  2. In the dialog, write a post that introduces yourself to your fellow Leads.
  3. Click Save.

Explore technical content

  1. In the platform's navigation bar, click Content hub.

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  1. Scroll to see Google's calendar of events.

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  1. In the platform's navigation bar, click Content hub > All meetup content and select the topic of your choice.

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Explore non-technical content

  1. In the platform's navigation bar, click Academy.

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  1. Scroll to see non-technical content.

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  1. In the platform's navigation bar, click Academy > Community Management.

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  1. Scroll to see content that can help you manage your GDSC.

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Explore GDSC-specific content

  1. In the platform's navigation bar, click DSC.

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  1. Scroll to see general information about GDSCs, the history of GDSCs, and updates.

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  1. In the platform's navigation bar, click DSC > Leading a DSC.

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  1. Scroll to see content about Leads and what Leads need to do.

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  1. In the platform's navigation bar, click DSC > DSC activities.

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  1. Scroll to see content about the different types of events that you can host for your GDSC.

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  1. In the platform's navigation bar, click DSC > DSC activities > DSC content & workshops.

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  1. Scroll to see content about the workshops that you can host for your GDSC and the resources needed.

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  1. In the platform's navigation bar, click DSC > DSC Toolkit.

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  1. Scroll to see branding guidelines, a logo generator, and workshop templates.

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  1. In the platform's navigation bar, click DSC > DSC stories.

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  1. Scroll to see success stories about other GDSCs around the world.

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You learned how to engage current and former Leads of GDSCs and other Google programs with Google's Slack workspace and Community Leads Platform.