[technology taskforce] Techcrunch: Slack announces it’s building voice and video chat

Raitme Citterio rcitterio at gmail.com
Wed Mar 2 19:27:54 UTC 2016

Greetings to all

I share the point of view of dev, I think that slack can be a tool to
integrate all communications within the stakeholder model avoiding
overloading our personal emails with excess emails lists.

Now that slack will have the option of voice depending on the limitations
(connectivity and whether it will be compatible with the free version). I
think based on my experience that if Skype comparatively based on
observations dev; it is difficult to incorporate even though the web
version you have.

I think this about skype; now can be integrated into the channels of slack (

So I think that slack can be used to create current and future communities
within ICANN as follows.

hamster pad (https://www.hamsterpad.com/) is a tool for creating
communities of public access or restricted within a catalog.

So copying this model initial form may be experienced by some communities
to measure the result.


I hear your comments on my suggestion, which I think can be done in less
than 2 days, to prove it.

a factor in his favor of slack that allows a history written messages and
that can encourage the participation of more people whose connectivity for
skype or adobe conect very bad and even to participate.

if Lacralo communities and Afralo can have a favorable impact.

And it may even be a tool for interfacing remote hub.

I am coordinating two remote hub in my country, one in my city and one that
arose two days ago and we will use a channel for communication slack.

at the end of the experience you will share my results.

Raitme Citterio

2016-03-02 14:40 GMT-04:30 Dev Anand Teelucksingh <devtee at gmail.com>:

> Hello, Chris, indeed perhaps something can be shown at the Marrakech
> TTF session on Monday. :-)
> Re: Skype, Skype calls aren't typically used for group calls but are
> often used for At-Large members to voice chat one on one. As a FYI,
> the Skype Translation features now built in for one on one chat and
> video calls are a huge plus. Had a conversation with a LACRALO
> colleague in Latin America and the Skype translation worked well
> between English and Spanish, in spite of the bandwidth challenges.
> I suspect Slack voice and video chat would not have this feature.
> There is a Slack integration to translate Slack messages
> https://github.com/roman01la/slack-traductor
> Dev Anand
> On Wed, Mar 2, 2016 at 2:45 PM, Chris Gift <chris.gift at icann.org> wrote:
> > Dev
> >
> > For the use cases you list Slack is far better. So if you guys are using
> chat a lot then we should definitely trial Slack — but do you used Skype
> calls for your group chats as well or only texting? If it’s the former we
> may have to wait for Slack to add voice/video.
> >
> > I’m more than happy to show everyone how ICANN IT and Product Management
> staff use Slack for our collaboration.
> >
> > Chris Gift
> >
> > M +31.06.2787.6232
> > Twitter @cgift
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > On 3/2/16, 19:35, "Dev Anand Teelucksingh" <devtee at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >>Thanks Chris. I think the TTF would like to trial discourse.org . I've
> >>heard about it before but no direct experience and I see that its
> >>feature set is growing after its 3 years of existence.
> >>
> >>Re: Slack, At-Large uses Skype group chats a LOT. The disadvantages of
> >>Skype are that
> >>- Skype group chats aren't discoverable outside of those in the Skype
> >>group chat (similiar to Slack) - although, Skype now allows persons to
> >>join a Skype chat without needing a Skype client.
> >>- messages aren't saved. If you switch to a new desktop or mobile
> >>device, you lose access to all of your past conversations and chats
> >>over the years and the loss of knowledge and history is significant.
> >>Slack having a centralised (and searchable!) archive of past messages
> >>is much better in that regard.
> >>- you can't search across all Skype chats, if you recall there was a
> >>URL you posted to someone last year, you have to remember in which
> >>Skype chat you saw the URL. And if you've switched to a new Skype
> >>logged in account , you've lost access to those conversations.
> >>
> >>So from those perspectives, using Slack for group chat to replace
> >>Skype seems better. It is indeed a challenge to get buyin of any new
> >>approach or technology.
> >>
> >>Dev Anand
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>On Wed, Mar 2, 2016 at 11:15 AM, Chris Gift <chris.gift at icann.org>
> wrote:
> >>> Slack remains my favorite team collaboration and communications tool
> it’s fantastic at many things. But I remain skeptical on its applicability
> to the multistakeholder model for a few reasons.
> >>>
> >>> First, it’s a synchronous communication model and the community, due
> to timezones, work schedules, etc., work asynchronously. Second, as most
> synchronous models, the medium is conducive to short messages, sometimes
> with attachments and/or links. It’s not good at lengthy, thoughtful
> discussions. And third, is that it’s not open and transparent. I really
> have no idea how we could let people inspect the discussions happening
> within Slack. And as for archiving offline somewhere, again, I have no idea
> how that would work. Note that they have a robust API we could work with to
> resolve some of these issues.
> >>>
> >>> Having said all the above, it is a tool we should continue to keep an
> eye, and perhaps even experiment with once they get voice and video.
> >>>
> >>> Of all the tools I’ve looked at over the past few years, the one I
> remain convinced is a good fit for the ICANN community is discourse.org.
> It’s a modern replacement for the forum with many features that overlap
> with listservs. I tried deploying this twice, once with 1Net — remember
> that??? :) — and once with one of the IANA transition groups. Both times
> community members resisted and asked us to revert to a standard listerv.
> Which we of course did.
> >>>
> >>> Chris Gift
> >>> ICANN
> >>> M +31.06.2787.6232
> >>> Twitter @cgift
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> On 3/1/16, 23:43, "ttf-bounces at atlarge-lists.icann.org on behalf of
> Dev Anand Teelucksingh" <ttf-bounces at atlarge-lists.icann.org on behalf of
> devtee at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>>
> >>>>Via www.techcrunch.com/2016/03/01/slack-roadmap/
> >>>>
> >>>>"Slack laid out its plan to stay ahead of its workplace chat
> >>>>competitors today with new products for its 2.3 million daily active
> >>>>users, up from 2 million in December. The big changes will center
> >>>>around message enhancements, greater Usability, and voice and video
> >>>>chat.
> >>>>
> >>>>That last one is huge. You’ll soon be able to switch directly into a
> >>>>voice or video chat inside of Slack. This could strike a heavy blow to
> >>>>Skype, Google Hangouts and other multi-media collaboration tools.
> >>>>Slack says it will begin testing these features very soon."
> >>>>
> >>>>Dev Anand
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