When the pandemic hit, WLIA had just started a Slack workspace as a trial run to see what it was all about and if it could be used as a communication tool by members. The Covid channel became a valuable online space to share ideas, get technical help from others, or just to commiserate. During the last several months, it has grown to include other topics as well, like redistricting or following along at the virtual Esri UC to create a sense of shared experience from our desks.
We’ve recently reorganized the growing number of channels and invite you once again to check our Slack space out if you haven’t already. We envision more SIGs to congregate virtually here and for WLIA committees to get work done more efficiently. If there’s a topic or SIG you think people would rally around, let us know in the General channel!