The open data infrustucture works best when everyone can be involved in building and maintaining it. Don't directly message others asking for help - it's rude!
Getting Started There are many hidden and private channels on the open Slack for specific chat sub-projects, which you are very welcome to. To the public chat room, vhat on the Connect button below and a new window will open asking for a username to connect to the chat room with. Rules No spamming or posting of public content.
For the avoidance of doubt, all discussions relating specifically to standards and issues with published open data must be conducted in the publicideally directly on GitHub and on the bi-weekly W3C calls as is usually the case, but otherwise on public Slack channels with a summary written up on GitHub afterwards. We recommend that you announce yourself to the group on general and chat your interests, so that we can involve you as much as possible.
We encourage as much as possible to be communicated in public, where community members feel comfortable to do so, which we expect to happen more chat time. For emoticons, type : followed by at least two letters and a popup list public appear to choose from eg, :smiley:.