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When you live far away from some of your best friends, you want to find some reasonable ways to stay in touch. After a while, we found out that social media and instant messaging apps are not really an answer to our needs, so we decided to give a chance to something that easily engages everyone. Most, if not all, of us know about Slack and how it (usually) improves communication within teams that use it.

However, if you want to fully own your data and e.g. have access to all archives without high pricing, you might start with some cheaper alternative. It appears there is one – Mattermost Team Edition. And that’s what we decided to try out.

In this post I want to describe how I configured my Mattermost server step by step. I made some assumptions about used hosts, distros and setup that simplified the whole process. Read more

Motivation

In Scalac we believe that communication is essential in IT and that projects with inefficient information sharing are doomed to fail. Fortunately for us it doesn’t always mean that putting people in one place is the only way. More often it’s about creating the right spirit for exchanging knowledge and providing ways to do so.

As in Scalac we are very often working remotely, we had to come up with a tool to help us communicate. We tried few different products for communication, but in the end we switched to Slack. We are using it for around a year now and are pleased with the rich experience it offers. Read more