"As someone who has worked remotely for over 10 years, I find that I miss the day-to-day interaction of office life. MageChat gives me a bit of a social boost, while providing a place to ask questions about topics that I normally would ask a colleague about"
Laura FolcoMagento Development Consultant
"I cannot tell you how often I have bothered // asked Ryan for help in understanding FirstData"
Luis TineoFull Stack Magento Developer
"Anton, Damien, Ryan, and Daniel have all helped me and others significantly, particularly in the early days of M2 (when I was still doing M1 8 hours per day but learning M2)"
Wilson SheldonPrincipal Architect at Bounteous
"This community keeps me updated on the platform sweet and bitter details, in touch with great minds willing to share tips and tricks."
Laura Trejo AlbaSolutions Architect
With MageChat I've been able to connect with lots of new and veteran members of the Magento community that would have been difficult to do via other channels. From the funny jokes and banters to the conversations and weekly presentations, MageChat has become invaluable and beneficial as full-time freelancer.
Jerry LopezMagento Certified Web Developer
"For the last 8+ years, I have struggled to find a place to stay connected with the Magento community. Just when it had only become more difficult to achieve that, we have got MageChat, the need of the time. If like me, you don't want to wait for the big events to happen before you get a chance to say hello to your community friends, MageChat is for you!"
Idrees ButtFounder & CEO, RLTSquare
"You're in the company of extremely talented, naturally curious individuals. Conversations form around technical (or business) challenges. And as the conversation flows, it naturally involves solutions, or access to people with impeccable credentials that know the solution, or can help you develop it"
Winston NolanPreviously Tech Lead for Rip Curl
“How can you refuse to be a part of the best Magento experts community group in slack! Thanks Kalen for creating MageChat. It is an honor to be a part to contribute together and sharing knowledge with fellow members.”
Muliadi JeoOmnichannel Evangelist, eCommerce Consultant, Magento Solution Partner, Magento 2 Certified Solution Specialist
"MageChat has been an excellent resource for finding out quickly about security issues that could affect our team and collaborating to find the best ways to mitigate these issues before official patches appear"
Francis GallagherTeam Lead - Senior Ecommerce Engineer
Frequently Asked Questions
Well, few reasons. For one the slack was started 7 years ago as a Magento specific thing. I could go with something more generic like "commerce chat" but I think that's taken and also there's something I like about the shared history and network many of us in the commerce world have with Magento. I keep thinking of the phrase "the scattered tribes of the Magento community". Ultimately I don't think names matter too much (google was a pretty goofy name before it became google), so I'm just going with it and assuming that if I build out a valuable network of people in here that's really all that matters.