Why are we emailing each other even though we have a Slack group? Modern project teams rely on a healthy mixture of both: Emails are useful for formal communication and documentation while communication apps (e.g. Slack, Group.me) serve as a platform for near SlickSlack.
What it does
SlickSlack is an Enhancement to the Mixmax Chrome Extension. It gives you the ability to forward a snippet (like a TL;DR) from your handcrafted email to your Slack group. Now everyone can be kept up to date without pouring through tons of emails.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Never have we seen so many languages, API documentation, and errors in 36 hours. We can gladly say that it was worth the loss of hair.
What we learned
Some of the steepest learning curves of this weekend were in cross-language script integration and agile thinking.
What's next for SlickSlack
Broadcasting email summary to Mars is just the tip of the iceberg. Slack's API has many more functions that can and will enhance Project Management. Look forward to more features in SlickSlack.