Hello Traders, We are proud to announce that we have moved into our new office in Shibuya, Tokyo. I can only describe it as something out of Batman. On the outside it appears to be a typical little Japanese shop complete with our own “garagara” shutter. But on the inside…
We are making the move to Slack!
If you aren’t familiar with Slack, it’s an instant messaging and collaboration system
There is a lot more functionality with Slack and here are just a few:
Channels: Slack’s channels help us focus by enabling you to separate messages, discussions and notifications by purpose, strategy or topic. #Channels are open to everyone to join in the discussions, and locked channels are private and accessible by invite only.
Direct Messages: When you need to send a message to one person instead of a group, Slack provides traditional instant messaging functionality for you to do so.
Share Your Files: Sharing documents is one of the basics of collaboration. Slack enables you to share all types of files. Add comments, star for later reference, and it’s all completely searchable. You can also link to files you have stored outside of Slack as well. Just paste the link and that document is immediately in sync and searchable too.
Search: Slack’s search functionality enables you to find key information quickly, even if it’s inside of a document you’ve shared.
Notifications can be a tricky feature: too many and you start ignoring them; too few and something might slip through the cracks. Slack enables you to fine-tune your notifications (by channel, keywords and more) so you can focus on your highest priorities.
Platforms: No matter where you go, Slack can come with you with their mobile apps for iPhone, Android and Windows Phone (beta). At your desk, Slack offers apps for Mac, Windows and Linux (beta).
To get started you can download the app here.
We are in the process of sending out invites to all Tokyo Traders Club Members. If you are registered but haven’t received an invite yet, please let us know and we’ll send you one right away. Once you accept the invite and log in, there are many videos to help you get up to speed on how it works, and you can always ask us as well.
See you inside Slack!