I was introduced to Slack this past summer. It is a free messaging application used by development teams around the world that provides many useful features for collaboration. AST, also known as the Association for Software Testing created a Slack team last month for their members. If anyone would like to join the team, simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. AST has promoted this as a forum for testers to get together and discuss past, present and future projects. As a proponent of the app, I’m happy to see more and more people using it.