While Slack is down, again, I'll take this moment to point out that Matrix exists, is open source, federated, end to end encrypted, and you can host it yourself.

If you need an easy button you can pay them to run a dedicated server for you:


Sign in to participate in the conversation
Mastodon for Tech Folks

This Mastodon instance is for people interested in technology. Discussions aren't limited to technology, because tech folks shouldn't be limited to technology either!