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It’s hard to deny that people with great networks have a huge advantage in our fast-paced digital world. So, how you engage with others in your field and how you participate in your professional community should be a crucial consideration if you want to level up in your career.

While some of us get a kick out of going to networking events, for others the effort of dressing up, going out, handing out business cards and making small-talk, can feel daunting. But, did you know that you can network without ever getting out of your PJs? There are now countless online groups and communities you can join that are organized by and for people like you.

Here are some of the best, free-to-join Slack communities where experts in your field are chatting and collaborating and waiting for you to get in on all the fun.

Entrepreneurs

#Launch

Est 2006 - A community of entrepreneurs, innovators, makers, designers, and developers. Some members are working at huge tech companies globally and have launched multiple projects.

Why join?
  • Collaboration
  • New product discussion
  • Job opportunities
  • Feedback sharing
  • Co-founder opportunities
Membership

Free to join

No. of Members

-

Marketing

Online Geniuses

Est 2015 - A large community of vetted digital marketers and industry experts including VPs, CMOs, freelancers, consultants, and agencies across the globe. Discussions cover a broad range of topics from analytics to content marketing, search engine optimization, conversion rate optimization, and more.

Why join?
  • AMAs/Q&A sessions with some of the world’s best marketers 
  • Local events & discounts
  • Talent & job opportunities
  • Community networking
  • Resources & tools
  • Online marketplace
Membership

Free to join
(Pro & Marketplace Tier available)

No. of Members

20,000+

Creatives/Design

DesignX

Est 2016 - One of the fastest growing design communities in Canada, USA, and Europe. Their goal is to bring together and build strong connections between visual designers, service designers, UX designers, product designers, and UX researchers by learning together and sharing opportunities.

Why join?
  • Design events 
  • Talk/Speaker opportunities
  • Job opportunities & salary survey
  • Perks & discounts
  • Webinars
  • Design resources
  • Design feedback
  • Learning
  • Community networking
  • Topic of the week discussions
Membership

Free to join

No. of Members

3,000+

Developers

DevChat

Est 2015 - A friendly community of developers ready to learn with and help their fellow programmers at every level of experience (beginners to professionals).

Why join?
  • Knowledge sharing & learning
  • Q&A & problem solving
  • Open to any programming languages
  • Community networking
  • Wide range of topics: #python, #javascript, #webdev, etc.
Membership

Free to join

No. of Members

18,000+

Business & Tech

Mind the Product

Est 2011 - An international community of passionate individuals that brings together product managers to connect, share, and learn from each other. If you love building products that have a huge positive impact on people’s lives, consult this community for second opinions, expert reviews and lively debates on what’s the best solution.

Why join?
  • Training & learning
  • Knowledge sharing
  • Q&A & product discussions
  • Events & conferences
  • Community networking
  • Job opportunities
Membership

Free to join

No. of Members

20,000+

Joining a community of peers has a lot of benefits. It’s not just about getting the chance to improve your professional and personal network but it also helps expand your knowledge and opportunities. In a community, you can share resources and inspiration with one another and build and grow together. Of course, simply joining a Slack community is not enough. From there you’ll need to make the time to nurture your new connections into something more. UpHabit is here to help you make it a habit to regularly engage with your network and build stronger relationships.

About UpHabit

UpHabit is an easy-to-use app that takes the heavy lifting out of reaching out, following up, and building an effective professional network. Stay connected with UpHabit, now completely free! Download the app on iOS, Android, and MacOS.