Our team has realized over this season that we need some sort of official communication platform. Currently we use Remind for official announcements, but the inability for side communication has hampered its usage. The students have went on their own and created a Whats app group to supplement it, but with no mentors there has been a visible disconnect and a few issues. The mentors mostly use in person communications supplemented with emails currently.
I originally was exploring slack from the recommendations of a few local teams, but after looking further it appears that we would have to pay for the Plus plan ($400+/year) for full exports.
I’m wondering what other teams use, and what alternatives there are to Slack that have the features we would need.