Session 2: Jacob Gross (Slack) on Developing Sustainable Chapter Programs

Jan 30, 6:00 โ€“ 7:00 PM

Bevy Community Manager Sessions is a new series by and for community leaders. Join host Derek Andersen, CEO and Co-founder of Bevy, as he interviews rockstar community managers across industries and timezones to catalyze our collective learning towards building the world's best communities.

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About this event

๐ŸŒŠ Join us as we dive in with Jacob Gross for our second Community Manager Session. He and Derek Andersen will discuss how Slack developed its robust community chapter program.

Jacob leads community programs at Slack, which includes events, user groups, an online forum, and a Slack workspace. Jacob has been at Slack for the last 2.5 years and has enjoyed every minute of it! Prior to Slack, Jacob worked at a couple startups, also working in Community, and prior to that, he spent some time working in academia. Jacob is originally from Los Angeles but has been residing in Chicago for almost a decade. Jacob's favorite Slack feature (well, one of them at least!) is Slack canvas; so many possibilities with this powerful tool!

Join Derek as he and Jacob explore: 

  • Building your chapter program on solid ground
  • Learning tactics to keep your members excited and involved
  • Expanding your chapters while maintaining a close-knit community feel
  • Understanding how to measure the real impact of your programs

Expect practical tips, heartwarming stories, and a lively Q&A. Don't miss this chance to elevate your community game!


  • Jacob Gross


  • Derek Andersen





Tuesday, January 30, 2024
6:00 PM โ€“ 7:00 PM UTC


6:00 PMWelcome
6:05 PMInterview with Jacob
6:40 PMQ&A

Connect Hosts

  • Derek Andersen

    Startup Grind / Bevy


  • Morgan England


    Customer Success Manager

  • Sunny Prabhakar

    Sr Community Strategist

  • Luca Albertinazzi


    Bevy Marketing Manager

  • Ismael Branco

    Bevy & CMX

    Rock Star Designer


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