Austin and I founded Alley because there was a clear and urgent need to improve the technology behind how media and journalism was distributed on the Internet.
Recently it was our great privilege to unveil the new WordPress-based website for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and museum. It was a long and highly educational road to launch, and I want to provide a bit of a window into what happened behind the scenes.
A few months ago, this Hacker news item sparked a lively and—fittingly, for a discussion about this topic—asynchronous discussion about the role of group chat systems in open source projects and distributed companies. At Alley, we use Slack. We’re very happy with it, and it’s a really important venue for the expression of our company culture.