The Slack channels explained

You can join Slack here! Access to the international Slack group in Las Palmas by Live it up, Las Palmas will be your most valuable asset while being on the island. The remote work community in Gran Canaria is growing every day! The Slack group is the biggest social network for every digital nomad, remote worker, immigrant, expat and local professional on the island to connect, ask all your questions, join events and find like-minded people.

Once you’ve joined, you’ll find a lot of channels! The reason the community is divided into different channels, is to keep each subject organized. This way, it’s easier to find an older post.

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This channel is a read only channel, members have no rights to post here. It’s important to read the message in this channel, though, since it contains important links and the community rules. One of the most critical rules is that you can not post the same message in more than one channel. In this channel you also find the invite link to share with others, the link to my BuyMeACoffee page and more.

40plus-genx_babyboomers

This dedicated space was created by popular request for our valued community members aged 40 and older. Here, you’ll find an inclusive platform where we highly encourage you to take the initiative to connect, share experiences and meet up with people your own age. You’re automatically added upon request, and feel free to leave if you’re under 40 or this channel isn’t your cup of tea.

events_sharing-advertising

Here, we aim to provide you with a source of information on various events (excluding community meetups). Whether it’s sharing details about concerts, workshops, seminars, or any other interesting happenings, this channel is your one-stop destination for staying informed. We have a dedicated channel for community meetups and another one for everything related to salsa, bachata, kizumba and other (latin) dances.

health_beauty_doctor_medical

This channel is for all your questions related to health & beauty. Questions about health insurance, dentists, hair salons, doctors, hospitals, piercings, tattoos, make-up, mental health, massages, therapists, travel vaccines, dermatologists, pedicures and so on. But also if you’re looking for specific healthy foods, like sports supplements, vitamins, and recommendations in general for healthy stuff. All questions have to be directly related to Gran Canaria. All posts have to be written in English, Spanish translations can be shared in the thread.

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This channel is for everything related to work and residency. This includes questions about the best internet provider, phone subscription plans, job offers, co-workings, residency questions (including NIE, empadronamiento), banking, co-working cafés, legal advice, accountants, opening your company in Gran Canaria, networking requests in general within your professional field, sharing business events, any help you need with your computer/phone and so on. All questions have to be directly related to Gran Canaria. All posts have to be written in English, Spanish translations can be shared in the thread.

hiking

This one is easy! All hiking plans, routes and other questions related to hiking can be posted here. All questions have to be directly related to Gran Canaria. All posts have to be written in English, Spanish translations can be shared in the thread.

housing_flatshare_coliving

The one and only channel for posting your available flat or if you’re looking for a flat or coliving. If you are offering a flat, include dates, prices, and photos. Don’t waste people’s time by not including these in your post. The same goes for if you are looking for a flat, include dates and budget. You can just post once per visit/available rental. All posts have to be directly related to Gran Canaria. All posts have to be written in English, Spanish translations can be shared in the thread.

introduction

This channel is to introduce yourself to the community! Tell us a bit about yourself and what you are looking for in the community. All posts have to be written in English, Spanish translations can be shared in the thread.

kids-families

A channel for all your questions relevant to family life and children. This includes questions about daycare, nannies, kids friendly activities, family meetups, schools and so on. All posts have to be directly related to Gran Canaria. All posts have to be written in English, Spanish translations can be shared in the thread.

language-exchanges-lessons-events

This channel is for all posts about language exchange; this includes sharing events, asking or recommending language schools or teachers and reaching out to others offering one on one language exchange. All posts have to be directly related to Gran Canaria; this is not the place for online Spanish teachers off the island to promote their online lessons.

living-in-gran-canaria

This is an exclusive and invite-only channel, designed for those who call this beautiful island home. To join, simply reach out to the admin.

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A marketplace for products and services and to ask where you can buy a certain product or service. If you are donating products, this is also the right channel. If you have a spare ticket for a concert, this is the right channel. All posts have to be directly related to Gran Canaria. All posts have to be written in English, Spanish translations can be shared in the thread.

mortgage-loans-buying-property

This space is for community members interested in real estate and buying property. Unlike other channels, you won’t be added to this one automatically. It’s just for those looking to learn about mortgages and buying homes. Whether you’re new to this or have experience, this channel is here to help. To join, search for the channel or ask in the #housing channel.

salsa-bachata-kizomba-swing-zouk-lindyhop-dancing

Gran Canaria is known for its vibrant (latin) dance scene, and this channel is your source of information for all the exciting events and happenings on the island. From dance parties to workshops and everything in between.

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If you’re looking for friends to join you at an event, organize a dinner, or hit the beach together, you’re in the right place. This is also where our community meetups will be announced. Remember, if you want to promote an event, please use the events_sharing-advertising channel.

sports

This channel is for all sports related questions, excluding all racket sports, hiking and volleyball. This also includes watching sports games and offering and asking for dance lessons. All posts have to be directly related to Gran Canaria. All posts have to be written in English, Spanish translations can be shared in the thread.

sports_padel-tennis-badminton-squash-etc

For all racket sports, (like padel, tennis, badminton and every other sport you play with a raquet) we have this channel. You can not use the sports channel for questions about racket sports. You can use this to ask questions and find buddies to play with. All posts have to be directly related to Gran Canaria. All posts have to be written in English, Spanish translations can be shared in the thread.

sports_surf-snorkel-dive-swim-sup-kayak-all_water_sports

Whether you’re into surfing, snorkeling, diving, swimming, stand-up paddleboarding (SUP), kayaking, or any water-based activity, this is the place to be.

sports_volleyball

For volleyball, we have this dedicated channel. You can not use the sports channel for questions about volleyball. You can use this to ask questions and find buddies to play with. All posts have to be directly related to Gran Canaria. All posts have to be written in English, Spanish translations can be shared in the thread.

the-north-excluding-las-palmas

This channel is for everyone living in the north of Gran Canaria and wants to meet up or has a question about that region. It’s also for asking questions about things to do in the north and to share events that are happening outside of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. All posts have to be directly related to Gran Canaria. All posts have to be written in English, Spanish translations can be shared in the thread.

the-rest-of-the-world

For everything that has absolutely nothing to do with Gran Canaria, there’s this channel. This includes questions about the other islands, asking about Slack/communities in other destinations. Make sure you don’t use any of the other channels for questions about the other islands. All posts have to be written in English, Spanish translations can be shared in the thread.

the-south

This channel is for everyone living in the south of Gran Canaria and wants to meet up or has a question about that region. It’s also for asking questions about things to do in the south and to share events that are happening in the south. If you are organizing a social meetup or dinner in Maspalomas, this is the only right channel. All posts have to be directly related to Gran Canaria. All posts have to be written in English, Spanish translations can be shared in the thread.

vegan-vegetarian-eco-sustainability

This space is dedicated to all things plant-based, sustainable living, and environmentally friendly choices. Whether you’re a seasoned vegan, a curious vegetarian, or simply passionate about preserving our planet, you’ve found your place. Share tips, ask questions, meet up!

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You’ve checked all the channels and none of them have any connection to your post? Then, and ONLY then, you can post in this channel. If there’s a more relevant channel available (which is the case most of the time) your post will be removed and you will be asked to post in the right channel. This way we keep the group organized. And again, all posts have to be directly related to Gran Canaria. All posts have to be written in English, Spanish translations can be shared in the thread.

yoga_meditation_mindfulness

For all posts and questions about yoga, meditation, mindfulness and more. This is also the right channel for sharing energy workshops, breathwork, full moon celebrations, sound baths and ecstatic dance. All posts have to be directly related to Gran Canaria. All posts have to be written in English, Spanish translations can be shared in the thread.

Help! My post fits more than one channel, what do I do now?

The first thing to remember is: duplicate posts are not allowed. The first time you’ll get away with a warning, the second time you will be removed from the community. So how do you find the best channel?

Let’s go with some examples that we’ve seen in the past:

I am organizing a social meetup in Maspalomas

The only right channel is the-south. Why? Because there’s only a very small community in the south, so every event that’s happening there, should be posted there. The majority of the community lives in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, so it doesn’t make sense to post in social_free-meetups-dinners-drinks.

I need a doctor for my child

The best channel to ask this in is kids-families. Simply because people with children are your best chance to find a good recommendation. Also, posting it in kids-families will help other families when they are looking for a doctor for their child, later in time.

I am offering surf lessons with a yoga cooldown

The main thing you are offering is a surf lesson, so it should be posted in sports. Even though there is yoga mentioned as well, the main activity is surfing, so you can not post this in yoga_meditation_mindfulness.

Is acroyoga considered yoga or sports?

This is a difficult one, so it’s up to you to post in either sports or yoga_meditation_mindfulness. Just make sure you pick one and don’t post in both channels!

As you can see, it’s important to decide what the most important message of your post is, and then only post in that channel. Try not to use the when-no-other-channel-fits-your-post! Because in most cases, there definitely IS a channel that fits your post!

Community Rules

To learn all the rules and guidelines for our community, please check out this page where we explain how we expect everyone to behave within our community. These rules are here to make sure Slack stays organized and we all have a great time. Thanks for being a part of our community!


Are you a remote worker, local professional, immigrant, digital nomad or expat in Gran Canaria?

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The Live it up, Las Palmas! community is using Slack as a communication tool. The Slack group is split up into different channels and is moderated actively, to keep communication simple and organized. It’s used to share events, find sports buddies, discover new restaurants, rent a car together, find exclusive community discounts and much more! Live it up, Las Palmas! is your starting point for an amazing time in Gran Canaria. See you there!

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