To ensure an improved connection between all existing channels, there is now an official Symbol Discord channel.
All telegram channels/channels as well as various Twitter accounts have been merged there and can be accessed there at any time. As with many other projects at the moment, all technical discussions that previously took place in slack now take place on the Dischord server, where you can see what is happening at any time and if you are technically experienced you can also participate in the conversation. Personally I find this new change an enrichment and I am glad that it is happening. it will benefit the overall interaction with the developers and other team members as well as the overall transparency. I am sure it will take time and be a significant adjustment for some old members but probably in this case for the better.