Hello! My name is Michael Massimi and I am a Staff Researcher at Slack. My research areas include human-computer interaction, computer-supported collaborative work, computer-mediated communication, and how technology aids in transitions during major life events. I completed a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Toronto, and was a post-doctoral researcher at Microsoft Research Cambridge (UK). Before coming to Slack, I was the sole researcher on Facebook Groups for 2 years, just as it reached 1 billion monthly active users.