If you already have the CodeStream extension installed in your IDE, you can start the signup process from the CodeStream pane.
You can sign up by either creating a set of CodeStream credentials (i.e., email address and password), or you can sign up using GitHub, GitLab or Bitbucket (cloud versions only). Signing up via your code host saves you from having to connect later, but if the email address you're using there isn't your work email you should create CodeStream credentials instead.
If you sign up via CodeStream, your next step will be to confirm your email address by entering a code sent to you via email. Note that you can paste the code into any of the boxes rather than typing each number individually.
An “organization” on CodeStream is where you and your teammates will discuss code. Similar to a Slack workspace, all of the developers in your company should be in the same CodeStream organization. This is true even for very large organizations as CodeStream's activity feed keeps things relevant for each member by showing just activity related to the code you have open in your IDE. The discussions about code build up a knowledgebase that is a company-wide resource, so the only reseaon to have mutliple organizations on CodeStream is if you truly need separation. For example, you might have an organization for your day job and another for an open-source project you work on. Or maybe you're a consultant that is a member of different CodeStream organizations for each of your clients.
If you were invited to join an organization on CodeStream, all you need to do is sign up using the same email address the invitation was sent to. You'll automatically be added to that organization.
If you're the first person from your company to sign up for CodeStream you can go ahead and create a new organization. Otherwise, there may be existing CodeStream organizations available for you to join based on your email domain. If you think your company is already on CodeStream, but don't see an organization to join, make sure that you've signed up with your work email address. Click the link to change your email address if necessary.
If you decide to create an organization you'll be asked to give it a name, and if you signed up with your work email address, you'll also be able to indicate that anyone else on that email domain can join the organization.
Collaboration is a team sport so invite your teammates to join you on CodeStream!
CodeStream will offer up some suggestions based on the commit history of the repositories you have open in your IDE.
Now you're ready to start using CodeStream!