Hi @choldgraf. The widgets team met last week about jupyter-widgets release 8.0 prep. This version will have a number of breaking changes. In preparation for this release and to better support widget creators and users, it would be helpful to have a channel dedicated to jupyter-widgets.
I know we are trying to keep the top-level channel number down. I think this is a good candidate for one so as to garner greater community triaging and technical support. Feel free to ping me, @jasongrout or @SylvainCorlay with any questions or thoughts.