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I think we can have a slack org setup for civicrm. This will not allow only developers to communicate better bet also help in communications for GSOC students. I understand while the same can be done via IRC too, but slack provide much better tracking bots, etc. Its free (for last 10000 messages).

PS: Not sure whether this is the right place to post.

  • Isn't there already a chatroom for CivicCRM on Stack Exchange chat? – Ana Aug 1 '16 at 20:34
  • We use mattermost now, the same is hosted at chat.civicrm.org – Siddharth Gupta Aug 2 '16 at 6:23
  • Right. I'm wondering why y'all opted to use something besides the chat that's already connected to the Q&A software though. – Ana Aug 2 '16 at 14:37
  • MatterMost offers a lot more integration for software builders, and is a tool we can "own". Stack Exchange is a good tool for community Q&A, but not the tool we chose as a platform for chat. – Chris Burgess Aug 15 '16 at 10:12
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We're using an opensource product similar to Slack called MatterMost. Please signup at https://chat.civicrm.org.

  • This should be the accepted answer (for now). MatterMost at chat.civicrm.org seems to have taken off just fine :) – Chris Burgess Aug 15 '16 at 10:13
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What would be the benefit over IRC?

  • The idea is to have different channels. For example a lot of discussion on GSoC can happen on an email, but a private/public channel works great for too for general/mentor discussions. – Siddharth Gupta May 6 '16 at 19:38

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