IRC and Gitter

IRC (or Internet Relay Chat) has been around since the '80s and it's still used all over the world.

First Step: Get an IRC Client or Skip to "Webchat"

Next Steps: Join a Channel

In Firefox (with the built-in IRC client installed), visit webchat.freenode.net/?channels=#zombie-floss

Many open source projects have IRC rooms associated with them. A few are listed below. Check the websites for projects you're interested in to find more! To join one of these, select or enter the freenode server and use the command /join #channel_or_room_name

  • irc.freenode.org/#new2ruby
  • irc.freenode.org/#openhatch, with helpful wiki at https://openhatch.org/wiki/Contact
  • Wikimedia has such a tremendouse presence on IRC that they've an entire wiki devoted to cataloging all of their channels.

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