[GSoC] Staying Connected on IRC - Workaround

Jackson Isaac ijackson at macports.org
Sat Jul 13 16:05:07 UTC 2019

Hi All, especially GSoC students and aspiring GSoCers,

TLDR; Stay connected on IRC forever:

As we all know that this is that time of year, when students and
mentors work on GSoC projects, it is very important to have a proper
channel for communication with the community.

This year, we are evaluating different platforms like Zulip, Discord,
Gitter, etc. so that students and mentors are able to see the chat
history (unlike IRC, where only chats while connected are seen),
github sync, and other cool features without premium memberships or
shelling out $$$.

At the same time, we don't want this to create communication gap,
since not everyone are active and are on these new platforms.

As a workaround, to stay connected, you may use IRCCloud, which keeps
you connected for few hours after you disconnect. To stay connected
forever, there is detailed steps at [1].

[1] https://vijaikumar.in/keeping-your-irccloud-client-always-connected-for-free-82db71b3cff3

Jackson Isaac

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