Slack-like chat (also for GSOC)

Ao Liu ao at
Thu May 9 21:48:41 UTC 2019

I strongly recommend Slack. It has been used in many national labs
nowadays. Smartphone apps are also done nicely.

On Thu, May 9, 2019 at 4:43 PM Ruben Di Battista <rubendibattista at>

> I suggest to get a look to They perfectly integrate with IRC,
> but they have bridges for everything. No need to self host (but you can and
> it's federated with the rest of the fédération)
> It's a pretty cool technology IMHO.
> On Thu, 9 May 2019, 23:38 Mojca Miklavec, <mojca at> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I know that our official channels only include mailing lists, IRC and
>> PR/ticket discussion so far, but I'm curious about your stand with
>> respect to setting up a service like Zulip Chat / Rocket Chat / ...
>> for aiding the GSOC communication when higher frequency of potentially
>> simple questions would be needed. I know IRC could fulfill such a
>> task, but it doesn't work too well for me. (I'm offline when at work,
>> cannot really use phone efficiently for communication etc..)
>> Would it be realistic to install such a service on breaburn if needed?
>> (Or is it too complex / too much work?)
>> I strongly suspect that one of those services also integrates pretty
>> well with IRC. I've been using Slack, Zulip, Discord, Gitter at
>> various occasions and I like the way they work.
>> Thank you,
>>     Mojca
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