Want to join HackSoc? A good place to start is joining the chat!
We have an IRC channel, connected to Slack. You can join the chat using freenode web chat (#hacksoc on irc.freenode.net)
There is also the #cs-york channel, also on freenode. This is not hacksoc's channel, but it is a great place to chat about CS stuff. Many hacksoc members also hang around there. (#cs-york on irc.freenode.net)
Our chat system of choice is Slack. It's easy to use, fully-featured and modern. But we have kept the option of using IRC by connecting our Slack channel to our freenode channel.
IRC, or Internet Relay Chat, is a protocol with a long and glorious history stretching back into the mists of time. It's a pretty simple system for online chatrooms, and you don't even need a special program to connect to it, although they do exist.
- You don't need a special program: see the web chat
- You don't talk to individuals on a contact list, you join channels: a group of people talking about the same topic.
- When you start up a client you'll have to connect to a server and channel. We use #hacksoc on irc.freenode.net
- You can change your name with
/nick new_name, and join a new channel with
- No discriminatory language (eg. racism, sexism).
- Refrain from language intended to offend others.
- Bots are welcome. As long as they don’t produce spam.
- You may be asked to stop a conversation/remove a bot that violates these guidelines by moderators.
- HackSoc moderators reserves the right to remove messages if they are in violation of these guidelines and you have been asked to stop by a moderator.
- HackSoc moderators reserves the right to kick humans or bots at any time.