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We also offer IRC as a chat service. If that is what you were looking for head over here.

Join the OCF Slack Workspace

  1. Create an OCF account here.

  2. Go to the OCF Slack workspace here and click the "If you have an email address, you can create an account." button.

  3. Enter your OCF username in the box, this should send an email to your Berkeley email. If you don't recieve an email, please contact a staff member for assistance.

  4. Click the link in your Berkeley email and follow the instructions to complete setup. We strongly recommend setting your display name to your OCF username for consistency.

  5. Join some channels!

List of Major OCF Channels

#announcements: Low volume announcements channel

#administrivia: Administrative discussion

#henlo: Social chat for current staff

#ocf: General alumni hangout channel and non-OCF tech discussion

#rebuild: Technical discussion

#rebuild-spam: Information on Github changes/PRs (spammy)

#test: Actual spam

List of Minor OCF channels

#cs162-fa19, cs170-fa19 and others: Per-class discussions

#decal-general: DeCal student chat

#decalcomm: DeCal administrative channel

#stf: OCF internal Student Tech Fund renewal discussion

#xcf: XCF discussion

Optional: Using wee-slack

Note: This section is targeted at IRC users who would like to access Slack using the weechat IRC client.

While our IRC network is bridged with Slack, some users prefer to use weechat to connect directly to Slack. We already have weechat installed on tsunami, so simply follow the instructions provided by the wee-slack team. Just make sure you are in a python virtual environment before running the command:

python pip install websocket-client

We describe setting up a virtual environment here. As a general recommendation, you'll probably want to leave wee-slack running in a detached tmux session.