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We also offer IRC as a chat service. If that is what you were looking for, head over to our page on IRC.
Create an OCF account if you don't yet have one.
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.
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.
Join some channels!
When using Slack, please keep in mind that the channels are connected to our IRC server, which is open to the whole world. Anyone could be keeping a log of what is said, so please don't say anything that you wouldn't want to be public!
When logging in, don't use your
@berkeley.edu email. Instead, use your OCF
email address, which is
If you're still having trouble, you can always reset your password.
#rebuild: Technical discussion
#administrivia: Administrative discussion
#henlo: Memes and off-topic social chat with current staff
#ocf: General alumni/staff off-topic hangout channel and non-OCF tech discussion
#rebuild-spam: Information on Github changes/PRs (spammy)
#test: Actual spam
#decal-general: DeCal student chat
#*-comm: Channels for committee discussion
#cs162-fa19, cs170-fa19, and others: Per-class discussions
#xcf: XCF discussion
Note: This section is targeted at IRC users who would like to access Slack
weechat IRC client.
While our IRC network is bridged with Slack, some users prefer to use
to connect directly to Slack. We already have
weechat installed on
so simply follow the instructions provided by the wee-slack team.
Just make sure you are in a python virtual environment before running the
python pip install websocket-client