We also offer IRC as a chat service. If that is what you were looking for, head over to our page on IRC.

Join the OCF Slack Workspace

  1. Create an OCF account if you don't yet have one.

  2. Go to the OCF Slack workspace 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!

Other important info

Everything is public

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!

I can't log in!

When logging in, don't use your email. Instead, use your OCF email address, which is <OCF username> If you're still having trouble, you can always reset your password.

List of Major OCF Channels

#announcements: Low volume announcements channel. Turn on notifications for messages in this channel (instructions for desktop and mobile)!

#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

List of Minor OCF channels

#decal-general: DeCal student chat

#*-comm: Channels for committee discussion

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

#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.