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Where do developers hang out?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by =MGN=RedEagle, Mar 16, 2016.

  1. =MGN=RedEagle

    =MGN=RedEagle Well-Known Member

    Hi guys,

    I live where there are no people... I hang out with gamers online in a huge group chat on my site but I was wondering if there was a live group chat type thing for developers?

    Anyone know some places where developers hang out on the web live via live chat or voice chat?
  2. alexD

    alexD Well-Known Member

    For chatting there is always irc (see freenode) and the new guy in town: Slack.

    If you like threaded discussions, you can read some essay-level commentary on hacker news (about start-up culture, latest programming languages and shiny frameworks, self management and things like that).
    I use this chrome extension to keep track of the read comments.
    BEWARE of its echo-chamber nature.

    For a more casual discourse I find proggit ok.
    Depending on your niche, you might find other subreddits more interesting.

    Reading github issues and commit comments can also enlighten you once in a while (the way wikipedia and books would).
    On a fun note: Check your privilege when participating in any code-of-conduct, or 4chan-level, "discussions".
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2016
  3. ManagerJosh

    ManagerJosh Well-Known Member

    I might be wrong, but I think @=MGN=RedEagle was wondering where all the XenForo Developers (addon/KMA) hangout online.
  4. Da Bookie Mon

    Da Bookie Mon Well-Known Member

    Number one rule of Fight Club...
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  5. ManagerJosh

    ManagerJosh Well-Known Member

    Apparently you're not a member of fight club.
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  6. Bionic Rooster

    Bionic Rooster Well-Known Member

    I think I saw a few in the mosh pit. :censored:
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  7. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    We could tell you but then we'd have to kill you.
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  8. =MGN=RedEagle

    =MGN=RedEagle Well-Known Member

    Nope just developers in general.
    What channels are good for this?
    I keep hearing about them, time to check them out again :) Thanks!
  9. alexD

    alexD Well-Known Member

    I like to lurk in #corelan but that's more to do with netsec/exploits.
    You can find some recommendations here and here.

    I got invited to a few channels but they weren't much active.
    I recently read an interesting thread about Slack here. Cheers!
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2016
  10. Robust

    Robust Well-Known Member

    I lurk around in a few Slacks for developers. I deal with Laravel a lot so I'm always in their Slack and it's really helpful. XenForo should get a Slack made... for developers.
  11. RichardKYA

    RichardKYA Well-Known Member

    They meet up in the foo bar and listen to The Script
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  12. =MGN=RedEagle

    =MGN=RedEagle Well-Known Member

    Checked out slack, it seems like a closed group service. You can join other people's chats as you want?
  13. TheRevTastic

    TheRevTastic Well-Known Member

    You have to be invited to them I believe. At least that's how I got into a few slack channels.
  14. Robust

    Robust Well-Known Member

    It is, but you can use it as open group, too. Laravel does that for its developers, for example.

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