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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 Active 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. The Forum Heroes

    The Forum Heroes 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 Active 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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