[nmglug] online chat systems like IRC and slack

Satsangat Khalsa satsangat at khalsa.com
Fri May 3 06:50:13 PDT 2019

HPC is using Mattermost for instant messaging along with whatever 2-factor
authentication engine your browser has (firefox and chrome both have).  But
I'm a user not involved with server (ping me at work and I can put you in
touch with him).

On Wed, May 1, 2019 at 3:29 PM Mark Galassi <mark at galassi.org> wrote:

> I'd like to set something up for my students who work with me, a bit
> like what people have when they use IRC (which after more than 20 years
> I still don't grok) and slack (which is proprietary).
> The clickbait sites advertise 6 alternatives to slack (or 7 or 5,
> depending on the clickbait flavor -- https://xkcd.com/1283/ ) and I
> wonder if people have experience with any of them.
> The ones people talk about are "let's chat", "mattermost",
> "rocket.chat", "matrix", and I'm sure there are others.
> Has anyone set any of these up?  I'm only interested in evaluations
> where people have set up their own workgroup server.
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