November 8th & 9th, 2024
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Community Chat

Please join our community space at in Matrix.

About Matrix

Matrix is a modern chat system that is decentralized similarly to email—your account exists at the service provider of your choice, but you can communicate seamlessly across providers.

Getting started

As with email, the first step in using Matrix is choosing a service provider. Many options are available, but we recommend:

In practice this means:

  1. Open the Element web interface.
  2. Follow the prompts to create an account.
  3. Choose Explore rooms, enter, then choose Join.


Please feel free to reach out to if you have any trouble connecting.

What about IRC?

In the past SeaGL’s community chat was bridged between Matrix and IRC, but maintaining this was technically challenging and it fell into disuse. If you’d like to help restore it, please get in touch! To coordinate without using Matrix, please contact

Video meetings

Some rooms such as Office Hours are set up for optional video meetings. In addition to text chat via Matrix, a shared video call is available via Jitsi Meet. To access it: