Anyone (but particularly folks based in the Americas) want an account on a cooperatively run -compatible chat service? DM me! We're working on getting it setup but need cooperators!

After a brief server outage earlier caused by me being the only admin and using low-budget hardware I decided to see if anyone else had this problem and also try to start a platform co-op providing compatible chat accounts (actual chat server TBD). If you're interested, join us at unnamedchatcoop@mellium.chat?j

Tomorrow (April 20th) at 16:00 UTC I'm giving an Intro to presentation. This will be a technical intro that discusses the protocol and various aspects of using it. I hope to see you there! wiki.xmpp.org/web/XMPP_Office_

Tomorrow (30th March) at 16:00 UTC I will be giving a short intro to and demo of for the office hours, please join us if you'd like to see federated instant messaging in action! socialcoop.meet.coop/sam-pku-d

Would anyone be interested in giving a talk (or demo, or brief intro followed by an AMA, etc.) on the to a group of mostly enthusiasts? It could be mastodon specific or more general, about the technology, about the social aspects, etc. just something to encourage people to check it out.

If you use an compatible instant messaging service and are interested in cooperative development, please join our new chat room, "co-op@mellium.chat": co-op@mellium.chat?join

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