You can join our public channel, #thehacktory:matrix.org, from your favorite Matrix client or from the Riot.im client. This is the best way to access our chat.
The Hacktory has an publicly available IRC channel on the freenode network. To join, point your favorite IRC client to the irc.freenode.net server and join channel #hacktory. Use this if you’d like quick access to our chat without creating an account.
Members have access to our Slack. The #public channel is bridged to the Riot and IRC channels above.