Shareable invite link: https://glasgow.social/matrix
An open network for secure, decentralized communication. Put simply, it's a chat room but you can access them from mobile apps, or over the web. It works in a similar way to Discord.
You can connect by creating an account at the above URL, or by installing one of the many mobile clients. Enter your homeserver as
glasgow.social when prompted (if you want to be able to browse the local rooms). See https://opensource.glasgow.social/matrix for more instructions.
If you are on a different server to
glasgow.social (the default is
matrix.org) then you can type
/join #geek:glasgow.social (for example) to directly connect to one of our rooms.
|#reddit:glasgow.social||Organising the Reddit Glasgow meetups and general chat|
|#opensource:glasgow.social||Room for Open Source Glasgow|
|#minecraft:glasgow.social||Room for our Minecraft server|
|#geek:glasgow.social||Room for the Glasgow Geek Social (and general geek chat)|
|#politics:glasgow.social||Keeps the politics chat out of the other rooms!|
|#countdown:glasgow.social||There is a continous game of countdown/boggle running in this room|
|#2600:glasgow.social||Room for Glasgow 2600|
|#science:glasgow.social||General science chat|
|#bookgroup:glasgow.social||The Sci-fi Bookgroup|
|#tenforward:glasgow.social||Star trek chat|
|#computers:glasgow.social||Computer science and links|
|#boardgames:glasgow.social||Board games (regular meetup on Tuesdays in Curlers Rest)|
|#gigs:glasgow.social||Glasgow Gig Goers|
There are lots more, click on the 'Explore rooms' (or # icon) to see the full directory.
Matrix is decentralised and open source. That means you can set up your own server so you have complete control of your identity and data. Even if you have an account on a different server, you can still join our open chat rooms and take part. We also run an IRC server for anyone that prefers that. We're opening to trying out any new ways to communicate, as long as it's open source and prioritises privacy.
You can learn more about the project at https://matrix.org/
This is a great introduction for the geeks https://brendan.abolivier.bzh/enter-the-matrix/