BLUG is not only a Linux User Group, but also a GNU User Group. So we should use and promote Free Software and free contact solution exclusively.
Thus, we use and promote XMPP (aka “Jabber”) for our daily use. You could choose a public XMPP service provider from this list. Our server also provide XMPP service publicly, you could register via your XMPP (Jabber) clients, give the server name blug.moe.
Then you could come to our offline event and find friends who using XMPP as their daily use replacing proprietary instants messaging software.
Server: irc.libera.chat (or: irc.oftc.net) Port: 6697 with SSL enable, or 7000 Channel: #beijinglug Nickname: any as you like
We welcome everyone join in, and if you use a XMPP/Jabber client, you could add friend email@example.com and follow instruction inside, it will sync IRC chat to your XMPP client.
If you use Matrix network, you could join room #beijinglug:libera.chat.
If you just want to chat with us temperately, you could use Web IRC below directly and no login/password required.