Here’s a scenario: you work on a team that uses HipChat for real-time collaboration. Your team is working on a tedious integration of an open source library into one of your company’s products.
All the library developers hang out on IRC—answer questions, offer advice, announce new features. Your team members have never used IRC; in fact, many of them don’t really know how open source works. You want to enlighten them, and you realize that just getting them to read the IRC channel will shed so much light onto this exciting, wonderful world. But… you also know that you’ll never get your teammates to get IRC working.
Sameroom can help.
You can create a bridge (we call them Tubes) between a room in HipChat and a channel on an IRC network. (Note: there are some limitations for both IRC and HipChat.) Once a Tube is created, Sameroom will relay all messages between HipChat and IRC and your entire team will be in the know.
First, create a room in HipChat to be used for the IRC bridge. Then, follow these steps:
- Step 1: Add your HipChat and IRC accounts to Sameroom;
- Step 2: Go to Open-a-Tube page and specify your HipChat room for Side A and IRC channel for Side B.
You can fine-tune how your messages look on either side of the Tube with posting options.