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events:2020-07-13

Introduction to Matrix: Open Source Instant Messaging

Date Monday 13th July 2020
Time 6:30pm
Location Online: https://meet.jit.si/opensource.glasgow.social
Meetup link https://www.meetup.com/Open-Source-Glasgow/events/271525240/

This is an informal online meetup, I'll be showing some software on my screen and then there'll be time for some questions and answers.

What is Matrix?

Matrix is an open source project that publishes the Matrix open standard for secure, decentralised, real-time communication.

Essentially, it's a decentralised chat room that's based on HTTP and JSON.

Some people see Matrix as a successor to IRC or an open source competitor to Discord, or as an alternative to XMPP. It's all of these things and a lot more!

Join us for a short introduction and demo. We'll cover:

  • What Matrix is and what it can do
  • How to get started chatting and using Matrix
  • How to set up your own server and become part of the network
  • Some basic examples of how to interact with Matrix rooms from the command line and from inside your applications

Further Reading

Getting Started

Attendees

An opportunity to make some new friends with common interests! Follow us on the Fediverse at https://glasgow.social/tags/opensource (create an account on https://glasgow.social or on any Fediverse connected site) so you can keep in touch with everyone you meet tonight. Let me know if you want to share your Fediverse address so I can add the details below.

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