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A new look for Gitter

We just wanted to let you know about Gitter’s new look that we’re rolling out to all of you over the next few days. The main goals of this change are to improve the display of communities with multiple rooms, facilitate the discovery of new communities, as well as to ensure that search is available at all times. Here’s what we did to improve the app interface usability for you and your community.…

MongoDB point-in-time recoveries (…or how we saved 600 dollars a month and got a better backup solution)

At Gitter we work hard every day to provide the best chat for communities (have you checked Ping Pong Wars, while keeping costs low. So when I found that we were paying $600 every month for a basic backup service for our databases instead of Rubik’s cubes and craft beer, I thought there was room for an easy win. Point-in-time recoveries are state of the art when it comes to backing up your databases. That…

Building online communities: Numenta

We've recently caught up with Matt Taylor from Numenta, a truly special company whose mission is to lead a new era of machine intelligence and build computer systems around the principles of the brain. Matt shared his thoughts and insights on the open source community around their exciting projects. Find out what he says, and check out the Numenta community channel on Gitter. Tell us about a little bit about yourself and the Numenta community. How…

Introducing our new UI

Today we begin previewing a beta of some fairly substantial changes to our user interface. Change is always hard and we don't take it lightly; for the last three months this work has been ongoing in the background, internally we've been using the new UI for a couple of weeks. There are things we like about it, and some things we don't. What's more important than our opinion, is yours and so we are putting it…

Best Gitter channels on: Material Design

Material Design is a design language developed by Google. It consists of specifications for a unified system of visual, motion, and interaction design that adapts across different devices and different screen sizes. Material design is multidimensional in its ability to communicate and react to user’s actions — it has been developed for the purpose of providing a consistent and unified user experience, both functional and aesthetically pleasing. Check out the Material Design -related channels on Gitter…