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Best Gitter channels on: Ruby

Ruby is a general purpose programming language created in the 1990s by Yukihiro “Matz” Matsumoto. It’s also considered one of the best languages to start with when you’re first learning to code. We have lots of channels dedicated to Ruby-related projects on Gitter, both for advanced developers and beginners. Check them out! rails/rails — General chat around Ruby on Rails. http://rubyonrails.org voltrb/volt — Volt is a reactive web framework where your Ruby…

Best Gitter channels on: Hardware, IoT & Robotics

If you’re into some high-tech tinkering, maker culture & creativity — we have something for you on Gitter. Check out those communities dedicated to hardware, Arduino, IoT, or even a software for drawing robots! Johnny-Five — Johnny-Five is an Open Source, Firmata Protocol based, IoT and Robotics programming framework, developed at Bocoup. Johnny-Five programs can be written for Arduino (all models), Electric Imp, Beagle Bone, Intel Galileo & Edison, Linino One, Pinoccio, pcDuino3, Raspberry Pi, Particle/Spark…

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…