Gitter (https://gitter.im/MSO4SC) is a chat and networking platform that helps to manage, grow and connect communities through messaging, content and discovery. Among its features there are two that are particularly relevant for the project: 1. It integrates with the GitHub repositories, for example being able to reference a pull request or a commit in a conversation, and 2. Its conversation format allows latex to write complex mathematical operations and algorithms in the chat rooms.
We are using Gitter mainly as a day to day technical discussion tool. Therefore we have a private general chat room only for MSO4SC members, and several chat rooms linked with the git repositories for specific technical discussion (these ones can be accessed by non MSO4SC members by invitation).
To participate in these conversations please send a private message or an email to gitter project admins: @emepetres, firstname.lastname@example.org or @prudhomm, email@example.com