Element.io is our choice for team chat. It is open source and secure.
Quick Element.io/Matrix.org vocabulary primer: A Space collects Rooms.
Spaces are a way to group rooms and people together, and come in three main flavours:
Spaces: The next frontier
- Public Spaces: Optimised for communities. Easily shared and discovered using links anywhere you’d like.
- Private Spaces: Optimised for teams. Private and invite only, but easily explored by people you trust to join.
- Personal Spaces: Optimised for you. Organise any of your conversations in any way you’d like.
Stimpunks Space is a private, invite only Space for our community where we bring safety to the serendipity.
Stimpunks Space has over 20 Rooms.
- Caring with Cayden
- Irie Smial Preserve
- Business Papers
- Conference to Restore Humanity
- Business & Philanthropy
The main room, “General”, is for everyone in the Stimpunks Space, no matter what project[s] you’re working on.
Use “General” room to share news about your team. Use this room for mission related chat that you’d like every Stimpunk to see.
Use the “Watercooler” room for random and off topic chat. Share memes and have fun. Watercooler channels are fixtures of distributed work.
The “Design” room is where we collaborate on design across all Stimpunks projects. All are welcome to join and learn.
The “Systems” room is where we talk IT and offer IT support. Got an IT problem? Drop in the Systems room and we’ll help. Want to learn how all of this technology works together? Hang out in the room as we work.
The “Writing” room is for talk about writing in any modality. This is our busiest room. We use it to collaborate on this website.
The “Gardening” room is for gardening and all things plants.
In the “Coping” room, discuss mental health, physical health, coping, continuous fluid adaption, and living life as bodyminds. Everything said here stays here. Use content warnings. Respect triggers.
The “Josephmooon” room hosts the Josephmooon team and all Stimpunks who want to join.
The “Caring With Cayden” room hosts the Caring with Cayden team and all Stimpunks who want to join.
The “Irie Smial Preserve” room hosts the Irie Smial Preserve team.
Every room and chat is end-to-end encrypted.
In choosing end-to-end-encryption, we lose some amenities you’ll be used to on other messaging platforms, like preview of links.
New volunteers are onboarded into the Watercooler room and the team room related to their volunteer work. After a trial period, volunteers have access to all rooms except a few that are limited due legal and ethical reasons.
When you first join a Room, existing messages will be encrypted and not visible to you. New messages will decrypt and display as they come in.
We encourage folks to sign up for a matrix.org account and use it for Stimpunks and other communities. Get an account.
For those wanting a more private account, we provide accounts on our own Matrix servers for minors and their families. Log in to Stimpunks Space at stimpunks.element.io if you have a stimpunks.ems.host username. To sign in to the Element app, you need to specify the Stimpunks Matrix host: stimpunks.ems.host.