Members of SD PHP can use our IRC bouncer if you show ability to participate in the conversation with us.

What is an IRC Bouncer?

An IRC bouncer is a type of relay server.  In a nutshell, it allows you to be connected to our chat room 24/7, even if you shut off your computer.

Why Would I Want To Do That?

If you are like me, you hate missing the conversation.  Once you connect to the bouncer, you will get the backlog of conversation, so you can see if you missed anything.

Is It Difficult?

Not at all.  Instead of connecting your IRC client to freenode.net, you connect to our bouncer.  The bouncer connects to freenode.net on your behalf.  So when you disconnect, you only disconnect from the bouncer, while the bouncer stays connected to freenode.net.

How Do I Get Access?

Join us in IRC on freenode.net in room #sdphp.  Participate in the conversation, and ask for access to it.  You can use our bouncer as long as you don’t abuse it, and we enjoy your conversation.