Sunsetting of #chef and #chef-hacking IRC channels



Some of you may have noticed that we changed the #chef and #chef-hacking IRC channels to being invite only. The intention behind this action was to fully consolidate the community into one chat tool - Community Slack.

In October 2016 we migrated the Chef community from IRC to Slack (for more details about why we did that, check out this blog post At the time, we planned to eventually phase out both #chef and #chef-hacking in IRC. As of February 27, we completed the phasing out of these channels (and fully committing to Slack) by making the IRC channels read-only. The reason we made them read-only, rather than deleting them, was so that another channel could not be made with the same name.

To quote the great Nathen Harvey, what questions can I answer for you?