As part of our project we are using IRC, (Internet Relay Chat). IRC is an instant messaging system that has a Spree channel, where people working on the Spree open source project can go and talk to each other.
To use IRC you can download a desktop application or you can go to Freenode, our username is spree-girls, and some of the simple commands we might use are:
/join spree– to go to the Spree channel
/msg username message– to message a particular user privately
/notice username message– to message a particular user publicly
/help– obviously for help