A chat room for this course can be accessed via Gitter (a chat platform built around Github repositories).

To participate in this chat, you'll be prompted to log in with your Github account.

It is not required that you use the course chat; it is only provided for those students who wish to interact in real-time with classmates and the instructor.

The same policies about what you can/can not post about in the Issues forum also apply to the public room of the course chat.