Let's try to take the community conversations a step higher with real time chat.
So you're coding up a storm and working on the Next Big Thing™ and you get stuck, what do you do? Well lucky for you, you have the GDG Lagos Mailing List and you could just ask there. Right. But it might take a bit of time before anyone responds. Wouldn't it be great if you could hop on to IRC and just ask and have someone respond almost instantly?
You can also contribute back to the community and offer help to other community members by joining the IRC and listening to conversations every now and then.
Oh wait, there's also the idle talk session. You want to engage in some idle talk about Patience Jonathan's "There is God oh" speech and want to engage other devs in the conversation, well instead of starting at 100-mail thread about it, you could hop on IRC and do that.
Basically, #gdglagos is GDG Lagos – realtime. It's not a replacement but an enhancement and to enrich the conversations we are already having on the mailing list. So how do you get involved?
Thanks to Tim Akinbo
for starting this brilliant idea and writing this intro.