UPDATED on January 8th 2016
#CodeWalrus IRC channel is available on the EFnet IRC network. EFnet is where most TI-related IRC channels (most notably, #Cemetech, #Omnimaga and Ticalc.org's channel #TI) are located, and a list of available servers is available at http://www.efnet.org/?module=servers . The IRC channel is +s (secret) right now, so it won't show up when regular IRC users type /list in their client, but you should be able to join with no problem using your favorite IRC client, IRCCloud or Mibbit. If a server doesn't work for you, try another from the list.
You can also chat from WalrusIRC directly above the forums if you have 5 posts and higher, or from Telegram Messenger. Regardless of where you chat from, your messages will be automatically relayed between the IRC channel and the site shoutbox.
#CodeWalrus shall be a place to hang out for CodeWalrus forum members. We recommend that people who need calculator, programming or other kind of technical help use the forum, though, in case their query gets missed. More people will benefit that way, since it won't get lost in the logs.
In addition to #CodeWalrus, there are other CW IRC channels, also on EFnet:
#cw-anime: While our main channel allows anime discussion, it's recommended to use this smaller channel instead when #CodeWalrus is busy with programming discussion.
#cw-craft: CW Minecraft server IRC channel. You can chat with people in-game there or vice-versa.
#cw-spam: Bot-testing channel. This is *not* a flooding channel.
#CodeWalrus IRC chatroom now available on three networks!
I am pleased to announce that #CodeWalrus IRC channel is now available on three different IRC networks: EFnet, Freenode and now Omninet! All of them are +s (secret) right now, though, so they won't show up when regular IRC users type /list in their client. Only EFnet and Freenode used to be supported, but since Black Sunday is approaching, OmniNet was finally added.
OmniNet is home of #Omnimaga and various sub-channels, which is also reachable via EFnet. EFnet also hosts #Cemetech and Ticalc.org's channel #ti. Freenode, on the other hand, hosts #KnightOS.
You can also use OmnomIRC, available via the link in the box above, but keep in mind it's not properly configured yet and it lags *a lot* (up to 30 seconds to send text and load the page), which is why it is not available yet on every forum page. Regardless of where you chat from, your messages will be automatically relayed to other networks and OmnomIRC!
A post notifier bot is also being setup as I write this, but it will be disabled until January 1st 2015. The Twitter and Facebook pages will go public a bit earlier, though.
#CodeWalrus shall be a place to hang out for CodeWalrus forum members. We recommend that people who need calculator help use the forum, though, in case their query gets missed. More people will benefit that way (at least when this site goes live).