You can now join the ShiftSpace IRC channel at IRC.freenode.net – the channel is #shiftspace. You can download an IRC from the following free sources:
http://www.mirc.com/ for Windows
http://www.xchat.org/for Linux or Windows
http://colloquy.info/ for MAC
Someone will be available throughout the week but the whole ShiftSpace team will be on the IRC during our regular meetings every week on Wednesday from 1-7 and Saturday from 1-7. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you there!