XMPP Office Hours

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Weekly "office hours" (short talks, discussions, or demos held virtually) occur every Tuesday.

Want to show the world around your favorite client? Get feedback on a new feature you developed? Encourage other clients to implement your favorite XEP? Or just have a round table discussion about a topic that's close to your heart? This is the place to do it.

Talks and demos can be any length, but we'll strive to keep the whole session to around an hour at maximum (ideally we'll stick to something closer to 30 minutes) including any time for questions (if the speaker wants them).


  • 2021-12-14T17:00Z "Fighting Windows and XMPP - Building a (modern?) Windows XMPP Client" by Fabian Sauter
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All XSF Events are listed in our public XSF Calendar.

Previous Talks

Some (but not all) previous talks can be found on our YouTube channel:


Here are a few examples of great talks we've had recently!

Date Time Topic Presenter Contact address Slides (PDF best) Notes Recording
8/3/2021 16:00 UTC Preview of Communiqué Sam Whited sam@samwhited.com https://git.sr.ht/~samwhited/communique-tui/ Communiqué is a new TUI client similar to McAbber. This talk will show a preview of the UID and we'll discuss the design philosophy, and maybe show some fun features and easter eggs.
7/27/2021 16:00 UTC Building a Chat Bot on Ad Hoc Commands Christopher Vollick 0@psycoti.ca We in the soprani.ca project wanted to use ad-hoc commands to allow users to configure their accounts, but not all clients support them. Implementing a chat bot helped bridge that gap. https://youtu.be/e1-hpsQ9OZE
6/22/2021 16:00 UTC XEP Modernization Roundtable Open discussion XEPs: https://pad.disroot.org/p/XSF_Modernization_Working_Group_Recommendations We'll put together a list of XEPs that can be deprecated, obsoleted, or that need a rewrite. Everyone can bring a list and make suggestions, then we'll go through them and explain each one and try to come to consensus / designate authors if a new XEP is necessary! XEPs: https://pad.disroot.org/p/XSF_Modernization_Working_Group_Recommendations
6/1/2021 16:00 UTC Demo: ad-hoc commands and forms with Mellium Sam Whited We'll demo using ad-hoc commands in Mellium to draw forms. Also we'll discuss some problems with the spec and how they could be resolved. https://youtu.be/C2oyAfJeqno
5/4/2021 17:00 UTC Gajim 1.4 Preview Philipp Hörist Preview of the changes we plan for 1.4. Gajim gets a big GUI overhaul. https://youtu.be/SwZaZY2hYzA
4/27/2021 16:00 UTC Intro to JMAP Daniel Gultsch https://gultsch.de/files/intro.pdf https://youtu.be/VnRvDyyhEyQ
4/20/2021 16:00 UTC Feedback request: Intro to XMPP Sam Whited https://blog.samwhited.com/xmpp-intro-slides.pdf This will be the technical version of the presentation. If you already know it all, please provide feedback and invite any XMPP newbies you want to get involved! https://youtu.be/92egt5-UDwo
4/13/2021 16:00 UTC Round Table: Towards XMPP 2.0 Open discussion Notes: https://wiki.xmpp.org/web/XMPP_Office_Hours/2021-04-13-Notes A round table discussion about features, changes, and fixes in a hypothetical future "XMPP 2.0" Notes: https://wiki.xmpp.org/web/XMPP_Office_Hours/2021-04-13-Notes
4/6/2021 16:00 UTC Cryptographic Identity: Conquering the Fingerprint Chaos Paul Schaub (vanitasvitae) https://cloud.jabberhead.tk/s/YQnPrXZAHnGezt7 An idea on how to tackle the complexity problem of fingerprint verification in end-to-end encrypted multi device messaging https://youtu.be/oc5844dyrsc
3/31/2021 17:00 UTC Soprani.ca: bridging us all together Stephen Paul Weber (singpolyma) https://singpolyma.net/presentations/2021/090/soprani.ca/ An overview of the goals and current state of the Soprani.ca (including Cheogram and JMP.chat) projects https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZtxZXs7Ja8
3/26/2021 17:00 UTC Designing Message Styling Sam Whited https://blog.samwhited.com/designing-message-styling.pdf An overview of the design and implementation of the Message Styling API in Mellium https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zet2r-Tw-k4


If you are hosting the office hours, see the Office Hours Checklist for a list of tasks to perform the day before, the day of, and after the presentation.