Dear BlackTie fans,
If you're only subscribed to the BlackTie blog RSS feed or monitoring our forum, you're missing out on the most direct way to get involved in our community. If you have some questions about BlackTie that you want to ask us without posting on the forum - such as, how can I contribute ;) - then feel free to follow these instructions:
You can either use the great freenode web interface (http://webchat.freenode.net/) so you don't need to install anything, or, you can choose a client and configure it to connect to irc.freenode.net (check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_IRC_clients for an ample list). If you are using a client, you'll probably want to register your nickname (and a backup nickname, usually your main nickname with a "_" attached to the end). See http://freenode.net/faq.shtml#contents-userregistration for information on how (and why!) to do so.
There are tonnes of JBoss IRC channels on freenode, but the one that the BlackTie team is always on is: #blacktie
Hope to "see" you online soon!
PS Thanks to DML for some of the template content for this post :)