* The #wikimedia-cloud IRC channel is moving from Freenode to Libera.Chat.
* Register an account on Libera.Chat and join us there!
There has been a lot of activity over the last 2-3 days related to
staffing changes on the Freenode IRC network . The Wikimedia IRC
Group Contacts (GCs)  evaluated the situation and decided that
moving the Wikimedia IRC channels from Freenode to the brand new
Libera.Chat IRC network  would be the best course of action .
So, we are moving!
A new #wikimedia-cloud channel has been created on irc.libera.chat for
this Wikimedia sub-community to use. The old channel on Freenode still
exists and will be maintained at least until we can get all the bots
moved, our documentation updated on wikitech, and we see more folks on
the Libera channel than the Freenode one. Messages to our channel in
either IRC network, as well as the Telegram channel , will be seen
on all other channels.
There is a new subpage on meta  for information on how to create a
new account for yourself on Libera.Chat and other related information.
There is also a tracking task  that you can look at to see various
activities that the community hopes to take action on to complete the
One last thing: The #wmhack Freenode channel is bridged to
#wikimedia-hackathon on Libera.Chat. The new channel name will make it
easier for the GCs to help manage spam and other issues that come up
occasionally on IRC. Don't miss the fun of our 2021 virtual hackathon
from Friday, May 21st to Sunday, May 23rd! 
Bryan, on behalf of the WMCS team and the Cloud VPS and Toolforge admins
Bryan Davis Technical Engagement Wikimedia Foundation
Principal Software Engineer Boise, ID USA
[[m:User:BDavis_(WMF)]] irc: bd808