John L Clark and I separately needed a place to hang out and discuss Atom. The Atom Wikis talk of "#atom on freenode IRC network", but that channel was empty when John and I separately checked. In the hopes of reviving such a useful forum he and I now stay logged on there. If you're interested in Atom, consider joining us. I'm currently working on several Atom projects, both billable and non-billable, so I expect I'll be knee-deep on the format, and maybe the protocol, for a while.