Announcing MockingJay


A crazy simple python web server and javascript chat client that enables group chat over the LAN via a browser. Intended for use when security policies or politics or whatever get in the way of using IRC or Hipchat and such. Also intended to only be used on a Local Area Network (LAN) due to the lack of security features.

Basically I want to use Hipchat at work, but due to information security policies we can’t use external services. Sad panda.  So I wrote this.. extremely easy to install, no database required No Redis install (looking at you Hubot).  But with great features for programmers:


  • Syntax highlighted and formatted code
  • Easy sharing of images and files via drag and drop (screen shots, memes, reaction gifs)
  • Coming soon: plugin architecture for even easier extension