I want to bring together and chat at others in my job as a very specific in-house developer. I am on my own and would benefit from it. So should I simply start a google group? Should I man my own chat server (I can and even have a subdomain name for it).
What I do is everything tech for our schools in-house printing. Printing study guides, test for up to 100,000 students. We do variable data mailings. I want to know what and how others do it to get the best from them and maybe offer something I do well, if at all.