Unfortunately, there is no IRC channel feature on the community. You can still interact with other users, adding them as friends and sending private messages.
Thank you for letting me know.
Can't we (the community) just make a channel on freenode and announce it here for people to join? maybe something like #galileo, #intelgalileo or maybe #x86embedded to open up for Edison stuff when that's released?
That's something like what I was going for. I think it would be beneficial to have such a place to chat freely. It would be cool if it was registered/moderated by someone who represents Intel, but either way there's nothing stopping us from creating a channel.