The APL Orchard is a Stack Exchange chat room dedicated to learn and teach APL, and to ask and answer questions about both golfing and general coding in APL. It began on January 24, 2017, and remains the most active APL chat room today.
- Main article: APL Cultivation
From 18 October 2017 until 16 May 2018, Adám Brudzewsky ran a series of 29 weekly 90-minute study sessions, covering most aspects of basic APL programming. Beginning 28 November 2019, he resumed the series with more in-depth lessons every two weeks.
- Main article: APL Seeds
On 10 June 2020, Marshall Lochbaum began running a series on implementing APL. It is scheduled to run every two weeks, on weeks without APL Cultivation chat lessons.
Beginning 9 June 2020, short informal video meetings have begun on weeks without APL Cultivation. The meetings happen at meet.jit.si/APLOrchard and the password is announced in the APL Orchard immediately before the even begins.
While anyone can read the ongoing and past conversations, write access requires a Stack Exchange account and either 20 Stack Exchange reputation points or having been granted explicit write access by a moderator. The procedure for getting explicit write access is as follows:
- Go to the chat room
- Click the giant lower-left avatar
- Click "user profile"
- Copy the URL of the page that opens (e.g. "https://chat.stackexchange.com/users/123456/johndoe")
- Email that URL to email@example.com