This guide will get you the very first steps in setting up HipChat and not much more (I want to keep it simple)
What is HipChat
HipChat is a service from Atlassian. Their website is at https://www.hipchat.com/ .
From their own page
HipChat launched in 2010 to give companies and teams a chat service that was built just for them. We wanted to combine the power of group chat and the simplicity of consumer IM services with the administrative controls that companies need.
Open up https://www.hipchat.com/
Click Sign Up For Free
Enter your name, work email, password. You can change your team name, or accept the auto-created one.
Click Sign Up.
Add some people, if you want. To Skip this step click "Skip this step"
The HipChat WebApp opens and a few messages are auto sent to you.
You should get an email from HipChat to confirm you are you. When you get it click Confirm your email address
Testing it out
Type a message and hit Send (or press the return key)
And your message appears.
That's it for this tutorial (wanted to keep it real simple)
 hipchat web page
This post is a part of and epic, the pagerduty and twilio epic.
Epic Goal: Set up a phone number, via twillio, that when called will set off a pagerduty event.