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On OS X, we'll be using Colloquy, a popular graphical IRC chat client.

IRC client setup instructionsEdit

  1. Download Colloquy from this link.
  2. Read through the material on Getting started with Colloquy. We'll practice using IRC in depth later in the day.

IRC client practice: joining the ChipyShop channelEdit

During this workshop we'll get practice using IRC and help each other as we contribute to project in the #chipyshop channel on the Freenode network.

Here are the connection details for joining the Freenode network and the ChipyShop IRC channel:

IRC server name: irc.freenode.net
channel name: #chipyshop

Given that information, and reviewing the Colloquy overview above, use Colloquy to connect to Freenode and join the ChipyShop channel. Pick any nickname you like. :) Once you have joined the channel, say hello!