On OS X, we'll be using Colloquy, a popular graphical IRC chat client.
IRC client setup instructions
- Download Colloquy from this link.
- Copy the Colloquy application to your Applications folder.
- 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 OpenHatch channel
During this workshop we'll get practice using IRC and help each other as we contribute to projects in the #openhatch channel on the Freenode network.
Here are the connection details for joining the Freenode network and the OpenHatch IRC channel:
IRC server name: irc.freenode.net channel name: #openhatch
Given that information, and reviewing the Colloquy overview above, use Colloquy to connect to Freenode and join the OpenHatch channel. Pick any nickname you like. :) Once you have joined the channel, say hello!