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