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== Goal #1: install an IRC client ==
* [[/OSX IRC|OS X]]
* [[/Linux IRC|Linux]]
 
If you are having trouble and want to access IRC to help troubleshoot, you can use [http://webchat.freenode.net/?nick=&channels=openhatch webchat].
 
== Goal #2: practice navigating from the command line ==
* [[/OSX command line|OS X]]
* [[/Linux command line|Linux]]
 
(Note: If you want to use git on Windows, you'll need to use Git Bash, which operates with Linux commands. So you may want to familiarize yourself with them.)
 
== Goal #3: install git ==
* [[/Linux git|Linux]]
 
== Goal #4: practiceSign usingup afor plainGitHub text editor==
 
To do this, visit [https://github.com/ GitHub] and make an account. They will send you a confirmation email which you will have to click on.
Make sure you know how to use a plain text editor. If you don't have experience using one of those, ask an instructor for help installing one.
 
== Goal #5: practice using a plain text editor==
Our suggestions:
 
Make sure you know how to use a plain text editor. If you don't have experience using one of those, ask an instructor for help installing one.
 
Our suggestion is [https://code.visualstudio.com/ Visual Studio Code] for Linux, Windows, and OS X.
* gedit on Linux
* Notepad++ on Windows
* Smultron on OS X ([http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/smultron/smultron/3.6b1/Smultron-3.6b1.zip?r=http%3A%2F%2Fsourceforge.net%2Fprojects%2Fsmultron%2F&ts=1379773289&use_mirror=hivelocity download])
 
== Success! ==
Here are some things you can do once laptop setup is over:
 
* Take a look at some [[Books on Open Source | books]] on open source software.
* Find and join an IRC channel for something you are interested in.
** on Freenode, try #ubuntu (the Linux distribution), #web (web development), #gsoc (Google Summer of Code)
** You can get a full list of Freenode's channels [http://irc.netsplit.de/channels/?net=freenode here]
* [httphttps://codedevelopers.google.com/open-source/soc/ Learn about Google Summer of Code] and [http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/projects/list/google/gsoc2012gsoc2013 look at last year's accepted mentor projects].
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