What is IRC?                How do I IRC?             Introduction to IRC       Chris Charles (@ChrisUnfiltered)           ...
What is IRC?                             How do I IRC?What is IRC?     Internet Relay Chat     Originated in Finland in th...
What is IRC?                           How do I IRC?Why should you care?           Chris Charles (@ChrisUnfiltered)   Intro...
What is IRC?                                 How do I IRC?Why should you care?  IRC is . . .                 Chris Charles...
What is IRC?                                 How do I IRC?Why should you care?  IRC is . . .       . . . group-oriented   ...
What is IRC?                                 How do I IRC?Why should you care?  IRC is . . .       . . . group-oriented   ...
What is IRC?                                 How do I IRC?Why should you care?  IRC is . . .       . . . group-oriented   ...
What is IRC?                                 How do I IRC?Why should you care?  IRC is . . .       . . . group-oriented   ...
What is IRC?                                 How do I IRC?Why should you care?  IRC is . . .       . . . group-oriented   ...
What is IRC?                                 How do I IRC?Why should you care?  IRC is . . .       . . . group-oriented   ...
What is IRC?                                 How do I IRC?Why should you care?  IRC is . . .       . . . group-oriented   ...
What is IRC?                                 How do I IRC?Why should you care?  IRC is . . .       . . . group-oriented   ...
What is IRC?                                 How do I IRC?Why should you care?  IRC is . . .       . . . group-oriented   ...
What is IRC?                               How do I IRC?Get a client               Chris Charles (@ChrisUnfiltered)   Intro...
What is IRC?                               How do I IRC?Get a client      mIRC               Chris Charles (@ChrisUnfiltere...
What is IRC?                               How do I IRC?Get a client      mIRC      XChat               Chris Charles (@Ch...
What is IRC?                               How do I IRC?Get a client      mIRC      XChat      Colloquy      ChatZilla    ...
What is IRC?                               How do I IRC?Get a client      mIRC                               ERC      XCha...
What is IRC?                               How do I IRC?Get a client      mIRC                               ERC          ...
What is IRC?                                 How do I IRC?Pidgin         Open source (GPLv2/3)         Cross-platform (Lin...
What is IRC?                             How do I IRC?XChat/XChat-WDK XChat    Open source (GPLv2)    Cross-platform (Linu...
What is IRC?                            How do I IRC?Colloquy     Open source (GPLv2)     OSX only     Free     http://col...
What is IRC?                             How do I IRC?qwebirc     Open source (GPLv2)     Web-based          Server-side: ...
What is IRC?                             How do I IRC?The official Guelph Web Maker Meetup IRC channel  Announcing the officia...
What is IRC?                             How do I IRC?The official Guelph Web Maker Meetup IRC channel  Announcing the officia...
What is IRC?                             How do I IRC?The official Guelph Web Maker Meetup IRC channel  Announcing the officia...
What is IRC?                             How do I IRC?The official Guelph Web Maker Meetup IRC channel  Announcing the officia...
What is IRC?                              How do I IRC?The official Guelph Web Maker Meetup IRC channel  Announcing the offici...
What is IRC?                              How do I IRC?The official Guelph Web Maker Meetup IRC channel  Announcing the offici...
What is IRC?                             How do I IRC?A few tips      Use somebody’s nick to “nudge” them             Chri...
What is IRC?                             How do I IRC?A few tips      Use somebody’s nick to “nudge” them      Take advant...
What is IRC?                              How do I IRC?A few tips      Use somebody’s nick to “nudge” them      Take advan...
What is IRC?                              How do I IRC?A few tips      Use somebody’s nick to “nudge” them      Take advan...
What is IRC?                              How do I IRC?A few tips      Use somebody’s nick to “nudge” them      Take advan...
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Introduction to IRC

  1. 1. What is IRC? How do I IRC? Introduction to IRC Chris Charles (@ChrisUnfiltered) Guelph Web Maker Meetup 1.0 March 16, 2011Chris Charles (@ChrisUnfiltered) Introduction to IRC
  2. 2. What is IRC? How do I IRC?What is IRC? Internet Relay Chat Originated in Finland in the late 1980s Text-based group chat Open platform (RFCs 1459, 2810–2813) Chris Charles (@ChrisUnfiltered) Introduction to IRC
  3. 3. What is IRC? How do I IRC?Why should you care? Chris Charles (@ChrisUnfiltered) Introduction to IRC
  4. 4. What is IRC? How do I IRC?Why should you care? IRC is . . . Chris Charles (@ChrisUnfiltered) Introduction to IRC
  5. 5. What is IRC? How do I IRC?Why should you care? IRC is . . . . . . group-oriented Chris Charles (@ChrisUnfiltered) Introduction to IRC
  6. 6. What is IRC? How do I IRC?Why should you care? IRC is . . . . . . group-oriented . . . low-bandwidth Chris Charles (@ChrisUnfiltered) Introduction to IRC
  7. 7. What is IRC? How do I IRC?Why should you care? IRC is . . . . . . group-oriented . . . low-bandwidth . . . great for community access, e.g. Chris Charles (@ChrisUnfiltered) Introduction to IRC
  8. 8. What is IRC? How do I IRC?Why should you care? IRC is . . . . . . group-oriented . . . low-bandwidth . . . great for community access, e.g. Perl, Python, PHP Chris Charles (@ChrisUnfiltered) Introduction to IRC
  9. 9. What is IRC? How do I IRC?Why should you care? IRC is . . . . . . group-oriented . . . low-bandwidth . . . great for community access, e.g. Perl, Python, PHP MySQL, PostgreSQL Chris Charles (@ChrisUnfiltered) Introduction to IRC
  10. 10. What is IRC? How do I IRC?Why should you care? IRC is . . . . . . group-oriented . . . low-bandwidth . . . great for community access, e.g. Perl, Python, PHP MySQL, PostgreSQL Drupal, Wordpress Chris Charles (@ChrisUnfiltered) Introduction to IRC
  11. 11. What is IRC? How do I IRC?Why should you care? IRC is . . . . . . group-oriented . . . low-bandwidth . . . great for community access, e.g. Perl, Python, PHP MySQL, PostgreSQL Drupal, Wordpress Silverlight Chris Charles (@ChrisUnfiltered) Introduction to IRC
  12. 12. What is IRC? How do I IRC?Why should you care? IRC is . . . . . . group-oriented . . . low-bandwidth . . . great for community access, e.g. Perl, Python, PHP MySQL, PostgreSQL Drupal, Wordpress Silverlight Ubuntu, Red Hat, Microsoft Chris Charles (@ChrisUnfiltered) Introduction to IRC
  13. 13. What is IRC? How do I IRC?Why should you care? IRC is . . . . . . group-oriented . . . low-bandwidth . . . great for community access, e.g. Perl, Python, PHP MySQL, PostgreSQL Drupal, Wordpress Silverlight Ubuntu, Red Hat, Microsoft W3C Chris Charles (@ChrisUnfiltered) Introduction to IRC
  14. 14. What is IRC? How do I IRC?Get a client Chris Charles (@ChrisUnfiltered) Introduction to IRC
  15. 15. What is IRC? How do I IRC?Get a client mIRC Chris Charles (@ChrisUnfiltered) Introduction to IRC
  16. 16. What is IRC? How do I IRC?Get a client mIRC XChat Chris Charles (@ChrisUnfiltered) Introduction to IRC
  17. 17. What is IRC? How do I IRC?Get a client mIRC XChat Colloquy ChatZilla Pidgin Opera BitchX ircII Chris Charles (@ChrisUnfiltered) Introduction to IRC
  18. 18. What is IRC? How do I IRC?Get a client mIRC ERC XChat HydraIRC Colloquy XChat-WDK ChatZilla Konversation Pidgin Circe Opera WeeChat BitchX Mibbit ircII qwebirc Chris Charles (@ChrisUnfiltered) Introduction to IRC
  19. 19. What is IRC? How do I IRC?Get a client mIRC ERC AndChat XChat HydraIRC irssi Colloquy XChat-WDK EPIC ChatZilla Konversation Quassel Pidgin Circe Yaaic Opera WeeChat Rooms BitchX Mibbit leetIRC ircII qwebirc ... Chris Charles (@ChrisUnfiltered) Introduction to IRC
  20. 20. What is IRC? How do I IRC?Pidgin Open source (GPLv2/3) Cross-platform (Linux, Windows, OSX) Free on all platforms Multi-protocol chat client with IRC support http://pidgin.im/ Chris Charles (@ChrisUnfiltered) Introduction to IRC
  21. 21. What is IRC? How do I IRC?XChat/XChat-WDK XChat Open source (GPLv2) Cross-platform (Linux, Windows) Free for Linux http://xchat.org/ XChat-WDK A free binary for Windows built with the Windows Driver Kit http://code.google.com/p/xchat-wdk/ Chris Charles (@ChrisUnfiltered) Introduction to IRC
  22. 22. What is IRC? How do I IRC?Colloquy Open source (GPLv2) OSX only Free http://colloquy.info/ Chris Charles (@ChrisUnfiltered) Introduction to IRC
  23. 23. What is IRC? How do I IRC?qwebirc Open source (GPLv2) Web-based Server-side: Python, Twisted, Java, Mercurial Client-side: A browser that isn’t ancient http://qwebirc.org/ E.g., http://webchat.freenode.net/ Chris Charles (@ChrisUnfiltered) Introduction to IRC
  24. 24. What is IRC? How do I IRC?The official Guelph Web Maker Meetup IRC channel Announcing the official Guelph Web Maker Meetup IRC channel! Network: Freenode Chris Charles (@ChrisUnfiltered) Introduction to IRC
  25. 25. What is IRC? How do I IRC?The official Guelph Web Maker Meetup IRC channel Announcing the official Guelph Web Maker Meetup IRC channel! Network: Freenode Web client: http://webchat.freenode.net/ Chris Charles (@ChrisUnfiltered) Introduction to IRC
  26. 26. What is IRC? How do I IRC?The official Guelph Web Maker Meetup IRC channel Announcing the official Guelph Web Maker Meetup IRC channel! Network: Freenode Web client: http://webchat.freenode.net/ Nickname: Your choice Chris Charles (@ChrisUnfiltered) Introduction to IRC
  27. 27. What is IRC? How do I IRC?The official Guelph Web Maker Meetup IRC channel Announcing the official Guelph Web Maker Meetup IRC channel! Network: Freenode Web client: http://webchat.freenode.net/ Nickname: Your choice Channel: #gwmm Chris Charles (@ChrisUnfiltered) Introduction to IRC
  28. 28. What is IRC? How do I IRC?The official Guelph Web Maker Meetup IRC channel Announcing the official Guelph Web Maker Meetup IRC channel! Network: Freenode Web client: http://webchat.freenode.net/ Nickname: Your choice Channel: #gwmm Server: irc.freenode.net Chris Charles (@ChrisUnfiltered) Introduction to IRC
  29. 29. What is IRC? How do I IRC?The official Guelph Web Maker Meetup IRC channel Announcing the official Guelph Web Maker Meetup IRC channel! Network: Freenode Web client: http://webchat.freenode.net/ Nickname: Your choice Channel: #gwmm Server: irc.freenode.net Port: 7000 (with SSL) or 6667 (unencrypted) Chris Charles (@ChrisUnfiltered) Introduction to IRC
  30. 30. What is IRC? How do I IRC?A few tips Use somebody’s nick to “nudge” them Chris Charles (@ChrisUnfiltered) Introduction to IRC
  31. 31. What is IRC? How do I IRC?A few tips Use somebody’s nick to “nudge” them Take advantage of the tab-completion that your client probably offers Chris Charles (@ChrisUnfiltered) Introduction to IRC
  32. 32. What is IRC? How do I IRC?A few tips Use somebody’s nick to “nudge” them Take advantage of the tab-completion that your client probably offers Consider registering your nick with NickServ Chris Charles (@ChrisUnfiltered) Introduction to IRC
  33. 33. What is IRC? How do I IRC?A few tips Use somebody’s nick to “nudge” them Take advantage of the tab-completion that your client probably offers Consider registering your nick with NickServ Many clients can auto-connect to networks and auto-join channels Chris Charles (@ChrisUnfiltered) Introduction to IRC
  34. 34. What is IRC? How do I IRC?A few tips Use somebody’s nick to “nudge” them Take advantage of the tab-completion that your client probably offers Consider registering your nick with NickServ Many clients can auto-connect to networks and auto-join channels Be welcoming Chris Charles (@ChrisUnfiltered) Introduction to IRC

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