Getting Started on IRC
As you learned earlier IRC is often core to how open projects communicate. 'Working in the Open' means that in addition to IRC being a way to ask for help, it is also a great way to witness a community working together. 'Lurking' in open communities is a great way to evaluate whether or not the community is a match for you!
Steps to get started with IRC
Connect to #openhatch on Freenode (irc.freenode.org) and say 'hello!'
Connect to #introduction on Mozilla (irc.mozilla.org) and say 'hello!'
- What is the difference between a Network and a channel?
- How do you think having a structure of networks and channels makes it easier for open projects to be found, and to communicate?
- How does IRC make projects more accessible ?
Please respond in any format you prefer, provide a link in comments or tweet #sc4gEd :)