Fedora Classroom Session: IRC 101

Fedora Classroom: IRC 101

[UPDATE: This classroom session has been postponed. Stay tuned to the Magazine for information about an upcoming make-up date.]

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We’re back with another awesome classroom on IRC 101 led by Pac23.

About the Session: A Beginners Guide to Internet Relay Chat

In short, the IRC 101 session will be a guide for newcomers on how to get started with IRC with the Fedora community and hang out with other contributors in IRC. After finishing the session you will have the knowledge to setup your IRC client and start communicating with other Fedora people.

When and where

The Classroom session will be organized on May 9th, 16:00 UTC. Here’s a link to see what time it is in your timezone. The session will be streamed on Fedora Project’s YouTube channel.

Topics covered in the session

  • Why IRC & How it works?
  • How to install an IRC Client.
  • Registering your nick in IRC
  • Some basic commands, modes & access controls
  • Joining fedora channels
  • Brownie Topic: Fedora bots in IRC.

About the instructor

Pac23’s been around in the Fedora community and contributing to the project for around a year. He’s started with volunteering to package a custom kernel. He’s also a Computer Engineering undergrad at the University of Mumbai. His interests mostly reside in DevOps, IoT & system design. Outside computer science, he loves traveling, airplanes and history. He can be found as pac23 in IRC channels including #fedora-neuro, #fedora-devel, and #fedora-kernel.

If you miss the session, no worries. The recording will also be uploaded in the Fedora Project‘s YouTube channel.

We hope you can attend and enjoy this experience from some of the awesome people that work in Fedora Project. We look forward to seeing you in the Classroom session.

Photograph used in feature image is San Simeon School House by Anita RitenourCC-BY 2.0.

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  1. Blink

    I think you can’t properly use IRC without an IRC bouncer (running on a server or the cloud).

    I’m running a self-installed ZNC bouncer on a VPS server, but was always wondering if there are easier options that can be trusted.

    What are Fedora folks are using? Any recommendation for newbies?

    • I personally treat IRC as ephemeral. I’ll leave my client running overnight, but if I get disconnected oh well. That said, I’ve used ZNC in the past and it worked pretty well. I know several people who pay for an IRCcloud account and find it worthwhile.

    • Rob

      Have you considered using Matrix? I use Riot, and my account stays online as long as i login at least once every 90 days or so. That way I can recieve messages and the like. Though this method doesn’t work with all servers necessarily, but it does work with freenode! Otherwise, setting up a bouncer on a VPS is a pretty great option.

    • Hagbard

      I keep a screen or TMUX session running with irssi on my VPS. Uptime to freenode is in the hundreds of days..

  2. Alessio

    the classroom was canceled due to instructor’s problems.
    Hopefully it will be rescheduled in the near future.
    Sorry for the inconvenience.

    • Bryce Hardy

      Thanks for the update, looking forward to the session.

  3. masch

    Hi! I’m connected to the meet, but there is no one connected. Are you going to submit the class on Youtube?

  4. Bryce Hardy

    Was this cancelled? I’m sitting here over an hour after the start and nothing on youtube.

    • masch

      I’m trying to learn how could can I join on Fedora’s contributions, so I was connected on the meet and I was alone too. Where did you connect?

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