Monday night: IRC Q&A with all chapters

This Monday, August 24, your Students for Free Culture board will be holding an IRC question & answer session for all chapters.  This was suggested earlier, and we think it’s a great idea, and a good opportunity for everybody to get on the same page before the school year starts.

So, at 6:00 PM Pacific / 9:00 PM Eastern, we will all be meeting in the #freeculture room of freenode.

For those of you who need a refresher on what IRC is and how it works, there’s a quick howto after the jump:

First, you can either use a special IRC program or a web portal.

  • For Windows, mIRC and XChat are popular options.
  • for Mac OS there’s Colloquy
  • for GNU/Linux XChat is nice.
  • If you don’t want to download a program, the server we use, called freenode, has provided a slick web interface.

Next, select a nickname and connect your program at the server, and once you’ve connected, join the room #freeculture .  If you’re using the web portal, you won’t have to do anything to connect to the server, just the room.

If you still have questions, we have a wiki page which talks all about IRC, or feel free to e-mail me at parkerhiggins [at]  Look forward to seeing all you there!