I just thought this information would be useful when using IRC especially when setting it up for the first.
Clients to connect to a network:
Chatzila (Firefox extension)
Freenode (Used by Fedora, Open Office, X.org, etc)
The Open and Fee Technology Community (Used by Gcc, django, etc)
To Join a Channel: /join #ChannelName
/query Nickname (open a private channel the person)
Today was my first day of OSD600. I am excited about this course because it will provide the opportunity for me to apply the programming skills that I have learned and to develop in other interesting areas such as Java Script within an open source environment.