IRC (Internet Relay Chat) is a simple, broadly used chat protocol. We will use it throughout the quarter to easily share bits of code and ideas. The goal is to be able to quickly communicate with other students in the class whenever you have questions or comments.

Setting Up IRC

The multi-protocol IM client, Pidgin, comes installed by default on Ubuntu. We will use this for IRC communication. It is also available in the Wilkinson Lab and TLab. Here are the steps to set it up: