On Windows, we'll be using HexChat, a popular graphical IRC chat client.
IRC client setup instructionsEdit
IRC client practice: joining the MediaWiki channelEdit
During this workshop we'll get practice using IRC and help each other as we contribute to projects in the #mediawiki channel on the Freenode network.
To join it, scroll down in the Network list and find the Freenode network. Select it by clicking, then click Connect.
Once you connect, you'll need to join the #mediawiki channel.
Given that information, use HexChat to connect to Freenode and join the MediaWiki channel. Pick any nickname you like. :) Once you have joined the channel, say hello!