→Hop into the #code4lib IRC channel and listen for a while: Adding page to IRC information
=== Hop into the #code4lib IRC channel and listen for a while ===
The conference back channel on IRC is the most invaluable tool available to help you quickly get the feel for the conference and the people attending. Most technical people have the attention span of a gnat at times, and the channel helps keep a conversation flowing when the presentations get slow. Be warned that the level of discourse on the channel is very similar to how a group of friends would be talking around a table full of drinks. The topics range from
in jokes about bacon and sad facial hair to esoteric explorations of the RDF expression of specific pieces of metadata. The channel is also very useful for seeing where groups are going for lunch or dinner.
=== Listen 90% of the time / Talk 10% of the time ===