Genie: Intro to Genie: IRC Connect
completed by: Krishna
mentors: Amaury Medeiros, Arc Riley, David Czech, Jon Neal, AJ Williams
Genie is a relatively new language similar to Python but compiles to C. We use it because its easy to learn, works well with many of our libraries, and is not itself a runtime dependency. This beginner task is to build a basic familiarity with the language.
Using the documentation, our codebase as working examples, and other students for help - build a small Genie-based application which opens a TCP connection to irc.freenode.net port 6667 and sends the initial IRC commands (USER, NICK, JOIN) in order to join #CopyleftGames, then "PRIVMSG #CopyleftGames :Hello" and "QUIT" before closing.
When you've done, upload your work to the task.