I never really used IRC. I might be a little late to the party, but I figured now is probably a good time to try it out. When I was younger I might have connected to freenode via a web client to ask some programming question, but never really took the time to connect with people there. I like that the technology has been there for decades, and is still somewhat active. I saw that lots of heat is happening over freenode and staffs have created libera chat. I'll be there!