Become a Minute-min!

Minute-min are chatter sysadmins who train themselves to defend their network. They got the name for being ready at a minute's notice to respond immediately to network threats.

Your Reward

  1. Become an IRC oper and staff on IRCNow
  2. Free OpenBSD VPS
  3. Learn UNIX sysadmin with real servers
  4. Learn to write code for real users
  5. Hang out with friends while improving IRC
  6. Add a new work experience for your CV/resume
  7. Help improve freedom on the internet

We would like to someday pay salaries to our staff, but we cannot afford to do so at this time.

How to Apply

  1. Request a shell account
  2. Learn the system by following our UNIX tutorials. We require all recruits finish training tutorials before applying.
  3. Learn how to ask smart questions.
  4. Take the time to learn OpenBSD.
  5. Become familiar with our goals for IRC and our commitment to user freedom.
  6. Email your resume to Please include your full legal name, phone number, work references, or websites of projects you have worked on. We'll interview you, and if all seems good, we'll invite you to train with us.
  7. After you finish training, you'll be promote to staff!

Your Duties

  1. Commit to help your team for a minimum of 5 hours per week
  2. Finish Sysadmin Training in 6 weeks.
  3. Work on the IRCNow Roadmap
  4. You can optionally work on third party software
  5. You must be willing to help with customer support, documentation, and basic coding


  1. Track our progress on the roadmap
  2. See the report on IRCNow Finances