Join IRCNow Staff

If you would like to help improve IRC while learning sysadmin and coding skills, we would love to have you join our team.

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. Take the time to learn OpenBSD.
  4. Learn how to ask smart questions.
  5. Become familiar with our goals for IRC and our commitment to user freedom.
  6. Send us a resume to Please provide your full legal name, address, phone number, work references, and any websites or social media links about you.
  7. Meet up with us for an interview.

If you qualify, we'll invite you to join our team training channel. After training, we will pair you with teammates to work on a server.

Your Duties

  1. You must commit to help our network 5 hours per week
  2. You must be willing to help with customer support, documentation, and other non-coding tasks
  3. IRCNow Roadmap
  4. IRCNow Todo List
  5. IRCNow Helpers
  6. Supported Networks