I am glad to introduce Build and IRC Bot, a Linux Magazine article published in issue #239. IRC is an Internet Chat protocol, no longer as popular as it used to be, but still quite useful. My article serves a tutorial for creating an IRC bot capable or relaying messages from an IRC channel to another.
The example bot is built using Perl. I make use of the BasicBot framework, which is quite handy. If you are new to coding, this article will help you get started with object oriented programming.
You may also get some IRC bots from me at my Gopher Site.