Looked into Hitbox for streaming because they advertise about a 2 second delay compared to Twitch's 18. Unfortunately they don't use IRC, but HTML5 websockets instead. So I either need to design around the longer delay, giving me an easier setup, or research websockets and how to connect and read the chat data from them.
Since I hit that roadblock tonight I decided to draw/write out some ideas to get something in for today's streak submission. These are just general things that I talked about with some of the other team members at work today. I'm glad I at least jotted them down so I don't forget them.