There's no substitute for hands-on experience. But for most students, real world tools can be cost-prohibitive.
That's why GitHub created the GitHub Student Developer Pack: to give students free access to the best developer tools in one place so they can learn by doing.
And starting today, Discord is also partnering with GitHub and releasing an official Hackathon server template along with some nifty educational panels to help students get started on creating their own servers!
To get started and sign up - click this link below!
What does this article cover?
- Live Stream and Panels Details
- Discord Hackathon Server Template Details
- Resources to learn more
Live Stream and Panel Details
If you’re new to running a Discord community, or online events in general, swing by GitHub’s Education Twitch page on June 29, 2021 at 8:30 AM PST where we’ll be joining the GitHub team to discuss how you can get the most out of our server template and the Virtual Event Kit.
We’ll also hold panels on a few basic server management topics: moderation, best practice, bots, and other useful odds and ends.
Note: If you can’t catch the streams live, the VODs will be available at any time from the public repo here.
Discord Hackathon Server Template Details
Anyone looking to host their own virtual hackathon need only access the template and the push of a few buttons to get their new, fully functional server up and running instantly.
How do I access the GitHub Student Developer Pack?
If you haven't applied for the GitHub Student Developer Pack previously, start by heading over to https://education.github.com/ and selecting GitHub Student Developer Pack in the menu!
You can then apply for access to the pack by pressing the Get your pack button!
Note: If you're having issues with verifying or applying for the developer pack, contact the GitHub support team at https://support.github.com/.
Once your account been verified, head over to this link: https://education.github.com/virtual-event-kit?utm_source=GitHub-Kit-Discord to view the Discord benefit and then press the Claim button!
And once you've officially claimed the Discord benefit, you'll then be able to use the server template to easily create your own Discord server for your own community!
Note: Want to learn more about Server Templates? Check out this article here!
How do I enable a Community Server for my template?
To get access to some powerful tools to help your run, moderate, and grow your server, you can convert your server from the template into a Community server!
Get started by clicking on your server name in the upper left corner, and you’ll see a drop down menu appear! Then press Server Settings in the menu!
Once you’re in your Server Settings, scroll down and and then click on Enable Community in the left side bar, and then press the blurple Get Started button to begin setting up your Community Server!
You’ll then go through a series of steps to make sure your community is set up for success in being able to protect and manage your community!
After confirming that you agree and understand that your server must comply with the Community Guidelines and that Discord may check the contents of your server to make sure it’s safe and there's nothing that violates these guidelines, press Finish Setup to start managing your Community Server!
Want to Learn More?
Now that you have access to this template through the GitHub Student Developer Pack, we wanted to share some support articles to help you all further customize your Discord server and make it feel like your own for your own community!
- How do I create and modify a Server Template?
- How do I enable and modify my Server a Community Server?
- How do I create and use an Announcement Channel in my server?
- How do I create and modify a Welcome Screen for my server?