Discord is officially 4 years old! We’ve grown considerably since our last birthday and we wouldn’t be here without our amazing community who have supported us every step of the way. Thank you!
Last year, we were blown away by all the amazing stories you shared with us. This year, we wanna hear about your best Discord moment, whether it’s a ridiculous conversation or a touching exchange. Share it on Twitter using the hashtag #DiscordMoments. We’ll give away 50 exclusive Discord Birthday Shirts to Discord Partners who share their best or most unique moment on Discord.
Our story is not really a story since there are so many connections and moments, made daily, on the Adafruit Discord server with over 12,000 humans – we do have a quote from a community member that sums it up nicely.
“It’s a 24/7/365 hackerspace you can bring your granddaughter to.”
Thanks Discord for making a cool place where our community can thrive together.
We are angry, frustrated, and in pain because of the violence and murder of Black people by the police because of racism. We are in the fight AGAINST RACISM. George Floyd was murdered, his life stolen. The Adafruit teams have specific actions we’ve done, are doing, and will do together as a company and culture. We are asking the Adafruit community to get involved and share what you are doing. The Adafruit teams will not settle for a hash tag, a Tweet, or an icon change. We will work on real change, and that requires real action and real work together. That is what we will do each day, each month, each year – we will hold ourselves accountable and publish our collective efforts, partnerships, activism, donations, openly and publicly. Our blog and social media platforms will be utilized in actionable ways. Join us and the anti-racist efforts working to end police brutality, reform the criminal justice system, and dismantle the many other forms of systemic racism at work in this country, read more @ adafruit.com/blacklivesmatter
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.