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The micro:bit community is spread across the world, building cool things with micro:bits and writing the software that runs on them. Many micro:bit hardware and software resources are openly licensed, and we encourage and support contributions from anyone.

If you’d like to be part of the world-wide micro:bit developer community, here’s how to get started:

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Join us on the microbit-community slack channel!

Slack is a messaging service that allows teams and communities to connect online. It’s a brilliant tool for live collaboration and the place to be for current micro:bit chatter!

Note: For technical support you should use micro:bit help & support, where you can search for answers and raise tickets to ask the team questions. Slack complements, but does not replace, this portal.

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Other channels and communities

In addition to the Foundation’s own channels, there are other communities for support and discussion:

  • MakeCode micro:bit forum Connect with the MakeCode team for more technical details regarding developing micro:bit extensions or working on the MakeCode editor.

  • Mu Gitter Gitter chat is similar to Slack and aimed at developers using Mu

  • /r/microbit A reddit discussion on micro:bit