Humans learn by doing … and we learn even faster and better when we can do it together. That’s why study groups, office hours, and plain old “can-anybody-help-me” pleas are such powerful and enduring ways to conquer new concepts.
And with more than 2.5 million people learning to cloud on A Cloud Guru, there’s a whole lot of togetherness power out there waiting to be unleashed!
So today, we’re excited to announce the launch of the official ACG Discord server: a real-time home for you to ask questions, study with friends, win swag, and find support along your cloud journey.
What will you find on the ACG Discord?
- Your favorite ACG and Linux Academy course instructors – @ them with questions, or (soon) attend virtual office hours!
- Study groups and dedicated discussion areas for popular certification courses and technical topics
- Career help and cert prep advice from professionals who’ve been there, passed that
- Heads-up on new ACG courses and free content
- Exciting events and giveaways to be revealed in the upcoming weeks
- A friendly, inclusive, and supportive side-channel for your professional development – we bet we’ll get even more excited about your new cert or your first big job offer than you do! (OK, maybe not quite. But we’ll still make a big deal out of you.)
How do I join the ACG Discord?
Click the invite link, set up a free Discord account, and explore! There’s no purchase necessary; you don’t even need to be an ACG subscriber (though we’ve got special goodies in store for you if you are).
What does this mean for the Linux Academy Slack community?
We’re migrating individual learners from Linux Academy to A Cloud Guru over the next several weeks. (Yes, it’s been a long time coming – we’re excited too!) As part of this migration effort, we want to make sure we preserve (and improve) a real-time chat platform for our combined community.
We’re proud and honored that the Linux Academy Slack community has supported tens of thousands of folks on their tech learning journey over the years. While Slack was a great choice for our community platform when we launched it several years ago, technology evolves and we want to make sure we are giving you the best interactive experience possible. And as we migrate our LA community to ACG, we need a place where our combined community can learn and grow together.
So here’s what’s happening:
- Starting today, the LA Slack workspace will be deprecated. We’ll moderate it to facilitate the transition to Discord through May 1, when the final shutdown happens.
- The LA / ACG course instructors will be hanging out in Discord – that is the new-and-improved place to go for community questions and discussions going forward.
Each of you is a big part of our amazing community, and we can’t wait to welcome you to our new home on Discord. See you there!