Insiders is our way of saying thank you for supporting us.
Get behind-the-scenes access, Dark Mode, exclusive badges, ChatGPT integration, extra mentoring slots, private Discord channel, and more when you donate to Exercism 🎉
Here are some of the ways we say thank you for supporting us.
Keep up to date with what we're planning and building with private Insiders livestreams (rewatchable on demand) and technical deep-dives into Exercism's stack. See below for more!
Our most requested feature is available exclusive for Insiders. Our slick dark theme elevates the Exercism experience and gives your eyes an easier time while coding into the night.
Hang out with our staff and other Insiders in our private Discord channel. Get the inside scoop on what we're working on and bounce ideas in realtime with us.
Our ChatGPT integration will help you get unstuck directly in our online editor. It's often brilliant (especially v4!), sometimes totally wrong, but always fun to experiment with!
Show off your Insiders status with our Insiders logo next to your name around the site, on Discord and our forums. Let everyone know you're supporting us!
Unlock more simultaneous mentoring slots per track without needing to earn reputation, and improve the speed at which you can work through a track with our mentors' support.
Immediately recieve the rare Insiders badge for your profile. Then unlock extra exclusive badges as you use Exercism - only available to Insiders.
Receive exclusive discounts and offers from our partners as part of Exercism Perks. Get cheaper products, services, books and more, all through Insiders.
Last but not least, you help keep Exercism alive! Without your support, we can't pay for our servers or our staff. Thank you for giving back and supporting free education 💙
Join Insiders to get behind-the-scenes content as we grow and evolve Exercism.
The most common way to access insiders is through a regular donation. Regular contributors get Insiders access for free, and it's also possible to get Lifetime Insiders membership for significant donations or contributions. You can check the exact algorithm in our codebase but it's also reproduced here.
To gain lifetime access you need one of the following:
For those without lifetime access, to gain access you need one of the following:
If you think you meet these criteria but don't have access, please open a forum issue and someone will help you out! If you've donated via Paypal or GitHub Sponsors but don't have access, please see the next question.