is there any way or place that I can test the Zen system, including setting up test user accounts, creating a test event, and running it through the process to see how it would work? I don't want to do these things in our production pages and bother our real User accounts with email alerts.
We absolutely have a place where you can test out Zen without using the production pages. .
The instructions to get setup are located here: https://github.com/coderdojo/cp-local-development
Once completed, you will have a local version of Zen on your machine, including a database for creating users and events.
If you run into any problems while getting setup, we also have a Gitter chat here: https://gitter.im/CoderDojo/community-platform?utm_source=badge&utm_medium=badge&utm_campaign=pr-badge&utm_content=badge
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