Getting started with Unicorn Train
The manager's guide to setting up a team account.
2. Review your team settings
There are several options that you may want to update depending on how your team would like to use Unicorn Train. The draw interval can be monthly or the draw system can be a traditional leaderboard.
3. Connect your apps
Install the Unicorn Train app in your Slack workspace or in your GitHub team account. This will allow Unicorn Train to seamlessly integrate with your team's conversations and count each 🦄 sent.
4. Adding Unicorn Train to Slack
Select a public channel for Unicorn Train to join and allow access to your Slack workspace. Unicorn Train will then send a welcome message to your team with a brief overview of how it works.
5. Adding Unicorn Train to GitHub
Install Unicorn in your team account to permit access to your team's repositories. Saving the GitHub app configuration settings will redirect you back to Unicorn Train to complete installation.
6. Invite your team
When connecting Unicorn Train to Slack, you will have the option to send invitations to your entire team. Otherwise, you'll need to invite each person to your Unicorn Train team account.
7. Add prizes to the draw
Go to the Draws section to select the next draw date as well as add prizes. You can add multiple prizes for several winners, or choose to not specify any prizes if you'd rather a friendly competition with leaderboard results. The prizes can range from honorable mentions to more significant awards with dollar values. The options are flexible and the prizes can be reoccurring in each draw.
8. Start sending 🦄 to your team
Everything is now set up and ready to go. You can start acknowledging members of your team by sending messages in public channels that Unicorn Train is a member of. There are daily limits on sending, so make them count!
9. Winners are selected on the draw date
The prizes will be distributed to the team and announcements will be sent via email and Slack. The next draw date will be automatically set based on the team's draw interval setting. Recurring prizes will also be added to the next draw. Everyone's 🦄 count will be reset for the new draw period. Previous draw results and stats can be viewed from your Unicorn Train Dashboard.