Making an IRC chat was pretty easy, although I had to change my nickname halfway through due to it already being registered. I'm trying to get riot working with freenode but it keeps telling me that I'm not invited to the group.
The email list was really easy to get registered to.
I originally wanted to use jekyll on github pages, using atom for rss feeds but I ran out of time doing work for other classes so I'll use dev.to for now.
I already had a github and bitbucket so that was all fine- the yaml file was really easy to make and took no time at all.