OK now that you have Arduino IDE set up, drivers installed if necessary and you've practiced uploading code, you can start installing all the Libraries we'll be using to program it.
There's a lot of libraries!
And install the following libraries:
This will let you light up the status LEDs on the front
If using an older (pre-1.8.10) Arduino IDE, locate and install Adafruit_BusIO (newer versions do this automatically when installing Adafruit_GFX).