The Student Developer Pack program starts from October 2014, and it aims at giving students free access to the best developer tools in one place so they can learn by doing. Now there are 15 different technology companies in the partnership.
Here is a full list of tools and services in the GitHub Student Developer Pack:
Atom — atom.io
A hackable text editor for the 21st Century
Details: Open Source by GitHub, free for everyone
AWS Education — aws.amazon.com/education/awseducate
Access to the AWS cloud, free training, and collaboration resources
Details: Student Developer Pack members receive $15 in bonus AWS credits for a total of $50-$115
Bitnami — bitnami.com
Install cloud applications in a single click
Details: Business 3 plan (normally $49/month) for one year
Crowdflower — crowdflower.com
Crowdsourcing and data enrichment platform
Details: Access to the Crowdflower platform
DigitalOcean — digitalocean.com
Simple cloud hosting, built for developers
Details: $50 in platform credit for new users
DNSimple — dnsimple.com
Simple DNS management with one-click services and a robust API
Details: Personal hosted DNS plan (normally $5/month) for one year
GitHub — github.com
Powerful collaboration, code review, and code management
Details: Unlimited private repositories (normally $7/month) while you are a student
HackHands — hackhands.com
Live programming help available 24/7
Details: $25 in platform credit
Microsoft Azure — azure.microsoft.com
A suite of Microsoft Azure cloud services and developer tools, including the Visual Studio IDE
Details: Microsoft Azure, Visual Studio Community 2015 and the rest of the Microsoft developer tools while you’re a student
Namecheap — namecheap.com
Affordable registration, hosting, and domain management
Details: One year domain name registration on the .me TLD (normally $18.99/year); One year SSL certificate (normally $9/year)
SendGrid — sendgrid.com
Email infrastructure as a service
Details: Student plan 15K free emails/month (normally limited to 200 free emails/day) while you’re a student
Stripe — stripe.com
Web and mobile payments, built for developers
Details: Waived transaction fees on first $1,000 in revenue processed
Learn Fundamentals of Web Development with a mentor
Details: Two-week course in web development that will get you started coding. Includes two 1-on-1 mentor sessions, unlimited office hours, and membership in the Thinkful community.
Travis CI — travis-ci.com
Continuous integration platform for open source and private projects
Details: Private builds (normally $69/month) while you’re a student
Enroll in a Nanodegree program, and launch your career in Web and Mobile Development, Machine Learning, Data Science, and more.
Details: Student Developer Pack members get one month free access to any Nanodegree program (normally $199)
Unreal Engine — unrealengine.com
A complete suite of game development tools made by game developers, for game developers
Details: Unreal Engine while you’re a student
How to get it?
- Prepare your school-issued email address, and valid student identification card or other official proof of enrollment before you start. Because the pack is available to students aged 13+ and enrolled in a degree or diploma granting course of study.
- Go to Student Developer Pack page, and click “Get your pack”.
- Login to your GitHub account. (Create a new account if you don’t have one)
- Fill out the form and upload your student materials.
- Submit your request and after that you will get the approval email.
Congratulations! It’s time to learn to ship software like a pro.