There’s no substitute for hands-on experience, but for most students, real world tools can be cost prohibitive. That’s why we created the GitHub Student Developer Pack with some of our partners and friends: to give students free access to the best developer tools in one place so they can learn by doing.
More than 100,000 students have already taken advantage of free access to GitHub, collectively pushing code more than 50,000 times per day. With the GitHub Student Developer Pack, students now have free access to an entire suite of useful developer tools, including:
Atom — atom.io A hackable text editor for the 21st Century Open Source by GitHub, free for everyone
Bitnami — bitnami.com Install cloud applications in a single click Business 3 plan (normally $49/month) for one year
Crowdflower — crowdflower.com Crowdsourcing and data enrichment platform Access to the Crowdflower platform (normally $2,500/month) and $50 in worker credit
DigitalOcean — digitalocean.com Simple cloud hosting, built for developers $100 in platform credit for new users
DNSimple — dnsimple.com Simple DNS management with one-click services and a robust API Bronze hosted DNS plan (normally $3/month) for two years
GitHub — github.com Powerful collaboration, code review, and code management Micro account (normally $7/month) with five private repositories while you’re a student
HackHands — hackhands.com Live programming help available 24/7 $25 in platform credit
Namecheap — namecheap.com Domain name registration and SSL certificates One year free domain name registration on the .me TLD (normally 8.99/year) and one year free SSL certificate (normally $9/year)
Orchestrate — orchestrate.io Database API that includes search, time-series events, geolocation and graph queries Developer account (normally $49/month) while you’re a student
Screenhero — screenhero.com Screen sharing for collaboration in teams Individual account (normally $9.99/month) while you’re a student
SendGrid — sendgrid.com Email infrastructure as a service Student plan (normally $4.95/month) for one year
Stripe — stripe.com Web and mobile payments, built for developers Waived transaction fees on first $1,000 in revenue processed
Travis CI — travis-ci.com Continuous integration platform for open source and private projects Private builds (normally $69/month) while you’re a student
Unreal Engine — unrealengine.com A complete suite of game development tools made by game developers, for game developers Unreal Engine (normally $19/month) while you’re a student
If you’re a student aged 13+ and enrolled in degree or diploma granting course of study, the GitHub Student Developer Pack is for you. All you need is a one of the following:
If you’re already using GitHub with a student account, you’ve automatically been given access to the developer pack. You can access all the offers at https://education.github.com/pack.
If your company produces developer tools and wants to be included in the pack, pass us a note.