The Github Student Developer Pack for Beginners and Students

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If you're a student and learning software development, then you got to get the Student Developer Pack provided by GitHub especially for students. shocked If this was your reaction after reading the above line, keep reading further.

What is GitHub Student Developer Pack

Github Education has partnered with a number of companies to provide an amazing set of tools and courses for free ( some of them for a limited time) so that students can use these resources and advance themselves in the programming journey.

So, what does this pack contain?

  • Courses from Educative, Front End Masters and much more
  • Free AWS and Azure Learning resources
  • Domains from Namecheap, get.tech, and name.com. I have used the .tech domain for my blog.
  • CI / CD tools like Travis CI
  • Canva, Iconscout and other design resources
  • Error tracking tools like Sentry
  • Application Hosting tools like Heroku and Digital Ocean
  • And much much more

How do you get this pack??

This pack is only available for students who are currently in their universities or schools and must be at least 13 years old.

  1. If you don't have an account on Github, sign up
  2. After signing up, head over to Github Education and click on Student Developer Pack, or you can click hereright away. You must have reached somewhere like this. github edu.PNG
  3. Click on the blue Get your Pack button and sign in with your GitHub account.

  4. Now, you will be asked to fill a form with your academic status, email ID,(if it's a school/university ID, it gets approved quicker). You will also be asked to upload a proof for your academic status, i.e to prove that you're still a student and also the name of your school/university. Your school ID card or your university ID card should do fine for your proof of academic status.

  5. Lastly, you're asked about your plan on using GitHub. Answer it genuinely.

Submit the form and wait for a response from GitHub. They usually take 2 weeks or so to review your application. Mine actually took a month :P.

Happy Coding !!

References : GitHub Docs


Edit: awkward I just found that Bolaji has a much elaborate article on this :P. Check out the post if you want to learn more about what the pack offers in detail.

Comments (2)

Ankit Kumar Sharma's photo

Nice Article Sabarish Rajamohan. This would be pretty informative for students.

Sabarish Rajamohan's photo

Thanks Ankit! Yes, it would be very useful for people starting out and exploring programming!