Ever heard of this free student developer pack from GitHub? As Filipino student developers we’re not much familiar with tech opportunities and benefits outside our country. College is stressful no matter what you’re studying, yeah, and students in Computing studies are not exempted! But who would’ve thought being a student has more benefits than we know !?
There are these student ambassadors, student and campus experts programs offered by big companies where we can apply to. Then there’s these benefits we can get, like this GitHub Student Developer Pack.
If you want to know more about GitHub, you can read, understanding the difference between git and github and as developer students, why do we need to learn git? (and use github).
So, what’s in this student developer pack? 📦
Learn to ship software like a pro. 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.
There are many tools and resources included in this GitHub pack that will surely help you in your learning journey as a developer. GitHub gives us free access to these various tools used by developers in the industry, cool right?
Why, you may ask, should you get this pack? 🎒
Aside from the reason that you’d get free access to $200k worth of benefits, do I need to list more reasons to get this developer pack now? The possibility of being a GitHub Campus Expert? Just see for yourself.
What are these benefits I’m talking about anyway? 🎁
There are subscriptions(even premium, pro, professional or whatever it’s called plans), discounts, access to learning resources, app licenses, domains, ssl certificates and more. I can’t mention them all.
Just check the GitHub Education website to see all the benefits you can get. Or this GitHub Education Perks document I made for myself where I list all the tools and resources that are really valuable to us students.
You can also check these amazing projects made by other student developers using the resources from this developer pack.
How can you qualify to get these benefits? 📋
- Make sure you have a GitHub user account first. Create an account now if you don’t have one yet
- And of course, you have to be currently enrolled in a degree or diploma granting course of study such as a high school, secondary school, college, university, homeschool, or similar educational institution.
- Have a verifiable school-issued email address, but if you don’t have one(like me) you can upload documents that prove your current student status.
What I did was attached my Certificate of Registration, school ID, and a Certificate of Recognition in a single page file. But
- Be at least 13 years old.
Now that you’re sure you are qualified, here’s how to get the student developer pack: 📎
- Just click the Get your pack button once you’re in the GitHub Education page.
- Fill up the form and continue
2a. If you’re like me who doesn’t have a university email address, just upload your documents that will prove you’re currently a student. Either your:
- Student ID, or
- Another form of proof
- Maybe both
2b. Just answer this another set of questions:
- What is your school’s website?
- How would you describe your school?
- How many students are enrolled at your school?
- Where is your school located?
- Submit your application
In my case, it took 2 months to get the email that says my application is approved and I could get the developer pack. But it might not take that long now because when I attended the GitHub Campus Expert Live AMA with Juan Pablo Flores, the Program Manager of GitHub Education,, they’re encouraging everyone to get the developer pack for the application of the campus expert that will end on August 29.
After getting your GitHub Student Developer Pack, you can apply to become a GitHub Campus Expert! Goodluck!
Which of the tools that you think will be useful for the project/s you’re working on now? We would love to hear about it!
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