No matter what you are studying, this post is for you.
Everyone knows that hands-on experience is very important. But the cost of most tools can be overwhelming. That's why GitHub started this program seven years ago to provide the best professional-grade developer tools and training for students for free.
It offers a lot of tools that are very useful for developers as well as designers, analysts, etc.
But first of all, you need to verify that you are eligible for the offer.
To be eligible for the GitHub Student Developer Pack, you must:
Be currently enrolled in a degree or diploma-granting course of studies such as a high school, secondary school, college, university, homeschool, or similar educational institution.
Have a verifiable school-issued email address or upload documents (school ID, class schedule, transcript, affiliation or enrollment verification letter) that prove your current student status.
Have a GitHub user account. (Obviously!)
Be at least 13 years old.
If you are eligible for the offer you can get the pack. It might take few days to verify your information. Once your information is verified you will get access to tons of good dev tools and courses for free.
So, let's take a brief look at what they offer this year,
A free 3-month individual subscription to learn about data science from the world’s top data scientists.
Domain registration, hosting, and management with 1 year free domain name registration on the .me TLD and SSL certification.
Domain names, web hosting, and websites with 1 year free domain name and Advanced Security (SSL, privacy protection, and more)
Free AWS Educate Starter Account worth $100 with access to the AWS cloud, free training, and collaboration resources.
Free access to 25+ Microsoft Azure cloud services plus $100 in Azure credit and learning resources.
Real-time development platform used to create half of the world’s games with free Unity Student Plan while you are a student.
A free subscription for professional desktop IDEs such as IntelliJ IDEA, PyCharm, and more.
A flexible, easy-to-use platform to deploy, run, and manage your apps with one free Hobby Dyno for up to two years.
1 year free pro tier access to a professional graphics and design platform.
$50 worth of platform credits for cloud hosting on DigitalOcean.
Six free months of 60+ courses covering in-demand topics like Web Development, Python, Java, and Machine Learning on educative.
A free license for Bootstrap Studio which is a powerful desktop app for creating responsive websites using the Bootstrap framework.
Free GitHub Pro while you are a student.
One standard .TECH domain free for 1 year and 2 free email accounts with 100 MB free storage.
MongoDB is a general-purpose, document-based, distributed database. With the GitHub pack, you get $200 in MongoDB Atlas Credits, plus access to MongoDB Compass and MongoDB University including free certification.
Free access to Pro versions of GitKraken Git GUI, GitKraken Boards, and GitKraken Timelines while you're a student.
Free Arduino Create Maker plan for 6 months and discounts on selected hardware.
GitHub Campus Experts are students who build technical communities on campus, with training and support from GitHub. You can apply to become part of the program while you’re a student.
With next.tech you can learn tech skills and build software directly from your browser with real, online computing environments. With the GitHub pack, you get free access to all interactive courses and cloud computing environments for 12 months.
A Web Hosting platform to host assignment & project work. You get the Designer package for free for 1 year & discounted upgrade offers with the GitHub pack.
An SSH client that works on desktop and mobile. Termius securely syncs data across all your devices. You get free access to the Premium plan while you're a student.
Iconscout is a design resources marketplace to get high-quality icons, illustrations, and stock images.
With the GitHub pack, you can download 60 premium icons per month for 1 year.
There over 80+ tools from categories like monitoring tools, analytic tools, IDEs, server management tools, APIs, optimization tools, cloud-services, translation management tools, security tools, and many others which I failed to mention here.
I'll be sure to update the list as much as I can.
Get the GitHub Student Developer Pack. Thank me later 😉