Are you a student interested in software development, get in here

May 27, 2020 |  #software-developer #free #GitHub #student  

So you are a student interested in software development, but have you heard of the GitHub Student Developer Pack.

Being a student affords you with a number of opportunities, and I wish I had known some of these opportunities earlier, but today you have the opportunity.

The cool thing is you can use this free tools and create things that will fetch you cash, then upgrade to better plans or tools, so it's your gain.

GitHub Student Developer Pack

GitHub is a well known organization in the software world, it runs a number of services, its versioning control being the most popular.

So what's GitHub Student Developer Pack about?
According to their website:

"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"

Like the above quote this is a partnership between GitHub and other companies.

Once you sign up for the GitHub Student Developer Pack you will have free access to the following below:

Hosting and Domain Name

NameCheap- provides a free domain name (.me) and ssl certificate for one year. One free domain name and free advanced Security for one year.

AWS Educate - Access to the AWS Cloud for free.

Free access to Microsoft Azure cloud services and learning resources.

Free $50 in Digital Ocean for cloud hosting.

One standard .tech domain free for one year and two free email accounts with 100MB free storage.

One free Hobby Dyno for up to 2 years on Heroku.

Free access to MongoDB Atlas credits, plus access to MongoDB compass and MongoDB University including free certification.

Host your assignment and project work with Education Host for one year.

Game Development - Unity is a very popular brand in game making, they make softwares that are used to make games, half of the game's in the world are created by Unity. Github will give you one free Unity Student Plan.

Graphics Design

Canva - Canva is used to design professional flyers, posters and other graphics art. GitHub will provide 12 months free subscription to Canva pro version.

Courses/ Tutorials

Learn HTML, CSS, JavaScript and Python for 30-days.

Free 60+ courses for 6months @educative.

Free 6 months access to all courses and workshops on FrontendMasters.

Learn data science for 3 months free on DataCamp

Free interactive tech courses and cloud computing for 12 months on

Free access to GO RAILS web developer tutorials on (Ruby, JS, Turbolinks, stimulus.js, vue.js and more) for 12 months.

Free one-month membership on FLATIRON SCHOOL. Flatiron School is a web developer bootcamp.

1 month access to a web development course on Thinkful

1 free month of Covalence's Atomic plan for full stack web developers

Web Development

pageclip will serve your static websites and HTML forms while you're a student.

Access to Polypane for one year(Polypane allows designers and developers design better websites in less time)

Free subscription to Bootstrap Studio: Bootstrap studio is used for designing a website frontend using drag and drop.


Free subscription to some of JetBrains softwares like PyCharm, IntelliJ IDEA and more.

Free Arduino Create Maker plan for 6 months and discounts on selected hardware.

Free GitHub pro while you are a student.

ATOM Text editor

Free Xojo Desktop license. Xojo is used to make native apps for the Desktop

Free app license to HazeOver. HazeOver helps you stay focused while studying or when doing your project.

Free Pro subscription for 6 months. is used to build IOS applications by drag and drop.
3 months access to icons, photos, illustrations and music on icons8

Access to SQLGATE subscriptions for 1 year. SQLGATE is a simple powerful IDE for multiple SQL databases.

GitHub desktop app for Git processing.

Free TOWER pro account for 1 year. Tower is a Git client for desktop.

Access to POPSQL premium subscription while you're a student. PopSQL is an SQL editor.

Build powerful web applications in visual studio with C# or VB.NET using Wisej for 1 year.


Get unlimited email addresses and mailboxes for automation till you leave school on

15k free emails/month on Twilio SendGrid while you are a student

100,00 free request to BLOCKCHAIR blockchains API.

Make your website multilingual using WEGLOT free for 1 year.

Automate your software testing using SOFY, free for 6 months.

Automate file conversion using Transloadit Startup plan.

Free web and mobile payments on stripe till you have processed up to $1000.

Free access to DASHLANE for 6 months.  Dshlane is a cloud based password manager.

20,000 free emails and 100 free email validations each month for up to 12 months on mailgun

Access to scrapinghub Scrapy cloud unit forever. scapinghub is used to automate web crawlers.

Freshpaint growth plan while you're a student. Freshpaint is used to integrate your marketing and analytics tool with one click.

DATADOG pro account including 10 servers for 2 years. DataDog is a cloud based infrastructure monitoring tool.

deepsource pro subscription. deepsource is a static code analyzer for Python and Go, it detects bug risks an, anti-patterns and security vulnerabilities.

DailyBot Business plan free for 1 year. DailyBot is used to automate surveys, feedbacks and more.

Free 6-month subscription to EverSQL basic plan. EverSQL is used to optimize SQL queries

Use algolia to search your database, free 100k records and 1 million operations for 1 year.


Get free training from GitHub Campus experts while you're a student.


3 months access to is an online coding IDE, you can code in over 50 languages on it, it's cool.


- Free access to termius premium plan.

- Download 60 premium icons from iconscout per month for 1 year

- Free pro account on GitKraken for 1 year. GitKraken is a legendary cross-platform that integrates with        GitHub.

- PomoDone life account free for 2 years.(PomoDone helps you hack, track and boost your productivity)

- Access to full coding interview prep course on Interview Cake for 3 weeks.

- Free Typeform professional plan for 1 year. Typeform is used to design interactive forms, surveys and         quizzes.

- Free single unit server colocation package for 12 months on netwise

- Free image optimization from IMGBOT while you're a student.

- Free GitKraken Glo  pro account for 1 year.

- Free access to Neve Agency WordPress theme for 1 year.

- Access to AdaFruit IO+ and discounts on selected hardware for 1 year. Adafruit is an open-source educational electronics company.

- Access to Jaamly startup plan fro 6 months. Jaamly helps developers, designers to launch their apps on the App Store10 licenses for your softwares and any number of end users from CRYPTOLENS.

All this for free Like I said you will only get this when you signup with GitHub Education


To be eligible for the GitHub Student Developer Pack, you must:

- 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 or upload documents that prove your current student status

- Have a GitHub user account

- Be at least 13 years old

Applying for a GitHub Student Developer Pack

  1. Go to GitHub Education and, in the top right, click Get benefits.

  2. Under "Which best describes your academic status?", select Student.

Pro tip: If you are looking for a software, but it's paid and you can't afford it at the moment. Just google the software and add for students at the end of the software's name. E.g MATLAB for students...

Check for more details.

Check Applying for a GitHub Student Pack for registration details.

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