When i first joined github i was really curious to figure out how things work from creating my own repository to checking out other people code to learn more on what i needed to solve problem's, Like all beginner developer i always saw the pro badge, on experienced developers
and thought they were the chosen few who had spent gruesome hour's on their IDE's crunching code as if it was some appetizing food. Little did i know this was among the privileges that github gives to all developers.
so in this article we are going to look at:
- What is Github student pack
- What the pack offers for you
- Terms and conditions
- How to apply
The biggest challenge every starting software developer faces is tools and resources to jump-start you into a hands-on environment. Github's mission of creating developers and nourishing them with open source tools led to this partnership where they provide the necessary tools to assist student to learn how to code by actually doing it.
Stripe is a Web and mobile payments platform that allows developers to integrate with their payment API(Application Programming Interface) and allow transactions to happen on their web or mobile applications
This are some of the tools that are included in the pack it has much more to offer if you want to see them you can check on Github Education
And if you are in a company that provides tools and would like them added onto the pack, you can pass a note to github and have it added onto the pack.
To gain access to the github student pack you must be:
- A student undertaking a degree or diploma in an institution
- You must have a verifiable school email that will validate your legitimacy as a student
- Have a Github account
- Be 13 years and older
For you to apply you must have initially passed the requirements stated in the terms and conditions.
- Go to Github Education and, in the top right, click Get benefits.
- If you have not added your school email add it here
"School emails give you a speedy review and access is almost instant"
- If your institution does not offer you with an email you can use your academic documents or Student Id to gain access to the resources via taking a photo of the documents.
- if you can not take an image you can just upload it via.
Applications are usually processed within a few days, but it may take longer during peak times, such as during the start of a new semester. After approval you will receive an email informing you of your successful acceptance.
Once your GitHub Student Developer Pack access expires, you may reapply if you're still eligible, although some of github's partner offers cannot renew. Most of the timed offers from their partners start once you set them up.
For more information, see the GitHub Student Developer Pack page.
To see when your free access to the GitHub Student Developer Pack expires, visit your account's billing settings.
Github has been chattering the path of creation for developers all over the world since their inception and although learning technical concepts theoretically is helpfull, it still does not have the impact of learning by creating.
So with this information i hope you take advantage of this gracious opportunity and Go out and create.