GitHub Education Benefits
- If you already have a GitHub account, skip to step .
- Go to https://education.github.com. Open the GitHub Student Developer Pack, which has a yellow backpack icon.
- Click on the blue "Get the Pack" button. You'll be taken to a page where you'll need to put in your student email. This is important, as this is how GitHub will verify your are a student so you can start getting benefits.
- Once your student email has been verified (this shouldn't take over an hour), go back to https://education.github.com. Click the same "Get the Pack" icon. You should see that your student status has been verified.
- Click on the GitHub Student Developer Pack link.
- Start browsing for benefits that you wish to activate!
Some of the Benefits
- AWS Educate: get access to $110 in bonus AWS credits! Having experience with Azure is a valuable skill, especially if you'd like to work in computer science or information technology.
- DigitalOcean: if you'd rather not deal with setting up your own LAMP stack, but would like to do development work, get $50 in platform credit.
- name.com: get a domain name and some of their security features, including full-fledged SSL certificates.
- Namecheap: get a domain name on the .me TLD and an SSL certificate for one year.
- Microsoft Azure: the same host for this website, Azure has many cloud services that help you build and deploy applications. You can get $100 in credits by setting up an Azure for Students account.
- Jetbrains: who doesn't like a (couple) of free IDEs?
- Canva: while it's not a development tool strictly speaking, it can help you if you're a student who wants to make flyers, posters, or other graphics. Get a free, 12-month subscription to Canva Pro.
- Bootstrap Studio: a massively useful tool for creating HTML/CSS/JS without necessarily needing to code or waste time coding. Have Bootstrap Studio make the code templates for you, then edit them to your liking.
- Termius: if you SSH into remote machines, Termius can speed up your workflow by saving profiles and login information, and also provides a powerful and fast SFTP client. Get Termius Premium while you're a student.
- .tech domains: get a domain name on the .tech TLD for one year.
- repl.it: get the hacker plan for one year. repl.it is great for running quick programs in the console, or for prototyping.
- Axosoft GitKraken: a self-described "legendary" cross-platform Git client with built-in GitHub integration.
- GitHub: unlimited free public and private repositories, plus Pro benefits.
- Icons8: design software for UI elements, get a 3-month all access subscription.
- Vaadin: an open-source Java framework for building progressive web apps; get a free Pro license.
- Atom: tired of Notepad++? Use Atom, a hackable text editor for the 21st century, and customize it to your liking.
- Working Copy: powerful Git client for iPhone and iPad, get all Pro features for free while you're a student.
- Datadog: remote monitoring and management for servers, primarily targeted for developers and sysadmins; get a Pro account with 10 servers for two years.
Find more of the student benefits here.
Learn how to set up a LAMP stack on Microsoft Azure here.
 REPL stands for read-eval-print loop. repl.it is a provider.