The new initiative is in partnership with a handful of third-parties, and constitutes part of GitHub Education, a dedicated site launched earlier this year to help schools use GitHub in their curriculum. It also offers discounts for students.
Now, with the GitHub Student Developer Pack, students can access its hackable text editor Atom (which is normally free anyway, but hey) cloud-application tool Bitnami, ‘crowdsourcing and data-enrichment’ platform Crowdflower, database API Orchestrate and a host of other tools.
Some of these are completely free for the duration of your studies, while some come in the form of platform credits to get you started. If you’re aged thirteen or over, and enrolled in a course of study that grants them a degree or diploma, then you should be eligible for the new student pack.