DigitalOcean will be participating in the GitHub Student Developer Pack, birthed from the popular GitHub student discount program, which launched around two years ago.
“It’s a privilege to have the opportunity to be involved with this program. We’re excited to invest in young developers by helping to bring them the best tools around,” said DigitalOcean CEO Ben Uretsky, whose company is one of 14 currently partnering with GitHub for this initiative.
The program offers students free access to the best developer tools. All students who are 13+ and enrolled in a degree- or diploma-granting course of study can sign up. For those already using GitHub with a student account, they’ve automatically been given access to the developer pack.
DigitalOcean will offer each student who signs up $100 in credit, allowing these students to host their projects on the growing startup’s cloud infrastructure platform. Students can also take advantage of DigitalOcean’s community, a free resource that offers tutorials on open-source development and sysadmin topics, as well as a robust Q&A section.
DigitalOcean has made it clear its mission is to simplify web infrastructure, with a laser-focus on developers. When asked specifically about DigitalOcean’s participation in the program, CMO Mitch Wainer said simply, “It's our pleasure to give back to the community and provide student developers support for their education.”