DigitalOcean Partners With GitHub and Others to Present the GitHub Student Developer Pack

DigitalOcean Offers Students $100 to Host Their Projects

NEW YORK--()--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.”

About DigitalOcean

DigitalOcean, Inc. (http://www.digitalocean.com / @digitalocean) offers simple SSD based cloud hosting. Headquartered in New York City, DigitalOcean has spun up more than 2 million cloud servers since its inception.

Users can create a cloud server in 55 seconds, and pricing plans start at only $5 per month for 512MB of RAM, 20GB SSD, 1 CPU, and 1TB Transfer. Featuring a 99.99 percent Uptime SLA, DigitalOcean has servers located in New York, San Francisco, Amsterdam, Singapore and London. The interface has a simple, intuitive control panel, which power users can replicate on a larger scale with the company’s straightforward API. DigitalOcean uses KVM virtualization and additionally hosts a library of helpful walkthroughs and tutorials that cover server configuration and optimization.

About GitHub

GitHub is the best place to build software together. Over 7 million people use GitHub to share code and build amazing things with friends, co-workers, classmates, and complete strangers. With the collaborative features of GitHub.com, our desktop and mobile apps, and GitHub Enterprise, it has never been easier for individuals and teams to write better code, faster. GitHub has grown into the largest code host in the world.

Contacts

Method Communications
Joshua Heath, 801-461-9794
joshua@methodcommunications.com
Tyler Hoffman, 415-548-6608
tyler@methodcommunications.com

Release Summary

DigitalOcean will be participating in the GitHub Student Developer Pack, birthed from the popular GitHub student discount program, which launched around two years ago.

Contacts

Method Communications
Joshua Heath, 801-461-9794
joshua@methodcommunications.com
Tyler Hoffman, 415-548-6608
tyler@methodcommunications.com