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Great Opportunities from GitHub coming out of #HASTAC16 Conference!

At the HASTAC 2016 Conference, GitHub provided enough scholarships for 25% of participants to attend. They also offer wonderful academic discounts for students, professors, student organizations, researchers, administrators, and more.

For those of you who aren't familiar with it, GitHub is a powerful collaboration, code review, and code management platform for open source and private projects. Over 35 million projects are currently hosted on 

The Student Developer Pack includes unlimited free private repositories while you're in school, plus valuable offers from GitHub partners:

  • AWS
  • Bitnami
  • CrowdFlower
  • DigitalOcean
  • DNSimple
  • HackHands
  • Microsoft Dreamspark
  • Namecheap
  • Orchestrate
  • SendGrid
  • TravisCI
  • Udacity
  • UnrealEngine

If you're an instructor using GitHub in class, be sure to check out GitHub Classroom,, the new tool for managing your course on GitHub, and apply for unlimited free private repositories for classroom use.

They also offer free GitHub organizations with unlimited repositories for researchers and to student organizations.

For all other academic uses, there is a general 25% discount for academics, including administration, departmental use, and pretty much anything else.

To learn more or to apply, please visit


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