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Sorry for the majour bump on this thread, but: GitHub is slow as all hell in accepting students. Maybe it’s because I’m from a Norwegian university, but it’s still really really annoying. I’ve waited for a month to get the pack now, and still no reply, just pending. DigitalOcean should consider getting their own discount program, as GitHub’s seems pretty damn bad.
Oh well, just gonna have to rent a server without it… =/
Hello and good day! I have sent two emails to DigitalOcean about student pricing. Both emails were ignored and with no courtesy of writing me back; not even a response stating that there was no student pricing.
Due to reading some good things about DigitalOcean and data science projects, I was hopeful to use DigitalOcean. Now I am looking at other options like SiteGround. SiteGround offers a student option.
It is very unfortunate that DigitalOcean does not have better customer service. I cannot imagine how many potential customers are being lost due to the lack of response to emails.
If DigitalOcean is truly focused on developers, without a student discount, I think DigitalOcean is missing out on an opportunity to get students using and becoming familiar with their services and later using those services at companies and organizations after they graduate. Also, DigitalOcean should consider partnering with universities to offer their services to computer science, data science, and IT students. Establishing good and early relationships with students can have lasting effects as they enter the workforce and advance through their organizations.
Just my $0.02.