Why GitHub educational promo is not for students? Is DigitalOcean a lier?

October 24, 2014 1.6k views

2 days ago, my college IT department told us, there is a package on GitHub for students. We registered to that service, and today I wanted to add my 100$ promo code to my account. But DigitalOcean said "you can not use this promo code, because you are an existing user." I said OK, I'm going to create a new account, and they said "Sorry, you neither use code on a new account". What kind of a joke is that? Is DigitalOcean really that much miserable? Tell me a way to use that promo code, or apply it on my account!

1 Answer

We're excited to be part of the GitHub Student Developers Pack, and have already given out tens of thousands of dollars in credit as part of the program. As stated on the GitHub website, this promo has been limited to new users only. It is intended to give new students tools to learn with and some hands on development experience.

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