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DigitalOcean Partners With GitHub And Others To Present The GitHub Student Developer Pack

DigitalOcean Offers Students $100 To Host Their Projects

NEW YORK – October 7, 2014 – 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" says DigitalOcean CEO Ben Uretsky, whose company is one of fourteen 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 that signs up $100 in credit, allowing them to host their projects on the growing startup's cloud infrastructure platform. Students can also take advantage of the 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 their mission is to simplify web infrastructure with a laser-focus on developers. When asked specifically about their 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."

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About DigitalOcean

Founded in 2011, DigitalOcean is a cloud platform focused on simplifying the complexities of infrastructure for software developers. DigitalOcean has become the second largest and fastest growing cloud computing platform in the total number of public facing apps and websites, according to The company has raised $123 million in funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Access Industries, IA Ventures, CrunchFund, and Techstars. The company is headquartered in New York City with data center regions throughout the world. For more information, simply visit or follow @digitalocean.