Our technical student population is quite large, but there are relatively few organised groups in that community. The CS postgrad students are usually those engaged with hackathons and the like, but the group is small and many of their efforts are often limited to the CS student community, excluding the larger engineering and information systems communities at times. Within an hours drive of campus are a large number of meet ups and the like which students often participate in.
For students specially, I’m sure that the GitHub Education Pack is the most popular as it provides tools which students wouldn’t be able to afford (especially so due to the emerging economy exchange rate). For me as an educator, GitHub Classroom is going to revolutionise how I teach classes, and I’m sure the students are going to love the swag (when it - hopefully- arrives).
We are a big University, but in South Africa higher education is struggling under a huge financial burden. Any/all of these resources that you offer students/staff/programmes free of charge really helps us and is much appreciated. It would be great if there was a platform for GitHub sponsorship of local academic conferences (with huge student participation) rather than just seeing GitHub at industry conferences.
@mozzadrella - this training was a fun way of spending an afternoon. I didn’t learn too much new, but I really appreciate the effort and support that GitHub offers the education community. Thank you. I look forward to the registration/process to become a Campus Advisor.
PS: Can we clean up the repos we made on GitHub?