ZenHub announces free tier for students and open-source community


ZenHub, a Vancouver-based provider of GitHub-embedded project management and collaboration, announced a new tier for students and the open source community using its product.

The announcement of the free tier comes as the company finds more educational institutions seeing value in using GitHub for software development instruction, and as more computer science programs integrate GitHub into courses; GitHub has its own student pack, and offers its Classroom for GitHub program for course assignments. Stanford, Columbia, Harvard, and Brown Universities already use GitHub.

“We believe new developers should have access to the best software regardless of financial resources.”

“As technologists, we believe new developers should have access to the best software regardless of financial resources,” said Matt Butler, ZenHub’s co-­founder. “Many hackers learn to code at universities. But for those who pursue non-­traditional education, the open-source community can be an invaluable resource.”

ZenHub works by turning GitHub into a full-fledged management suite, allowing entire teams to collaborate on GitHub projects and avoid wasted time spent context-switching to different environments. Under the free tier, users will be able to use all ‘paid’ features, including ZenHub’s new Slack integration.

Since the company’s launch in 2014, ZenHub has been adopted by software-­driven teams across diverse industries – from industry giants like Sony and Microsoft, to popular open­ source projects such as Docker.

“By using tools like GitHub and ZenHub, students are mirroring how professional software teams like Sony, NBC News, and Imgur ship great software every day,” said Butler.

Jessica Galang

Jessica Galang

Freelance tech writer. Former BetaKit News Editor.