GitHub Campus Expert: Lead your Campus Community

By Haitomns G

What is GitHub Campus Expert?

GitHub Campus Expert is a program that helps the student to build a community with training, mentorship, and support from GitHub. Basically, GitHub will help you build your technological community, help you conduct programs to teach your community new emerging technology, and GitHub will help you with sponsorship, swags, speakers, and many more.

GitHub Campus Experts is the Student leaders who lead the technical community of their campus helping their community, sharing experience, building projects together, learning, and teaching new technologies.

Who Can Apply to become a GitHub Campus Expert?

Any student with the GitHub Student Developer Pack can apply to the program. We welcome students from all backgrounds (designers, journalists, mathematicians, etc.) to apply.

When to Applications open for GitHub Campus Expert?

Applications to the program open twice a year, in February and August. The application remains open for a month and you can apply once every application cycle.

What are the Eligibility Criteria for GitHub Campus Expert?

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Validate your student status through the GitHub Student Developer Pack.
  • Be enrolled in a post-secondary formal education institution.
  • Have more than one year left as a student before graduating.
  • Be a GitHub user for at least six months.
  • Not be enrolled in the GitHub Campus Advisors Program.

How many Campus Experts can there be per school?

The program will generally only accept one GitHub Campus Expert per campus. Depending on the size of the campus student population, we may open additional spots.

How to become a GitHub Campus Expert?

To be a GitHub Campus Expert follow the following steps if you are eligible for the program:

Step 1: Get the GitHub Student Developer Pack

The GitHub Student Developer Pack gives you free access to over 100 premium developer tools. It is essential for you to have the Pack to apply to the program. We also have an article about How to Get GitHub Developer Pack for FREE which gives you access a lot of cool things for free.

Step 2: Complete the application form

Complete the application to help us learn about you and your interest in the program. Applications are open for a month in February and in August. Two weeks after applications close, you’ll be notified of your application status.

Step 3: Submit a video resume

If your application is successful, you’d be invited to submit a 5-minute video introducing yourself and your community. Let us know your motivations, community vision, and goals.
The video needs to be submitted within two weeks of receiving the invitation. We’ll take a week to review your submission and notify you of your application status.
Note: We have other accessible options available to submit your resume if necessary.

Step 4: Welcome to the program!

If your submission was approved, Congratulations! You’ve been accepted to the program. You’ll go through the GitHub Campus Experts Training. The training has six modules and takes 12 hours to complete in a span of 6 weeks.

Complete the training

At the end of your training, you’ll submit a community proposal that will serve as a guideline for your community and you’ll become a GitHub Campus Expert.

What happens when I graduate?

Once you graduate you’ll become a program alum. Alumni are Campus Experts who have made valuable contributions in the past and may no longer be able to commit to the same level of participation or have graduated. To honor their contributions, we add them to the Campus Experts Alumni site for the program so they can remain connected to the community.

Haitomns G. is a desktop, android, and web developer based in Nepal. He has worked on building several websites, apps, and softwares for clients and independent projects. He is experienced in C, C++, C#, Java, Python, SQL, HTML, CSS, PHP, and JavaScript.

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