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Hello World! A graduate's guide to coding as a team

Get tips and advice from Atlassian developers on the transition from student to teammate. Perfect for computer science grads wondering what it means to be a great developer and teammate, and seasoned professionals are sure to learn a thing or two as well!

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Share code with your teachers and peers

Whether adding members of your group project or giving teachers access to your code, it's easy to add unlimited academic collaborators to your repositories.

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While sharing is caring, there are times you need to prevent who can see your code. Sign up with your academic email and store all of your code in private repositories - you decide who has access to your work.

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Create unlimited private repositories for all of your classes, assignments, and labs. Your code is available everywhere you go.

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Familiarize yourself with the Git version control system and learn the foundations of good software development practices.

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Free, unlimited private repositories for your whole class to use. Easy to set up and access for review.


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Set up classwork in repositories, review students' code, and provide feedback via inline comments.


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Get your class up to speed with the de facto Git solution for professional teams. Use our guides to teach them the basics or explore advanced concepts like code review.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible for an Academic account?

Academic licenses are free and intended for members (students, professors, and so forth) of colleges and universities for use for their labs, assignments, and projects.

How do I know I have an Academic license?

Simple! Log in, click on your profile and head to Bitbucket Settings -> Plan Details. You can see if you have an Academic license under 'Current Plan'.

What advantages does an Academic license offer over a standard Bitbucket license?

Besides unlimited private repositories that all licenses allow, Academic licenses allow students and teachers to work with an unlimited number of collaborators. In contrast, a standard free Bitbucket subscription limits the number of collaborators to five.

How do I apply for an Academic account?

Sign up with your academic email address and we will automatically give you an academic license as long as your email domain matches our list of accredited academic institutions.

I signed up with my academic email address but didn't get an Academic account?

While our list of accredited academic institutions is large, there are many out there we don't have. In the event you aren't automatically given an Academic license, simply provide details of your academic institution by requesting a Bitbucket academic license and we'll get you up and running.

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