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Are you looking to improve your skills for your first tech job? When it comes to developing tech skills, it can be hard to know where to start—or even what to start learning. When I was first starting my career in tech, I was a media and arts animation major who needed to quickly gain the right skills to enter the job market. Back then I realized the value of student editions and education for early-career professionals. Taking advantage of these tools really helped jump-start my career as a frontend developer.

If you’re looking to add to your skill set (and your resume) with hands-on learning, we now offer the New Relic Student Edition, which will give you free, expanded access to our observability platform, where you can learn and practice valuable, in-demand skills for careers in today’s hottest tech fields, such as DevOps and site reliability engineering.

We’re offering the New Relic Student Edition to students of all levels (high school, college, and bootcamp). The New Relic Student Edition is packed with add-ons to enhance your learning experience and accelerate your professional development. You’ll get:

• 500 GB of data per month

• Three full-stack users to collaborate with your classmates

• Training and certifications you can add to your resume to showcase your expertise

And because we’re committed to working in open source, I’m also excited to announce that we’re offering the New Relic Student Edition via the GitHub Student Developer Pack. If you haven’t signed up yet, you can determine your student eligibility here.

Even if you’re not sure which career path you want to take in tech, learning about observability, DevOps, and site reliability engineering can really make you stand out as a professional candidate. These skills are rarely covered in computer science classes and coding bootcamps. And if you’re coming from an underrepresented group, we need more diversity in DevOps! According to Accelerate State of DevOps 2019, only 14% of practitioners identified themselves as part of an underrepresented group. We hope that by offering students access to our software with the New Relic Student Edition, we can inspire more people to pursue a career in tech.