HOW CAN I BECOME A STUDENT ON SDF? Do you have an instructor? Are you K-12 or in college? There are always going to be more students than instructors on SDF and if you are current enrolled you can propose the idea of using SDF to your conventional instructors and see what they think. Some of the benefits of having a classroom on SDF are: 1. Instructor/Students can manage their own accounts. Typically at community colleges, universities and schools there is quite a bit of bureaucracy involved with direct UNIX shell access. SDF provide both instructors and students with the liberty to create and delete their UNIX shell accounts. 2. Less access restrictions. Even if you do get a request through to have accounts created, you are typically limited by tiny quotas, slow machines and access to programs/utilities SDF allows the instructors to determine exactly what they want their students to use. As well, SDF provides access to more esoteric and newer programming utilities. 3. SDF is for a lifetime. After a semester is over, or when you are no longer enrolled, your account is typically removed from a university or K-12 system. SDF allows both instructors and students to become permanent members of the organization.