Participants in the Apple Developer Connection Student Program are creating an independent online community.

Apple's student program offers student developers Mac OS developer-tools, a monthly mailing containing technical and marketing information, and discounts on developer events

The students' site promotes a developer-community atmosphere through forums, tutorials, project-discussion areas and a showcase gallery that focuses on Mac OS X. The site's organizers aim to “break the mould and deliver a media-rich developer site with style – one that uses media such as QuickTime and Flash to explain concepts related to programming”.

Membership of the oficial Apple Developer Connection Student Program costs $99 per year.