If told you that any K-12 student in the US can get full access to all O'Reilly books and videos via a free Safari subscription, you'd be looking for the catch. There isn't one (except that it's only open to US students - sorry. If anyone has ideas about how we can validate young people in other countries, we can explore adding them. +Andrew Savikas
explains how this came about. Congratulations to the Safari team, especially +Keith Fahlgren
, who took the bit in his teeth and figured out how to make this happen. I particularly like how the Safari team figured out how to make this an internet self-service play rather than something we had to work through bureaucratic channels.
And thanks to the folks at the White House, who used their convening power to get a whole lot of donations to help kickstart better STEM education in America.