One giant leap for student-kind

Posted by Franklin Ta on December 11, 2012

Hey Space Racers!

Over the last eight weeks, millions of students from over 6,000 schools (and 100 countries!) strapped on their space boots and hustled in the greatest race for space the world has ever seen (since the actual space race).

We’ve heard of all sorts of exciting cosmonaut campaigns to get more space, like the billboarding efforts of these TU Delft students from a galaxy far, far away (the Netherlands).

And no matter your place on the leaderboard (congrats National University of Singapore!), every Space Racer made off with an astronomical haul of spacey goodness. 

Over the course of two months, we’ve dished out a bajillion gigabytes (or something) of free space. That’s enough for gobs of group projects, presentations, and final essays — hooray!

So venture forth, earthlings! Fire up your spaceship and go do something cosmic — there’s a whole universe of space to explore.

48 Comments to One giant leap for student-kind

Herp
December 11, 2012

Only for 2 years, though.. Bait and switch, much?

Martim Cortez de Lobão
December 11, 2012

Don’t like it, don’t use it.

Tom de Munck
December 11, 2012

Thank you very much, Dropbox!

Hackerstribe.com
December 11, 2012

Wounderful ;)

Rawr
December 11, 2012

Oh, didn’t know it was only for two years. A great gesture, but knowing this really blunts my feelings towards the reward.

Royimous
December 11, 2012

It was clear from the start that it is for 2 years. No bait and switch. It’s free, don’t complain. If you don’t like it, don’t use it.

Brian Davison
December 11, 2012

when is the next dropquest?

Wewrite
December 11, 2012

troll harder

mocafrap
December 11, 2012

…It’s called a free trial period. Anyways its perfect for the students in 3rd and 4th year who actually have more group projects to contend with.

Make that the cat wise
December 11, 2012

Don’t look a given horse in the mouth.

alfonzso
December 11, 2012

Seriously? That comment is uncalled for. Dropbox is very generous for even offering two years free storage. I’m very appreciative for the free 8GB each user at my school was rewarded.

Keith Monaghan
December 11, 2012

Google Drive integrates with all the other services I already use and it’s much cheaper.

iPortable
December 11, 2012

“bajillion gigabytes” xD

Groucho
December 11, 2012

Love it! Using it! Thanks!

Arthur Nogueira Neves
December 11, 2012

i u dont graduate within 2 years u dont deserve it ..

Civ Rinterr
December 11, 2012

Why are you posting then?

Slobodan Milovanović
December 11, 2012

Hater :(

Aina Turull
December 11, 2012

I’ve tried dozens of times and I didn’t recieve the mail confirmation. Is not fair.

mtmjr90
December 11, 2012

As a participant in this race from UC Berkeley, gotta say how proud I am of my alma mater! Also thrilled to see my total free storage hit 43GB ;)

Matteo Gamba
December 11, 2012

where’s MIT? banned?

FInnishUSER
December 11, 2012

It was great racing for space! Dropbox is awesome and this race was a superb idea.

myself
December 11, 2012

cheaper than free? :O

web
December 11, 2012

you get the extra space for 2 years to use now, in that time you can referral people and get the space forever, while already using the extra large dropbox

see?

UtkarshDesai
December 11, 2012

Love it… My free storage reached 35 gigs :)

saz
December 11, 2012

receive 25 gb from the space race. now the total is about 78gb..thank you very much. space race is a great idea even though Malaysia didn’t include in the top 10.. still, love dropbox from Malaysia :)

Dorian Dargan
December 11, 2012

I was wondering the same thing… hmmmm.

Georgi Todorov
December 11, 2012

love dropbox, but i got 25 gigs off the bat with skydrive

József Király
December 11, 2012

Not a hater, I have to agree. Google Drive integrates with EVERYTHING, from my laptop to my phone, and is easier to use, I can shove all my e-mail attachments directly into it, sharing management is easier, not to mention the built-in document editor with extendable interface (meaning, support for ANYTHING).

Hayslam
December 11, 2012

38GB here! Nothing to complain about… But It would be great if Dropbox team change their minds and give us the extra space with no time limited!!

Benjamin Pavel
December 11, 2012

I agree with you on that but i use many clouds for different things.
For example i use Dropbox for auto-upload my photos on my Android, Evernote/Google-Drive for taking notes and school work. =)

Osvaldo Livondeni
December 11, 2012

Why is it already over??? No!!!

Benjamin Pavel
December 11, 2012

Have you ever thought how many Hardrives they have to buy again just for you and other thousand people that just won on this thing.
How many services are there available COMPLETLY Free on the internet and they could be paid but no people understand how important the digital life is today and everyone can’t buy with their credit card so they are kind hearted enough and give students and other people such services FREE OF CHARGE so their creativity and performance can be better and people that succeeded in school in the past brought you these services so a next generation of people can create and invent BETTER things with ease.
Plus you are able to invite as many people as you can + you get 1000 MB of an additional storage instead of only 500 so for once BE GRATEFUL of how many great stuff you have for FREE that helps you get trough a day easier.

Johan Jansen
December 11, 2012

MIT is on #13

Keith Monaghan
December 11, 2012

I pay for an additional 25GB of Google Drive storage and have my entire collection of Documents, Pictures and Misc files stored there. I pay $2.49 per month for the extra 25GB.

I have uploaded my entire music collection to Google Music (free for the first 20,000 songs).

The only files I have that are not stored in the cloud are videos. Otherwise, my personal computing experience is stored in the cloud.

I use Dropbox to store my web development, localhost, files shared between two production computers. Mostly because Dropbox has quicker sync technology than Google. I love Dropbox and I’ve been a user for years. The reason I pay for Google Drive is because it integrates with the Google ecosystem which I was already invested in.

Aaa
December 11, 2012

Goodle Drive doesn’t integrate with Linux

Enrico Pandolfo
December 11, 2012

ahaha it’s funny font u think?? lol

Gabry Carne
December 11, 2012

I Didn’t receive any of the GBs…neither the 3GB for joining…..why???

James Kennedy
December 11, 2012

Do you guys sell any usage, metrics or segmented stats?

Matteo Duranti
December 11, 2012

You should have normalized to the number of people living in the area or living in that nations…

Jamie
December 12, 2012

He meant: “[if you] don’t like it, [then] don’t use it.”

Jason Su
December 12, 2012

National Taiwan University!!

Jim
December 12, 2012

This must be an exciting activity ever .

http://www.thegrizasonline.com

Katie Alllred
December 13, 2012

No! Bring it back!

Space Core
December 13, 2012

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József Király
December 16, 2012

There are at least two native 3rd party solutions, some searching on the web easily reveals this :) Also Google is working on the Linux client (although apparently it’s not a priority right now), so we might get official integration really soon.

prokofjev
December 26, 2012

I registered a week before the end, it said waiting to verify, then the Space race ended and still no response from Dropbox. Disappointing.

Ces
December 27, 2012

Where is my 100 GB for one year?

>>>”Individual Participation Goals. Eligible Participants can also receive additional space individually by earning Participation Points. The twenty Eligible Participants with the most Participation Points at the end of the Sign-Up Period will receive a one (1) year free trial to a Dropbox Pro 100 account (includes 100 GB of storage space).”

ady
February 21, 2013

50 Gb Yeah ;)