Getting the most out of your membership

SafeStack Development Academy brings different elements together to build community and create a comprehensive learning experience. Learn what these are and how to make the best use of them below.

SafeStack Development Academy is all about community. If there's anything we've learned in our own security journeys, it's that no one person has all the answers. Sharing challenges, ideas, and approaches is vital when it comes to building more secure technology, and we hope that SafeStack Development Academy will support you to do that.

To get the most out of your membership, we encourage you to get involved in the elements below as much as you can.


Released quarterly, our self-directed courses cover much more than just development.

See what courses are already available and what's coming soon here


Test your understanding of what you're learning in your courses by following the security journey of a fictional company called Crypt-Oh-No. Each lab has its own story and a specific objective to achieve.

Find out more about labs here.

Digital badges

We've partnered with Credly's Acclaim platform to offer digital badges that recognise the work you've put in and the knowledge and skills you've gained. These are included in all SafeStack Development Academy memberships, so there's no extra cost to you.

You can share these badges on your professional profiles and CV as verified proof of what you've achieved.

Find out more about digital badges here.

Monthly online seminars

Meet others in the community on a monthly basis, or watch previous seminars where the SafeStack team leads discussions on current topics that relate to your work of development, architecture, or testing.

Find out more about seminars here.

Guild subscriptions

If your development team is bigger than 100 people, a Guild subscription is worth considering.

This subscription gives you access to private monthly seminars where you can discuss how topics apply to your organisation or team. It's also a great way to build a security culture across your teams and make sure security is part of everyone's responsibilities and abilities.