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Salman Shaikh
Salman Shaikh

Posted on • Originally published at blog.codersalman.live

Why GitHub Profile Should Awesome ?

Hello Devs,
Hope this will be a helpful article for all, to make your GitHub Profile awesome. As we know that, while working in open source the most important thing is the Proof of your contribution is most important for the contributor or developer.

And in the world of Open-Source the GitHub is Leading the Git Project with World Global Ranking of 2nd Position. If You don't know what is git so briefly git is an Version Control system which tracks and maintains the contributions, issues and versions of source codes.

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Why GitHub Profile Should Awesome ?

GitHub is the most commonly used platform among developers so you have a chance to get recognized by them.on the other hand, you will definitely get the recruiters attention as well if you have a Awsome GitHub Profile.

Also, it is much easier to keep your CV up-to-date. If you want to mention personal projects you can just simply link your GitHub account. mostly recruiters are familiar with the platform.

If you are not sure how your GitHub Profile represents your knowledge you can use Proof of work sites to showcase your work from different platforms.( Peerlist.io By Yogini Bende ) They can help you to see clearer how a hiring manager or recruiter would see you.

How to Make An Awesome GitHub Profile ?

So we know that what a normal Github Profile Contains Contribution Graph, Activities with a Customiseable README.md Markdown File, For Creating our Github Profile Awesome will Modify the Markdown File as we want.

What a GitHub Profile Readme Should Contain ?

  • A Header Image
  • Social Handel Or Links
  • Articles Or Posts
  • Testimonials
  • Skills
  • Projects
  • About us
  • Contact Methods
  • Achievements
  • Video Tutorials

    You can do add a lot of things in the markdown which you want, Emojis and Animated GIFs too. so above points are just an example that what exactly you should add in the Readme don't forgot to follow the Markdown Guide.

Here's My Github Profile github.com/codersalman github.com_codersalman (2).png

If you want Inspiration for a Github Profile Please Check out this @eddiejaoude's EddieHub Community Awesome-github-profiles Repository which contains Awesome Profiles [https://eddiehubcommunity.github.io/awesome-github-profiles/profiles

Hers's One More Example of an Awesome Github Profile github.com_eddiejaoude.png

Hope this article is helpful for you ! I tried to cover all thing about an awesome github profile.

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Michael Kohl

As someone who did quite a lot of hiring before: if I go to someone’s GH profile it’s too look at code, not some developer MySpace. By all means, add some personality, but if you push your pinned repos below the fold I probably lose interest.

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Keff

I totally agree, GitHub is not a social network and should not be treated as such. GitHub is for holding your code and contributions. I don't care about what you listen... I don't need to see flashy images, and I really don't need to read your life history here. Just keep it simple and let me check your code...

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Varshith V Hegde

Can you elaborate on it ?? Can you check my github profile for any flaws github.com/Varshithvhegde.

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Michael Kohl • Edited on

I'm just a single person, others may feel differently, so don't over-value my opinion BUT: especially at startups a lot of hiring isn't done by trained HR professionals but by engineers and engineering managers who'd most likely rather be doing something else. So when i go to Github to evaluate a candidate, I want to see code primarily.

I did like:

  • the Playstore link to your apps
  • the portfolio and other similar links in that section
  • the "most used languages" breakdown (I could do without all the logos)

I didn't like:

  • personal info, that's what a CV and cover letter are for
  • badges for achievements I don't really care about
  • what you listen to on Spotify

I could go either way:

  • The blog posts. If I felt like it, I'd look up your blog from a link in your CV/cover letter.

IMO, the README should not be so big that I pushes your pinned repos below the fold of an average laptop.

For comparison (and I'm not saying that this is in any way the best way to do it, I just optimized for people who are like me):

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  • A link to my blog if someone wants to read the posts
  • My code on other platforms like Sourcehot, Gitlab and Tildegit
  • Twitter and Mastodon where I primarily write about code and related topics
  • LinkedIn in case someone wants to connect professionally
  • Most importantly, all 6 of my pinned repos are right there above the fold because I assume if you come to my GH, you want to see the code I write
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Varshith V Hegde

Ok thank you for suggestions. It was a great help 😍. I surely try to optimize as much as possible.

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Michael Kohl

Like I said, just one guy's opinions, you do you. Just keep in mind that there's a platform for everything and often when people look you up on one of them, they have a specific goal in mind and don't necessarily want to wade through a ton of other stuff. But in the end, optimize for what makes you happy.

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Varshith V Hegde

Thank You😍

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Salman Shaikh Author

Your Profile is Awesome πŸ’š

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Salman Shaikh Author

Sure, also you can check you github profile on @eddiejaoude's Eddie Hub Community eddiehub.org/

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Eddie Jaoude

Wow thank you for the shoutout!

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Salman Shaikh Author

Welcome Eddie, glad to be a part of an amazing open source community #eddiehub

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