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How does your GitHub profile README look like? [Week 28/2020 in Review]

natterstefan profile image Stefan Natter ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป Updated on ใƒป6 min read

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Hello ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป.

Welcome to my "Week in Review" series. Each week I'm going to share what I discovered, learned, and tested with you.

Let's jump right into it.


Highlights

One of the biggest news with lots of tweets last week was GitHub's profile README! You can finally add more than just pinned repositories to your GitHub profile! Take the chance and use this valuable free advertising space now.

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I updated my GitHub profile immediately too. Mine is pretty simple, but I have seen so many creative ones. Like the one from Cyris or Jay Rogers. Of course, Jhey had to optimize it by using CSS animation inlined within an SVG ๐Ÿ˜…. You can find many more inspiring ones here. Developers like Anurag created tools like GitHub Readme Stats and others explain how to track and display profile views.

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Chaoo Charles shared another awesome browser extension with me called "GitHub Isometric Contributions" (Open Source). It transforms your GitHub contributions into a fancy chart.

In the last week, I published two new articles on dev.to:

It hardly surprised me when I read Cloudflare's summary of their question "Will JavaScript libraries ever be updated?". Take your own projects as a baseline for the question. How often (and do you) update your dependencies? Thanks to Dependabot, although the e-mails can be annoying, and to Renovate we have tools helping us to stay up to date with our apps.

๐Ÿ“— Currently Reading

I finished reading "This Is Marketing: You Canโ€™t Be Seen Until You Learn To See" by Seth Godin. It is an insightful book for marketers and non-marketers. If you want to build an audience for your product, service, or company you should read it.

The next book I am reading is "Clean Code" by Robert "Uncle Bob" C. Martin.

Due to an injury, I did not further listen to "Thinking, Fast and Slow" written by Daniel Kahneman on Audible last week.

What are you reading? Share your recommendations in the comments below. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

โ›“ Links of the Week

Tweets of the Week







Website of the Week

Jason Lengstorf's website is full of tiny details that make the website shine. Click on his head in the navigation or hit the reload button in the Hero element. Then you know what I mean. (Thanks to Danny Thompson for the link).

Video of the Week

A good friend of mine released new songs this year and thanks to COVID-19 he cannot promote them the way he planned to. I will use my platform to share some of his songs. Here is one of them. Enjoy it and please leave a comment on YouTube! You do me and my friend a huge favor. THANK YOU!

This is it for week 28/20.

See you next week - same place, same platform. ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป

Thanks,
Stefan


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Discussion

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I just updated mine with a list of latest Twitter followers, using GitHub actions.

waylonwalkers GitHub profile

 
 

I actually tried to spend two evenings coming up with a web app that could use handlebarjs to generate a Github profile for someone. So far I've got one really basic template down but it's open for expansion. What do you guys think?

markdownprofile.com/

 

Hi Danny, that is a helpful idea and tool. I am gonna mention it in my upcoming newsletter and week in review. Thanks!

 

Thanks Stefan! I'll have a go at adding some more useful templates to choose from and a contribution guide in the meanwhile :)

 

Hey Stefan!
First time reading this 'week in review' posts and I'm already finding several gold nuggets!

I also updated my own GitHub profile repo not as cool-looking as yours lol.

I'm putting that Seth's book on my reading list, he has really good content. I'm currently reading 'The Infinite Game' by Simon Sinek. Didn't have much hype for it but I'm loving it more and more as I continue reading.

On another note, I've been enjoying being useful in contributing to the Foam repo last week.

Cheers!

 

Hi Juan,

it is nice to meet you. Thanks for the feedback. I appreciate that.

Don't be so humble, yours looks great too.

Thanks for the book recommendation. I put it onto my reading list now.

Wow, Foam looks promising. Thank you for the link, gotta test it.

Cheers,
Stefan

 

Thanks for spreading the word about creating presentations from Notion via Wunderpresentation.

By the way, now it's also possible to create presentations from Markdown via: wunderpresentation.com/markdown

 

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Github Project

GitHub logo rahuldkjain / github-profile-readme-generator

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Github Profile Readme Generator

Github Profile Readme Generator

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Tired of editing Github Profile README with new features?

This tool provides an easy way to create github profile readme with latest addons like visitors count, github stats etc.

๐Ÿš€ Try it out: Live demo

๐Ÿง Features

Just fill the details like Name, Tagline, Dev Platforms Username, Current Work, Portfolio, Blog etc. with a minimal UI.

Click on Generate README to get your README in markdown You can preview the README too.

You can add latest addons like visitors count, shields, dev icons, github stats etc to your README in just one click.

Installation Steps

  1. Clone the repository
git clone https://github.com/rahuldkjain/github-profile-readme-generator.git
  1. Change the working directory
cd github-profile-readme-generator
  1. Install dependencies
npm install
  1. Run the app
npm start

๐ŸŒŸ You are all set!

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