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Make Your GitHub Profile Great Again!

pedes profile image Andres Cespedes Morales ・3 min read

Last Month (July 2020) GitHub released a feature to allow users to create profile-level README to display an interesting view of their profiles.

You may want to add personal information about yourself in your bio, like previous projects you've contributed to, or interests you have that other person may like to know about.

If you want to get access to the README template go to my profile -> here

πŸ€“ How to Create a GitHub Profile's README?

You have to add a README file to the root of a public repository with the same name as your username, then that README will automatically appear on your profile page.

You will see a nice banner indicating that you have found a secret on GitHub

GitHub Profile README

Is that it? Yes, as simple as that you will have now a landing README for your profile.

Note: The naming convention is case-sensitive, so make sure the names of your repo and profile match.

πŸ’» What am I going to get?

As soon as you create your repo, a README file with the following template will be created:

**pedes/pedes** is a ✨ _special_ ✨ repository because of its README.md (this file) appears on your GitHub profile.`

Here are some ideas to get you started:

- πŸ”­ I’m currently working on ...`
- 🌱 I’m currently learning ...
- πŸ‘― I’m looking to collaborate on ...
- πŸ€” I’m looking for help with ...
- πŸ’¬ Ask me about ...
- πŸ“« How to reach me: ...
- πŸ˜„ Pronouns: ...
- ⚑ Fun fact: ...

Github Profile Template
GitHub Profile README Example

🌞 How to make it shine?

Here comes the most exciting and fun side of this. Markdown supports different elements, like emojis, GIFs, images, tables, etc, that allows you to come up with an astonishing design.

I've collected a list of resources that will help you and guide you through the process of crafting an exceptional GitHub profile.

Click on the titles to access to the resources.

Markdown Cheat Sheet Sample

Get to know the fundamentals of Markdown, and how to leverage its features on your README.

Simple Icons Sample

Include icons from the most "iconic" software projects and tools used in your day-to-day job.

GitHub README Profile Creator Sample

Easy and simple way to create your profile README with an open-source tool.

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GitHub README Profile Generator GIF

GitHub Readme Stats Sample

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πŸ’« Looking for some inspiration?

Here is a quick dose of inspiration for creating your own profile:

πŸƒ Where to go from here?

Perhaps, do you want to share your ideas and craft with the world?

Post your profile in the comments below, bookmark this post or share it with your friends to find and see what they can come up with.

Thanks for reading. ✌️

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Andres Cespedes Morales


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Your profile is very dope Swastik. Do you mind if I borrow some icons and badges from yours?


Sure you can use it. Its a template after all


Great summary, I immediately started to create my own profile.

However, a weird question arises - What license would be appropriate, since it asks me for a license and usually it is very clear to me which license to chose but I started pondering about this one... does it even make sense to add a choose license option here?


Great question Jan.

Indeed, it's a bit odd to have a software license for something that's only content. But it's fair to say that this repo could be considered documentation, therefore a license is suitable here: choosealicense.com/

So, better to have a public license than no license at all.


Great, minimalistic and professional.


Another one for good inspiration. Awesome Karthik.


Here is Mine...

Hi πŸ‘‹, I'm Codeperfectplus

Licence Visitors Last Commit


Β  Β  About Me

Skilled in Data Science, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, As Well As Basic Basic Web Development Knowledge. Strong professional with a Master's Diploma in Data Science.

Β  Β  Β  Β  Keep Learning πŸ‘¨β€πŸŽ“οΈοΈ

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HTML CSS Javascript ReactJs Python Django C++

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Great to highlight your website hosted in Heroku, are you having a paid plan ? I guess so.

How did you create that personal GIF? Pretty dope.


I just borrowed this gif and changed my whole Github readme profile.
Credits to KarthikNayak024

I am using the free plan of Heroku and soon going to migrate to AWS or any other better options.


Have a look at mine.

GitHub logo 8bithemant / 8bithemant

Awesome Github ReadME, Dynamic nature Built with Love. Please consider to follow and star, Contribution are accepted, Free Fell To Fork

Hi there, I'm Hemant! πŸ‘‹.

Full Stack | System Design | Micro Services | Competetive Programming | Machine Learning

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I'm 18 years old Self-taught Full-Stack developer from India.

  • πŸ₯€ Learning GraphQl ,NextJs &Typescript .

  • πŸ”­ SpaceX FanBoi,

    • Vanilla Js in Space😼
  • πŸ›Έ Into High Energy Physics and Astrophysics

  • πŸ’¬ Connect? Here πŸ‘‰πŸΌ

- Languages and Tools...

html csharp js python react vue chrome cloud datascience aws npm gcp bash vscode

- Blogs 🌱

- Podcast ⚑️

Thank You-πŸ™πŸΌ

Here is mine☺️

Hi Hemant, liked the badges that you included. I will borrow some of them for my profile if you don't mind.


Yup, I have too borrwoed them.

Check out the About.md and there you find the origin of Badges and get a tom of Custom bates.


Nice, see my GitHub profile for more social icons πŸ™ŒπŸΌ


Nice one, Mr R0b0t!


Thank you friend πŸ˜‰


Great post.
Thank you Andres πŸ•Ί


Glad you liked it Jayesh :)


Great post Andres. The Github profiles for inspiration are quite nice, I've only seen the first one before.

I updated mine some days ago.


Good stuff Juan, looking forward to seeing some additions to your profile.


Thank you for writing this useful article about GitHub profile.


Nice starting point for all of us. Thanks.


Thanks for including my generator :)


It's a nice tool, how to miss it? :)


Thanks for sharing, gonna try it out


There are very good ideas on people's comments.


here's the fruit of my efforts: @SABERGLOW


Thanks for sharing Wali.


Here's mine, I'm pretty proud of it :) github.com/JamesHarrys


Dope, do you create that type of sketch/design? Would love to get one too.


Could we not with the "Make X Great Again"?


Great post! Take a look at mine: github.com/vinacovre