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My GitHub Contribution History (2014-2023)

Green squares on GitHub aren't just a mere activity indicator. Move a step back and look at the bigger picture: they tell a story, your story.

This post will be slightly different from the usual as it's not technical but rather more... personal.

I saw on Twitter that everyone was sharing their GitHub contribution chart on one image with a simple tool, probably because it was shared by the official GitHub account and retweeted by Kent C. Dodds.

Funnily enough, this tool isn't new but it's been there since 2018 and you can find it at https://github-contributions.vercel.app/


So... why not, I decided to give it a try and I generated my contribution chart, from 2014 when I created my GitHub account to today, 2023.

My GitHub Contribution History

Even if I don’t have a long and intense career (yet) I immediately realized that those green squares, how they’re grouped and positioned, meant a lot to me. They were depicting my career so far in an image.

I took some time to look at the picture and a lot of great memories came to my mind, so I decided to switch on my webcam and record my thoughts, I hope somehow in an inspiring way.

In the above image I can see some milestones such as:

  • My time at the university
  • The game development experience
  • Quitting my job to find the amazing company I work for today
  • The accepted Pull Requests on vscode
  • ... and many more!

If you're curious, the outcome is as uploaded on my YouTube channel where I usually talk about Open Source, so here's the video:

Let me also invite you to try out the tool and take a moment to look at your own chart. I’m sure it will tell a lot about you, so many great memories lie among those green squares. Feel free to write in a comment what a particular square or cluster means to you.


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