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How much does your GitHub profile reflect your experience as a DEV ?

bamboriz profile image Techonda ・1 min read

I find myself having an empty GitHub profile mainly because I work mostly with companies who tend to have private repos on GitHub. As a result, my personal Github is empty and does not reflect my experience as a Dev.

What are your thoughts ?

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I have the same problem. I've never got the chance to make any code written at work open source, and I don't really have the time or energy to work on other open source projects after work.

I'm not super happy with the current standard in programming culture that a good dev must interact with open source repos a lot, because this isn't really an indicator of skill.

 

The thing is - GitHub has long time ago become the main social dev profile and people often judge your activity and experience by just looking at heatmap in your profile.

An active Github profile might just point out to potential future hirers, that you are used to versioning tools (which most likely they use, too) and you are most likely used to work in team environments.

Sure, they can use GitHub to check your open source repos, analyze best practices, track some commits to see your thinking patterns, but it doesn't mean you could not be as good without any versioning tools.

At the end of the day, it's your efficiency in coding and ability to pick new stuff up fast. As companies will hire you based on the first, and, even if you do not use Github, you could pick up the basics in couple of hours if you are good at second.