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Discussion on: Here is why you should not be too quick at judging people by their GitHub activity stats

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MiguelMJ

This is very interesting 🤔
In my opinion, the activity graph is only a indicator of the interest of a person in GitHub, not about the quality of his/her contributions. When I want to see if someone makes interesting contributions I usually navigate through the repos. I think that's what a recruiter would do too.
However, this is a fantastic demonstration!

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Bobby Iliev Author

Thank you 🙏
Absolutely! This should be the way to go and I hope that more and more people are actually doing it. Though it could be tricky as your contributions could be private and still show in your activity graph.

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Riley Tomasek • Edited

A good recruiter would, but there are many recruiters who have only a super basic understanding of GitHub, or how software in general works.

The repos that you have pinned are probably the most important part of your profile from a hiring perspective.

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Bobby Iliev Author

Very good point!

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MiguelMJ

That makes sense, I hadn't thought of it!

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Jose Gazzano

And also it doesn't really tell you much, I've been working as a part-time developer between 2012-2016 and full time since then, if you check my graph you would see a rather sparse graph.

Does that mean I'm not coding enough? Or that I just do fewer commits for each feature?

One developer that has tons of small commits on a PR against one that squashes them, how would they match against?