This past week I reviewed nearly 70 software developer portfolios on my YouTube channel.
I had a blast! I also noticed some trends & patterns I thought were interesting. Here are a few of my findings:
Dark mode. This was a nice UX/UI addition I saw in many of this year's portfolio submissions. I wear dark mode to life, so thank you for going easy on my eyeballs.
Static site deployments to Netlify. While last year's submissions did feature quite a few github.io static pages, this year's crop of portfolios featured numerous Netlify deployments.
A larger international audience. Compared to last year, this year's collection of portfolios featured a larger international audience. Just about every continent was represented, including submissions from Qutar to Poland to Kenya and so many more. Antarctica for Portfoliocon 2022?
We also gave away some wonderful prizes, so thanks to our prize sponsors Educative.io, ZeroToMastery.io, CodeBreakthrough.com (we also gave away a few courses on RealToughCandy.io including Portfolio Surgery).