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re: Have a good website or github or portfolio or something, make it easy for people to find information on you, write about your work. What part of ...

I see a lot of new programmers who understand that having a github is valued. But those that have a github often don't have a good readme, or documentation, or ways to learn more about the person who wrote it! And sometimes people don't have time to make a github (I've never had open source code online!).

If you don't have time to make a github, and even if you have one, make a technical blog! I'd say that's often better than a github. Write about projects you've done in detail, or tutorials on subjects you know. Tweet about it-- if you're a junior coder and you tweet @ me I'll always RT for more visibility.

And have a nice-looking website where people can see a summary of who you are and what you've done. You can use a template you've found online, it doesn't need to be fancy, especially if you aren't a frontend web coder. That's your introduction to strangers!

Join online communities too. Like The Practical Dev. ;) Or Twitter! Share your work and get the word out about what you do.

Tweet about it-- if you're a junior coder and you tweet @ me I'll
always RT for more visibility.

Do you have to be a junior? There are many of us getting started with blogging and other social endeavors in the development space.

For me retweeting it, yes, I'm putting a limit on juniors for now. I've already retweeted hundreds and hundreds of portfolios and blogs and such, if I opened it up to everyone I might completely overwhelm my followers. :P I might change that in the future though! And you should totally still blog and spread the world on sites like The Practical Dev.

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