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Vinit Shahdeo
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My journey from 0 to 1K followers on GitHub

Hello Dev Community ๐Ÿ‘‹

Iโ€™m unbelievably humbled to have hit this mark, much obliged to the 1000+ folks who found my weekend's sip of code worthy of following! Despite all the problems we faced, 2020 has been a great year for me and now, I'm starting 2021 on this happy note.

Vinit Shahdeo Year in Review

git init journey@vinitshahdeo Back in 2016, I was introduced to GitHub during my college days at VIT and I found it so interesting that it soon became my homepage. The advent of this journey was marked by a simple web application performing basic calculations like squaring and cubing a number on GitHub and now when I look back, the green dots on my profile show how far I have come.

Vinit Shahdeo GitHub Contribution's chart

Recently I've accomplished a self-set milestone of becoming trending #1 developer on GitHub.

In the last two years, I have been part of many open-source programs(GSSoC, SWoC, Hacktoberfest, etc.) where I got a chance to engage with the community and mentored many beginners to kickstart their open-source journey. Sometimes, I feel like I am not able to enjoy my favorite series on Netflix but helping beginners to create their first-ever pull request compensates for these missed moments. Along the way, I met a lot of amazing developers who are transforming open-source into a more and more awesome space. Always grateful to the community for making GitHub a better place to stalk!

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Last year when pandemic hit us, I built a COVID-19 ๐Ÿ˜ท Tracker ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ which got featured in newspapers.

GitHub logo vinitshahdeo / COVID19

A web app to display the live graphical state-wise reported corona cases in India so far. It also shows the latest news for COVID-19. Stay Home, Stay Safe!

COVID-19 Let's fight together with Corona! ๐Ÿฆ  ๐Ÿ˜ท

COVID-19 Dashboard

Do checkout latest COVID-19 Tracker ๐Ÿ“Š | INDIA ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

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Stay HomeStay Safe Netlify Status

๐Ÿ”Ž Click here to visualize the state-wise ๐Ÿ“Š Corona Cases in India! Keep yourself updated with latest news related to COVID-19.

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Iโ€™m sure youโ€™ll agree that, at this point, it isnโ€™t an exaggeration to say that we are at war against the coronavirus and that it is a war we must win. The next few weeks are critical in this battle. I request everyone to stay at home and enjoy good time with family.

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This is a small effort from my side to keep yourself updated with number of coronaโ€ฆ

A pandemic often brings websites with misleading information along with it. With this spirit, I built a COVID-19 Tracker to protect people from falling into the trap of rumours. Being a human who can code, I couldn't think anything better to give back to the society.

Lastly, never compare your first chapter with someone elseโ€™s last chapter. Your first repository can even contain a code to check if a number is even or odd, but someone may benefit from it. As time goes by, you can contribute by addressing issues, contributing to the codebase, reviewing othersโ€™ code, and improving documentation. In the future, your digital footprint will carry more weightage than your resume. GitHub is the best place where aspiring software engineers can build their portfolio.

I highly believe that if you're a techie, your homepage should be GitHub, not Instagram. Maintain a streak on GitHub as you maintain one on Snapchat. Get addicted to the green dots. Participate in competitions, connect with developers, indulge in communities and learn from everyone.

DISCLAIMER: The code you write matters more than the followers you have. Having less number of followers on GitHub doesn't mean that the person is a newbie. I always agree that the number of followers should never be a metric to define a stellar GitHub profile. However, a GitHub profile with more followers doesnโ€™t hurt ๐Ÿ˜‰. Having green contribution streaks makes your profile more attractive, and people might actually follow you!

Thank you for reading this ๐Ÿ’™. Listen to the podcast below where I've shared my journey!

PS: Grateful to GitHub for the dark theme ๐Ÿ–ค, I'm no longer suffering from the retina-burning white theme of default UI.

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Deepak Vijay Agrawal • Edited on

"I highly believe that if you're a techie, your homepage should be GitHub, not Instagram."

Amazing journey๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ™Œ