Since the acquisition by Microsoft, Github has been so much better. Github team has focused on developer priorities and have added so many new features. GitHub recently made lot of improvements on the UI aspects including adding a twitter handle to your profile. Also introduced a special feature for developers, that allows you to showcase yourself by pinning a
README.md containing information about you, your work, portfolio and anything else on your GitHub profile.
In this post, I’ll show you how to create a rocking Github profile to showcase your skills when someone visits your profile
- A GitHub account
- Basic markdown knowledge
- Expertise on Making Gifs would be an added advantage
Step 1 :
Create a new ✨special✨ repository with your username. The special repository is case sensitive, ensure to use the same case as your account’s username.
Click on the checkbox: Initialize this repository with a README. This will create a
README.md file inside your <Username>/<Username> repository, where you will be adding the details
Step 2 :
README.md file in your ✨special✨ repository, Edit the file as you deem fit (add images, text, tables, lists, embeds and anything else markdown supports). The README file will automatically appear on your public GitHub profile!
If you are not sure what to add, you also get a free template out of the box, cool right?
Here’s my own finished rocking profile page from the special repository:
This is definitely a great feature for developers to expose their skills and also to showcase to recruiters, followers etc. I would ask everyone to get creative and showcase everything about yourself to your followers
Done with your special repository ? Drop a link to your GitHub account in the comments and let’s see how amazing yours look. ✌🏾 Cheers!