Tips for Making a GitHub Profile Look More Professional

When you link to specific GitHub profiles from your resume, you want to make sure that you’re showing good work as well as good working practices. Remember: GitHub is not just a glorified DropBox (or choose your favorite other cloud storage provider) for Source Code. So, I wanted to pass along a few tips to help you take some of your larger project repos to the next level. Remember, everything doesn’t have to be 100% perfect. Nearly every project is some version of a work-in-progress.

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Setting Up Your GitHub Profile

As you prepare for a job search, it is important that you put your best self out there for the world (and potential employers) to see. One of your most visible public faces is your GitHub profile. This is important whether your studying computer science, data science, or cybersecurity. If you were a painter, your GitHub profile would be like inviting someone into your art studio. It is something you should take pride in. To the best of your ability, you should keep your GH Profile, LinkedIn Profile and Resume in sync as much as possible.

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Using the Khoury Office Hours App

In large-enrollment classes, managing the queue of students waiting for office hours help can be a struggle for the TAs, especially for virtual office hours. Additionally, students want to know where they are in the queue so they can estimate wait times, etc. Professors would also like to get a sense of peak usage of office hours and other analytics.

So, this semester, I’m going to begin using the Khoury Office Hours App to manage virtual office hours for my current course (CS 3200 – Database Design). I’m confident that this will make the overall experience better for both TAs and students.

For Students:

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