Did you know that you can spice up your Github pages using a readme?
... hear me out here.
What's the point
Devs can now have a summary of work, personal bio, or even can be used as a Portfolio if you want to skip having those fancy portfolios.
Huh... ok how do I create one?
- We need to create a new Github repo. This should be named the same as your Github username – In my case, Katosdev.
- Make sure to initialize a repo with a README.md.
- Once created just go to the repo and start editing the readme to add and modify content. (Formatted with Markdown) - Github provide a very useful template to follow here!
Now that's interesting. Any examples?
I think that this is a great step for Github, and coupled with the features that they already have, this could make Github a very powerful portfolio for developers. For example, we already have: A profile readme (resumé?), all of your projects, the option to include: location; social; education;, current employment status, donations, and more!
I feel that a lot of developers may make use of this, coupled with a minimal website (Jekyll, anybody?) to push their portfolios.
What do you think? Do you have your own Github?? Do you use this feature?
Check out mine at : https://github.com/katosdev