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I couldn't agree more, and this list pretty much lost me right from the start.

If you're fresh out of university, GitHub is useful because it demonstrates relevant non-academic code you've written outside of your studies.

After you've got your first job, I don't care about your GitHub profile unless you've got some impressive stuff on there. As an employer, I care about your ability to work on non-trivial problems in a team, and unless you're contributing to OSS (which few CS grads do) you'll never have this on your "portfolio".

In my experience, your GitHub profile is only noteworthy if you have:

* Breadth of work. Loads of projects in a load of languages that demonstrates you're a tinkerer * Depth of work. At least one project with 5+ stars that solves a non-trivial problem.

Otherwise, that profile is usually some boilerplate code for a MOOC course or to try a language for the first time, and when hiring that's not an indication of anything.

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