| ||Ask HN: How do you showcase work from previous jobs?|
81 points by jit_hacker on July 16, 2014 | hide | past | web | favorite | 61 comments |
|I've worked for a few enterprise software companies on big products in the past and am currently working for a startup that may not be around in a few years (hopefully it will be, but that's reality).|
Lately, I've been wondering how I could preserve my work to showcase in the future. I don't think it's always practical, or legal, to assume keeping a copy of the code is a good showcase. And screenshots are, well, shallow.
Anyways, I was curious if any of you have done the same? And what route you took for preserving your work.
EDIT: I'm not just referring to interviewing purposes. I think in general it would be great to reflect back on the things you've done from time to time. Who knows where you'll be in 20 years, but in a digital age it seems desirable to keep some kind of log of what you've done of the course of your career. Perhaps the word, "showcase", was a bad choice.
EDIT 2: My comment about keeping the code was poorly worded and being misinterpreted. I have no interest in keeping any former code, it'd be dated within a year or two. The heart of this question is about showcasing/archiving great innovations and cool things you've built that aren't easily available.
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