By LaToya Allen
I first discovered GitHub when I was going to MeetUps in the Loop, trying to figure out what a "real" developer did. I kept hearing from professional developers that companies would see their work on GitHub, and reach out to them with job opportunities. As someone without a college degree who disliked putting together resumes, I thought "This is for me." I figured if I added projects to my GitHub, I could find a job as a "real" developer.
I think it worked :)
It's no secret that hiring managers, recruiters, and developers look to GitHub when looking for talent. It's a way for them to look at your work, and see how you might fit on their team. Many companies are getting rid of resumes altogether, or leaving the request for a resume until the end of the interview process. It makes sense; why look at a piece of paper that vaguely describes a developers skills when you can just look at a repository of a developers skills?
I came up with this list of 51 project ideas for GitHub, so you have one last thing to think about. Just pick any number, 1 through 35, and build it. Your project can be made in any language, with or without a framework. Pick a language that you want to show off to hiring managers, or a technology that you want to learn for fun.
35 Projects You Can Add to GitHub to Show off Your Dev Skills
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