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There’s the reason you need a Github account.  There’s the reason you should contribute to open source.

We just expanded the company, adding 4 new developers. Every candidate that sent us code samples (either a website, a github profile, a zip file, etc.) immediately was reviewed with much more enthusiasm than those that just sent us a resume (and maybe a cover letter).

It finally clicked for me.  I’d not hire a designer without asking to see their portfolio.  Why would I hire a developer without seeing code from that developer?

So I put some code on GitHub.  Am I proud of it?  Not really.  Does it have anything to do with what I do these days?  Nope. But now, whenever someone tracks me down, they have code they can look at.  I need to add more code.  I feel angst now that I need to be producing something that someone else could use.  And that’s a good thing.

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