Make your GitHub Profile stand out

How to customise your GitHub Profile
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.7 out of 5 (161 ratings)
7,349 students
32min of on-demand video
English [Auto]

How to register for free on GitHub and create the special GitHub repo
Customising your GitHub Profile in a special repo and its README file
Markdown throughout the GitHub platform to enhance communication
Third Party Widgets to display dynamic graphs on your GitHub profile
An introduction into GitHub Actions


  • Email address to sign to GitHub for free


Thank you for signing up to my free course on how to make your GitHub Profile Stand Out.

I have created a short free course on how to make your GitHub profile stand out through customisation.

When you first create your GitHub account you will see that this comes with a standard profile, which is marginally customised by your activity and organisations you belong to.

However given the millions of GitHub users, this will not make you stand out.

Why not take advantage of GitHub's special repo which allows you to fully customise your profile? By doing so, you will be able to add your social links, more information about you, as well as dynamic content (such as your latest blog posts and You Tube videos).

In this course we will cover:

  • How to get started: how to create a free GitHub account and special repo;

  • Markdown: a deep dive into the formatting which underpins everything on GitHub;

  • Dynamic data: using third party widgets to visualise your activity in graphical format, and a light touch on getting started with GitHub Actions.

Remember: your GitHub profile is a living project. You will not get this perfect first time and it is important to take that first step to customise it.

Throughout this course I will give you the tools to continue improving your GitHub Profile. You can then continue making use of these skills in other repositories, raising issues and pull requests.

A fully customised GitHub profile will definitely increase your visibility and give you that 'wow factor' for employers, clients and your peers.

Who this course is for:

  • GitHub users who want to make their profile stand out


Open Source fullstack and DevRel expert
Eddie Jaoude
  • 4.7 Instructor Rating
  • 161 Reviews
  • 7,349 Students
  • 2 Courses

Eddie is an Open Source fullstack and DevRel expert, with experience in Javascript, Typescript, SQL, NoSQL, automation testing and DevOps.

With clients ranging from UK Government departments, UK banks, global fintechs and startups, Eddie's experiences range from large corporate teams to small R&D teams. Eddie has had the opportunity to work with all disciplines in the tech industry; from developers, testers, UX/UI designers, technical writers, to product owners.

Having had the opportunity to learn from so many great colleagues, Eddie has always believed in giving back to the tech community with particular focus on creating and supporting opportunities for those wanting to start a career in tech, through diversity and inclusion programmes. This started out by mentoring and delivering workshops in association with tech for good charities, to creating and building his own community, EddieHub.

The foundation of Eddie's tech ethos is Open Source, as there is something in it for everyone; no matter your role in the tech community you will find that you can become involved and learn from Open Source. Given there is no gatekeeping in Open Source, it fosters a real sense of collaboration, communication and career development.

Eddie received the GitHub Star of the Year 2020 Award, GitHub Community Growth Award 2021 and GitHub's Top Teacher 2022.

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