Polishing your Github profile ✨
Adding a readme to your Github profile
Since July 11th 2020, Github has a new feature that allows users to customise their profile significantly more than before by enabling them to write a readme for their whole profile.
Creating a profile repo takes less than minutes and the readme comes with a few ideas to get you started:
- 🌱 I’m currently learning …
- 👯 I’m looking to collaborate on …
- 💬 Ask me about …
- 📫 How to reach me …
High level overview
- Initialise a new repository with your github username
- Include a README
- Make sure repo is public
- Polish ✨
Setting up your profile repo
As seen in the image above, the green message indicates, that this repository will be used for your profile and that you should initialise the repo with a readme.
When entering your username as a repository name, Github will pop up a small popover, saying:
You found a secret! tyronyiu/tyronyiu is a ✨special ✨ repository that you can use to add a readme.md to your GitHub profile. Make sure it’s public and initialize it with a readme to get started.
As you can see, it is very easy to get started with github profile repositories and a personal profile readme.. Now go polish that readme!