GitHub Introduces Contributions, A New Way To Display On Profile Pages What Developers Are Doing

8 Jan


GitHub continues to build out its unique social network with Contributions, a new addition to profile pages that displays the projects developers created and what they are contributing to, as well as a calendar that shows all of their updates.

It’s once again GitHub’s way of providing a social graph based on the work developers are doing. A developer can show off the most popular repositories they have built. Like a social graph, the repositories with the most starts and watchers makes it to the top of the list.


Contributions that developers make to repositories get tracked, too. Examples of contributions include a project’s default branch or the GitHub-page branch, opening an issue, or proposing a pull request. The GitHub blog notes that the new capability makes it easier to see what colleagues from the same organization are doing. Any repositories a developer has in common with the profile being shown…

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