How to customise your GitHub Profile

What you will learn

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


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).

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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.



Getting Started
Why you should customise your GitHub Profile?
How to create a FREE GitHub Account
How to create a repo for your profile
Examples of awesome GitHub profiles
Why is Markdown important
Examples of Markdown results and syntax
Text styling
Collapsable content
Mixed Markdown syntax
Dynamic Data
Why use Dynamic Data
GitHub Actions
Markdown Quiz
Markdown Quiz
Summary of what we have learnt