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Other Computer Science: Github vs. Personal Website?

  1. Nov 3, 2017 #1
    Hey all,

    I am narrowing down on my final semesters in college this coming year. I'd like to start making my larger (and better) projects available to potential employers. I was wondering if Github or making a personal website would be better? I'm not going for a front-end development job, so I don't think a website would matter too much, but I can see it being a way to stand out.

    Thanks.
     
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  3. Nov 3, 2017 #2

    scottdave

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    Does your college host career fairs, where you could talk with recruiters in a Trade-Show style format? You could ask the recruiters, there. Or just ask at the career center. I have seen Github. It may be sufficient for your needs, but I would ask.
     
  4. Nov 3, 2017 #3

    phinds

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    I'm not familiar w/ Github but I would think that a personal web site would be a better choice since it gives you great flexibility in presenting a resume and project and explanations of / comments with the projects.
     
  5. Nov 3, 2017 #4
    I think releasing code to the public is generally beneficial to one's career, and places like GitHub are more likely to generate more downloads and broader usage than a personal web site. You can also make a note on your resume/CV of the number of downloads. Even if a potential employer does not download the code to look at it, they can verify the number of downloads and see that you've written code that is in wide use.
     
  6. Nov 3, 2017 #5
    Personal page that links to your github.
     
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