Projects from coursework

I am not part of a class that is using GH Classroom…I am just using it on my own. I would like to showcase work I have done in past college courses. Right now I just have several repos with some work in it but it already seems messy and disorganized. I am not super psyched about have a bunch of repos to showcase my work - but that is one option. Another option is - I have a Pages site setup but for now it just links to my GH.

End goal is to figure out how to showcase past coding projects. Since much of my experience so far is there…I am hoping to get into more projects in the future, but for now I am looking for advice on how to showcase projects done in my past courses.


You can write (Blogs) on your projects MEDIUM and than make a reference from that blog to GitHub for access to complete project.

This is a great question @namastegeek. I think what you’re interested in is building a portfolio for your work:

First I would recommend reading Prof. Matt Might’s blog post “What every computer science major should know”. He specifically mentions:

“A portfolio could be as simple as a personal blog, with a post for each project or accomplishment. A better portfolio would include per-project pages, and publicly browsable code (hosted perhaps on github or Google code).”

I’ll show a couple examples of things I’ve done. I don’t think any of them are perfect solutions, but hopefully they can serve as some inspiration for what you might do!

A blog

If you’ve done a fairly substantial project (and perhaps want to discuss aspects of the code, technical documentation, graphics, or something else), @UmairHabib made a great point that you can write a blog post about it.

My blog has a mix of projects I’ve done for classes and general things I’ve done in my free time. You might like doing something similar for individual class projects: each project could be an entry in your blog.

For example, one of my recent posts was a short overview of using off-the-shelf Arduino parts as a window into evaluating a person’s local heat environment. It opens with a brief overview to situate the reader, describes how the device was built, describes some assumptions, shows figures, then points out some limitations/future work.

A resume or CV entry

If you have an online Resume/CV, you might add a short entry pointing to projects.

I point to open source projects I’ve contributed to, describing them as either “changes I’ve proposed”, “code review I’ve provided”, or “community questions I’ve helped resolve.”

These entries can be made fairly concise, so they lack the detail displayed in something like a blog post. I think should compliment other ways you highlight your work, rather than a method of its own.

A GitHub Repository

GitHub repositories are great for hosting code in a single place. But whether they should stand on their own is a little more controversial.

Relevant tweet from Emily Bender:

I maintain a single repository for “Extracirricular Classes.” And sometimes link to specific places in the repository.

I think this is a compromise on your point about how “it… seems messy and disorganized”, but this has a similar problem to Resume/CV items. GitHub repositories are good for hosting work, but imperfect for showing everything that a web page affords you.

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You can also use this open source template for building your portfolio.

write the blogs and github,linkedin to show case your projects that will really help you and take a session and join in any open source community and contribute there will be a change to u to share ur ideas and projects

Thank you. I had not considered using Medium but appreciate the recommendation! Also, thank you for the developerFolio link, I will take a look at it. In one of my courses we did a very basic resume page but I would like to compare it with this one to see what fits my needs better.

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I saw this reply shortly after you posted it but wanted to give it the time such a well-thought-out post deserved and that, regrettably, took some time. And WOW! this helped a great deal thank you! I appreciate the descriptions, the related tweets/posts, and the comparison. I feel I have a much better feel for my preferences and what will work for the content I have right now. Again, thank you! :+1:

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thank you! Appreciate the reminder to participate in open source community projects - great way to show work done on group projects