That feeling when - one year after quitting Twitter - it’s the weekend and you finally don’t feel the pressure of having to have a side project, cool library, you name it anymore. I just enjoy my weekends and if I want to, I fucking watch Netflix 48 hours straight.
I genuinely feel that I am good enough at development that it won’t make a difference and my weekends are mine to spend. I have zero cool stuff on my GitHub and have never had any disadvantage because of that in the past 11 years of my career, so why even worry?
I officially achieved anti-imposter-Syndrome 😎

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    I have heard an employer say they will reject resumes if you don't have a github presence. Almost all the code I have written belongs to someone else. So all my work examples are not allowed to be shared. I actually filtered that employer out of my search and they were looking for someone with my exact skill set. So yeah, I get it. Not everyone gits it.
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    I tend to go the opposite direction. I will solicit commits they feel are representative and why, but only if they signed them. I've had plenty of randos try and pass off copypasta as their own work, even one dude who hard forked a repo and then flattened it, claiming ownership for the whole thing. Trust is low.
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    @SortOfTested For my current job I just zipped up a bunch of stuff I worked on at work and at home. I let them know this was work/home code. My previous employer was okay with me showing samples of what I did. I also did screenshots of the apps I developed (they wanted a GUI dev). Jobs in the past would not have let me share any of my code. So I was lucky there.

    I have also started putting my hobby code on github. Stuff for game modding and the like. It has been representative of the kind of work I can do. Which is nice. So I am slowly building this up over time. I can see that it may go that way in the future, even though it is annoying.
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