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Using GitHub’s New “Secret” Profile README Feature

Before I start off with info on GitHub’s new “secret” README feature, I want to write a little bit about what has been going on over here on my end. My last post was posted in November 2019. It is now July 2020. Since then, I took a break for the holidays and finished up my JavaScript App Development class with TechTalentSouth. Then I celebrated my birthday at the top of the year, did some much needed traveling, and then…Corona and the protests happened.

Actually the whole first half of 2020 happened. This year has been really wonky. I wrote two blog posts, about BulmaUI and SkeletonCSS, that got accidentally deleted. Things have just not been normal. Even my career plans have been postponed. I know a lot of people are going through it. I pray for everyone who reads this to be safe and be well. Now on to this new GitHub feature.

GitHub has a new profile README feature that lets you put a README file at the top of your profile so users can see information about you like a mini bio, portfolio space, contact me page, or anything you want. The reason I said that is was “secret” is because it is a secret feature that has been blogged and written about all over social media now, so the cat is kinda out of the bag.

Rahul Jain Github Profile Readme Generator

I first started seeing web development website Dev.to talking about it on Twitter. Then I saw Monica Powell tweet her blog post about the new feature. After going through her post and a bunch of Dev.to articles, I saw a GitHub Profile README Generator from Rahul Jain. It was simple and easy to use. I really recommend it. If you are looking to try it, use his generator. You can also look at Monica’s site for step by step instructions on how to add it to your GitHub repository as well as see examples from other developers.

Rahul Jain Github Profile Readme Generator