About this Course

GitHub is the preferred platform for showcasing your programming projects. Some technical recruiters and hiring managers even use GitHub to find candidates. In this course, you'll learn GitHub best practices from technical experts. You'll compare different styles for committing changes, forking repos, and merging pull requests. You'll also understand how to organize your code to showcase your technical projects. And you'll learn how to collaborate with other engineers on GitHub. Technical hiring managers will share GitHub profile tips that generate more job opportunities. Gain the confidence you need to establish your presence in the open source community.
Course Cost
Approx. 1 day
Skill Level
Included in Product

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Interactive Quizzes

Taught by Industry Pros

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Optimize Your GitHub

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Course Leads

Mat Leonard

Mat Leonard

Product Lead, Artificial Intelligence

What You Will Learn

Prerequisites and Requirements

  • Proficient in spoken and written English
  • Understanding of GitHub
  • A public GitHub repository with projects
  • Git and GitHub(for equivalent skills)

See the Technology Requirements for using Udacity.

Why Take This Course

Your GitHub profile is the place where you showcase your coding skills. In this course, senior engineers and technical hiring managers share GitHub best practices. Learn how consistent commit styles and READMEs increase your chances of getting hired. Discover practices that show other engineers you know how to collaborate effectively. Learn how senior engineers assess your skills by looking at your GitHub repos. Show them you have the technical chops they're looking for.

Udacity partners with tech industry leaders to bring you the most comprehensive resources for your job search. Join this course if you want to be in the driver’s seat of your job search where you decide which roles to interview for and land those interviews!

What do I get?
Instructor videosLearn by doing exercisesTaught by industry professionals