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  • After GitHub's acquisition by Microsoft, there has been some renewed discussion on the good or bad of using an individual's GitHub profile as a portfolio or résumé proxy. Detractors point out that making the kind of significant contributions to open source software projects that would catch the eye of a recruiter require time and energy that struggling people can scarcely afford, while proponents claim that the GitHub portfolio tactic is more meritocratic than relying on internships and prestigious gigs that can easily come from simply being born into the right network.


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