NEW GUIDE: Create an Excellent GitHub Profile with Markdown #AdafruitLearningSystem #Adafruit @adafruit
Markdown your way to an amazing profile!
GitHub has a personal profile feature that allows you to create a profile that shows up if someone views your main GitHub page. You’ll find an example here.
To create a profile, you create a repository with the same name as your GitHub user ID, and add a README.md file to that repository. You then add the info you’d like to include using Markdown, and GitHub renders it. That’s all there is to it! Right? Not exactly. How do you make a repository with a README file in it? What is Markdown? How do you know what to include in your profile? How do you use Markdown to make all of this happen? This guide has you covered.
The new Create and Excellent GitHub Profile with Markdown guide details everything you need to start from the beginning and create an amazing profile that is memorable and representative of you! The guide begins with explaining how to create the special GitHub repository necessary to host your profile, covers Markdown basics, continues on to how to edit the README within that repository. There is a page dedicated to simply discussing options for profile content, in case you have no idea where to start. Beyond that, the guide jumps into various tools available to spice up your profile. All tools are either explained in the guide, or links are provided to existing documentation for the tool.
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