In this study, we have explored some of the key metrics that users look at in a GitHub profile.
228 users participated among which 139 users are active open-source contributors, 31 are looking to hire developers and 58 are not developers.
Which of the following metrics matter to you?
Options given: profile picture, description, number of followers, numbers of following, metrics of pinned repository, number of repositories, contribution activity, number of contributions in last year, stars given, member organizations
How do fellow GitHub users correspond to real life?
Options given: co-workers, fellow students, common open-source project
Have you made new friends or done social activity through GitHub?
Common challenges given as response:
- not transparent
- code review process becomes tense
- difficult to communicate
How do you find new GitHub users?
Options given: discussions in issue/ pull request, contributions, search engine, other sites
Top 3 other sites mentioned: