New Tool: GitHubRating
I created a new little tool this weekend called GitHubRating.
One of the things we look for when hiring is the candidate’s comfort and experience level with coding. We’re not always looking for true developers, but we almost invariably (at least for technical roles) need someone who isn’t afraid to code and does so to solve problems.
In short, if you’re afraid of code and are applying for a technical position, we probably aren’t interested. Coding is part of the modern-day IT workflow.
I wanted a programatic way to punch in a GitHub username and get back a rating. It wouldn’t be just how many repositories they have. Or how many followers. Or how many code pushes they’ve done this year.
It would be a composite score of all those things. So that’s what I made.
It’s written in Bash, which is sad, and I would much rather have had it as a webpage / web service like TokenScope. But it’s a command line utility for now.
Hope it helps someone.
The current version suffers from a horrible flaw in that it only sees public contributions. Many of the developers I know, and who work on my team, are doing most of their work in private repos, so the tool would misjudge them. Not happy about that. Still, I think it may have some value.