Where have you been? Getting my Github activity

On my pretty and up-to-date CV, one of the first things one sees is my Github username, linking to my Github profile. What does a potential employer look at there? Hopefully not my non informative commit messages… My imitating a red Ampelmann, my being part of several organizations, my pinned repositories described with emojis… But how would they know where&how I’ve mostly been active without too much effort?

A considerable part of my Github work happens in organizations: I’m a co-editor at rOpenSci onboarding of packages, I contribute content to the R Weekly newsletter, etc. Although my profile shows the organizations I belong to, one would need to dig into them for a while before seeing how much or how little I’ve done. Which is fine most of the time but less so when trying to profile myself for jobs, right? Let’s try and fetch some Github data to create a custom profile.

Note: yep I’m looking for a job and ResearchGate’s suggestions are not helpful! Do you need an enthusiastic remote data scientist or research software engineer for your team? I’m available up to 24 hours a week! I care a lot about science, health, open source and community. Ideally I’d like to keep working in something close to public research but we can talk!

A visual CV for a chemist

This week at work I started using rbokeh, the R interface to Bokeh. The package allows to create web-based interactive plots. I was mostly excited about the zooming tools that a local R-Lady mentioned to me. They made data exploration so much easier, thanks a bunch Elena!

When checking out the doc, I saw an example called “Periodic table of the elements with additional info on hover”. While this was useless at work where I only made time series plots, I could set aside this application for my leisure time. I made an interactive CV for my husband, Damien, who is a chemist!