While I agree with everything else in this article, I'm wondering why you wouldn't consider a GitHub profile to be a source of useful data? Stars in GitHub are an acknowlegement of quality and utility of a repository to others.

In general, I find that GitHub tells me a lot more about the kind of developer I'm dealing with, not least of which because I can get a sense of their code/approach to code as well as their interests and how they communicate with others when defending or reviewing pull requests.

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Software developer and writer of words, see http://therightstuff.bio.link for more details.

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