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I'm interested in improving my programming skills so I can get a programming job. I majored in a STEM subject as an undergrad (not CS) and used C++ for a research project. I'll have to look thru my harddrive to see if I still have the code for that, as I worked on it a few years ago. I have also worked on a few projects on my own. One of them is a simulation of a children's card game (like pokemon) and is 2000 lines of code. I've also completed a very simple poker game that takes 200 lines of code. However, the codes for these projects are messy and need to be cleaned up. The card game also functions, but I need to add more components to it to more realistically simulate the actual game

Would these be sufficient to load onto Github and increase my chances of getting a job now? Or, if my code looks sloppy enough, will it hurt my chances of getting a job?

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Last Post by Moschops
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Github (and related services) are a great way to maintain a portfolio.

I don't think that you should necessarily wait until you have a 'finished' product before you place it on github. If you are interested in showing-off for potential employers they will be just as (if not more) interested in the development process as well as the finished product.

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How often does the industry sector in your part of the world ask people about their public code repositories? The last time I was looking for work (about seven monthes ago), only one of my six leads asked about it and when I told them I didn't have one, they didn't seem to care at all.

For three of them the real gatekeeper was the pre-interview coding test, and three of them didn't even have that.

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