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How to find GitHub and Stack Overflow profiles

Finding GitHub and Stack Overflow profiles is hard, except when you have the right tool. Here's how to find all GitHub and Stack Overflow profiles.

July 25, 2021
Yuma Heymans
May 10, 2022
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There are many places where engineering talent can be found online. But if you’re not looking in GitHub and Stack Overflow, you can be sure you’re missing out on the biggest pool of engineering talent available.

GitHub and Stack Overflow are both platforms for engineers to share knowledge and code with each other.

GitHub is focussed on sharing code repositories with each other and being able to improve that code in a collaborative way.

Stack Overflow is a platform for software engineers to share their questions and answers regarding technology with each other.

GitHub has 65 million engineers on there.

Stack Overflow has 18 million engineers.

LinkedIn as a means of comparison, just has 50 million tops.

The hard thing about finding GitHub and Stack Overflow profiles however, is that those platforms are not made for finding engineers. They're made for finding code repositories (GitHub) and Q&A topics (Stack Overflow). That's why you need a tool that is designed to find profiles, instead of content.

This is the fastest and most effective way to search for GitHub and Stack Overflow profiles:

1. Create your search for talent

HeroHunt.ai is a tool which can find all GitHub and Stack Overflow profiles and also finds all LinkedIn profiles.

There is a free version. If you don’t have an account yet, you can sign up here.

Creating a search is simple, just include the job description or any text related to the profile you’re searching for and HeroHunt.ai will generate your search for you.

Finding GitHub and Stack Overflow profiles, use it here

2. Find and review candidate profiles

When you find an interesting profile, you can screen the profile for relevancy. In HeroHunt.ai the skills of the engineer are analyzed and summarized. You can use that snapshot of the engineer’s skills to make a quick and accurate assessment of their skills, interests and experience.

Screening profiles, use it here

3. Save profiles to favourites

When you find interesting software engineers, you can save them to your favourites. This way you can keep track of your favourite candidates for an open position you're looking to fill.

Saving to favourites, use it here

4. Reach out to your favourite candidates

Based on their contact information you can reach out to them. A personalized message is automatically generated with personalizations like first name, current job title, platform where you found them and their location. You can customize and create your own message templates so you make sure your message fits your style of communicating. You can send your messages in one click. The candidate will receive your message including the personalizations.

Reach out, use it here

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