The GitHub contribution calendar is one of the key ways a future client, employer or colleague gets a quick glance at your individual Git contribution level. Consider including private contributions on your profile. GitHub includes more than just Git commits to master branch as depicted in the GitHub contribution rose:
Whether hiring is waxing or waning in your field it’s important to retain the value of software work over time by tracking Git commit and other contributions. Whether you’ve built up your development career from boot camp or college, from devops or in pursuit of science data analysis, one never knows how their career might shift. Software is a common core skill necessary for many fields, and it’s important to show the distinction of your software work over time. Help do so by ensuring your Git commits are counted over time.