For my first project of the year I would like to tackle a problem that I had for a long time which is keeping my professional portfolio and resume up to date.
So, introducing Logname - https://www.logname.dev - A portfolio/resume website for developers.
As a developer, I always think that you need to have an online presence in order to stand out for better job opportunity.
Having LinkedIn account is not enough and that is why I also post technical blog here on Dev.to.
I also have active GitHub account where I pinned the project that best represent my skill set.
So as you can see my past experience(LinkedIn), blog posts(Dev) and active projects(GitHub) are all on a separate website.
If I want to apply for a job I have to provide 3 links. I also need to make sure all 3 are updated accordingly for example if I want to change my profile picture.
Hopefully if Logname takes off in the future, I only need to provide 1 url instead of 3.
I have to admit I open LinkedIn on a daily basis and it is a great website to build networks.
But I hate that I cannot easily access my own data using API. I get it if they don’t want 3rd party application to abuse the API but at the very least I should be able to get my own data to do what I want.
I got an idea last time to export my LinkedIn data to reusable format so I can create my own resume but unfortunately that is not allowed.
With Logname, you can export it into
JSON Resume format so that you are free to do whatever you want with it.
It is your data after all!.
If I were good at designing I probably will not become a developer in the first place. I know there is a lot of website that can help me build beautiful resume but resume is not a one size fit all solution.
A resume for developer is different than a resume for a civil engineer. I still need to do some manual work and if I want to use another resume generator? I need to do the manual work again.
Although most of my info are the same provided I am in the same company, some do change for example my list of projects in the resume. Project in my resume always correspond to my GitHub pinned repository to provide consistency and if that change, I also need to update my resume.
With Logname, because you can connect your GitHub and Dev account, your resume and portfolio will always be up to date.
So with all the reason above, I decide to built Logname.
Do check it out and register if you are interested!.