Shawn Cornally says:
I asked the lead tech developers of several Cedar Rapids companies what they look for when hiring, and they all responded with, “The applicant’s Github [open source] portfolio.”
Not their GPA.
Not their test scores or transcripts.
Their what-have-you-done files.
The only way a student can have a Github portfolio is if they have a project worth working on, and the only way they can have that is if they’ve had generative interactions with the greater community; a community who has a plethora of problems worth working on.
Providing real experience has become the task of the school, and it’s one that has barely been embraced.