When it comes to software developers, GitHub is the holy grail of geeks. Everyone who’s anyone is on this platform, and a site you probably frequent if you’re hiring a computer wiz. Want a way to check these developer’s GitHub activity? Then here’s the sauce.

GitHub makes it somewhat straightforward to tell user activity, but there’s a better way. With OSS Insight, you have a clean one page dashboard of all the recent repo updates, pulls and pushes, and everything else in-between. This makes chugging through developer’s GitHub activity extremely painless, to the point where you can tell within seconds just how active this coder is.

There are some other niche features like GPT powered data exploration. It lets you request data in natural language and spits out a very intelligent answer. It can even generate SQL from the dataset. If you have a detailed enough request, you could use this to headhunt active developers in a specific field. The search feature is VERY powerful, give it a try.

You can also explore trending data. If you want to see what sort of code is hot right now, it’s a great place to start. It tracks all sorts of metrics on GitHub, far more than the average person might need.

This tool has a myriad of uses, we really recommend you take a look and see if it’s something you can add to your workflow.

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Dean Da Costa

Dean Da Costa is a highly experienced and decorated staffing professional, recruiter, sourcer and manager, who also boasts outstanding experience and skills in Human Resources, Project Management, Training, and Process Improvement. He is best known for his work in the highly difficult security and mobile arena's, and the gold star winning numbers he produced. His keen insight and creation of ground breaking tools and processes, to enhance and change staffing as we know it, have proven he is a true "Staffing Thought Leader". Despite all this he remains first and foremost one of the top sourcers, staffing managers and full cycle recruiters in the industry and a true "Search Authority"

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