It’s not often that I post a blog about a tool the next day I hear about it; this one is an exception. As if in response to my complaint about finding Github profiles where a particular programming language is “dominant”, i.e. most of the person’s code is written in that language, I got a message about OctoHR, a new free, lightweight, and useful Chrome extension. OctoHR shows the language “preference” information and reveals an email address as well. It can save Recruiters who directly source on Github a lot of time.
Here are two screenshots – the tool clearly shows which of the two profiles is a potential “Java Developer” candidate and which is not, independently of their activity level:
Additionally, the OctoHR has a quick UI dialog with input text boxes for locations and languages. That is to help those who are not using advanced Github user search(perhaps for the lack of time).
P.S. I can suggest a desired feature. Can we have a search for Github users for “predominant language”=Java + “follower number” > 50 + “Java repositories number” > 7? That might be a hard-to-implement requirement!