GitHub Gardener

Daily, automated commits that turn your GitHub green

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#3 Product of the DayMay 13, 2018

GitHub Gardener is a tool that makes automated commits daily that magically turn your GitHub contributions green.

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Reviews

  • Bruno Lemos
    Bruno LemosDeveloper
    Pros: 

    Congrats on making and shipping!

    Cons: 

    I don't support this idea

    If you want to have a great contributions streak, do it for real instead of faking it. Otherwise GitHub contributions will have no meaning from now on.

    Bruno Lemos has never used this product.
  • Pros: 

    Good idea for looking as if you are productive

    Cons: 

    It is plain cheating

    It is bad for good devs who don't open source as much as they like (myself).

    It is bad for companies which need people who really are into open source.

    It is bad for devs as it generates a non-real competition, you've basically allowed us to cheat on your github-resume

    Marcos Vinícius Silva has never used this product.

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Alex Sideris
Alex SiderisMaker@alexandersideris · 23 | Maker | Muay Thai fighter
Hello PH! I am a 23 yo solo maker from Greece, the country of deep economic crisis. Just like many others here, I am chasing my dream of becoming an indie maker and possibly make a living out of it. I have been working hard on this dream for about 6 months now with no great results to show myself. As a result I found myself unmotivated to continue. I caught myself procrastinating, so I pulled my socks up, built and launched GitHub Gardener in a single week to get my momentum back! It is a silly idea, but the process of going from idea to launch is very helpful to me. I really had to battle my perfectionism on this one, but I am proud of the result for the time I put it. You can see the whole story from idea conception to launch on a single twitter thread here. (https://twitter.com/alexsideris_...) I understand that the nature of this bot may be controversial, but come on, there are a lot more worse things in this world than ‘undeserving’ green githubs, who gives a doodoo really. :P I really hope you like it, feedback is more than welcome! :D
Scott Bowler
Scott Bowler@scotty_bowler · Co-founder ChooseHolly.com
@alexandersideris I know how hard it is to get a project off the ground, so kudos for keeping yourself self motivated and moving forward. Out of interest, what tech stack do you work with? We're always on the lookout for motivated remote workers
Alex Sideris
Alex SiderisMaker@alexandersideris · 23 | Maker | Muay Thai fighter
@scotty_bowler Thank you Scott, honestly! Products/Services/Tools used: Back end: Ruby on Rails Front end: Bootstrap Hosting: Heroku Editor: Sublime Text 3 Design Inspiration: https://www.producthunt.com/post... Cron job monitoring: https://www.producthunt.com/post... Image hosting: imgur Logo: logomakr Analytics: GA with Startup Bell(https://www.producthunt.com/post...) Domain name: Namecheap Motivation: My twitter thread Fuel: Coffee I have documented EVERYTHING from the tools I used to every todo I completed on this twitter thread, you might wanna have a look! (https://twitter.com/alexsideris_...)
Scott Bowler
Scott Bowler@scotty_bowler · Co-founder ChooseHolly.com
@alexandersideris Very interesting to see your approach! Our stack is quite different (PHP, Laravel, Vuejs, Digitalocean, Postgres etc)
Alex Sideris
Alex SiderisMaker@alexandersideris · 23 | Maker | Muay Thai fighter
@scotty_bowler I like it! Good luck with your product!
Jake Prins
Jake Prins@jake_prins · Maker of RaterFox
@alexandersideris Really cool, but I don't like that I need to give permission for 'Organization access'. Do you really need that?
Alexander Isora 🦄@alexanderisora · Founder @ Unicorn Platform
Wish I am able to draw a picture with the GitHub pixels via this app 🤔
Alex Sideris
Alex SiderisMaker@alexandersideris · 23 | Maker | Muay Thai fighter
@alexanderisora Haha, great idea! I am writing it down as a todo right now. Hopefully, I will build build it in the future!
Pete Weinberg
Pete Weinberg@no_stack_dub_sack · Person, Developer
@alexanderisora @alexandersideris Check this out for inspiration on this idea: https://github.com/public-contri...
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
CHEATER!! Thanks for the backstory, @alexandersideris. I have no problem with this. 😊
Alex Sideris
Alex SiderisMaker@alexandersideris · 23 | Maker | Muay Thai fighter
@rrhoover Haha, you got me. You're most welcome Ryan, thank you for hosting this amazing community!
Tkachenko Arthur 🇺🇦
Tkachenko Arthur 🇺🇦@arthur_tkachenko · Building a tools for Food Tech projects
@rrhoover @alexandersideris it'll kill year of my commits :( btw, keep going. pretty sure that you'll make a lot of new products soon. Publish your experience at Medium article.
Mark Entingh
Mark Entingh@markentingh · .NET Core web developer extraordinaire
My github garden is already green because I make real commits to open source projects nearly every day
Josh Miller
Josh Miller@jmilr · UX & brand consultant.
@markentingh You’re a saint!
Matthieu de Luze
Matthieu de Luze@matthieudeluze · Co-Founder @ Studiolabs & Social Media
Nice story behind making this tool! Sometimes done is better than perfect 😼
Alex Sideris
Alex SiderisMaker@alexandersideris · 23 | Maker | Muay Thai fighter
@matthieudeluze Thanks Matthieu. Yep, that's what I am trying to learn incorporate :)