GitHub Gardener

Make your github history green, with daily automated commits

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

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Bruno LemosIndie Developer

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.

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Congrats on making and shipping!

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I don't support this idea

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Alex West
Maker
Maker. Mixed martial artist.
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
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Scott 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
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Alex West
Maker
Maker. Mixed martial artist.
@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_...)
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Scott Bowler
Co-founder ChooseHolly.com
@alexandersideris Very interesting to see your approach! Our stack is quite different (PHP, Laravel, Vuejs, Digitalocean, Postgres etc)
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Alex West
Maker
Maker. Mixed martial artist.
@scotty_bowler I like it! Good luck with your product!
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Jake Prins
I make things.
@alexandersideris Really cool, but I don't like that I need to give permission for 'Organization access'. Do you really need that?
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Alexander Isora 🦄
Founder @ Unicorn Platform.
Wish I am able to draw a picture with the GitHub pixels via this app 🤔
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Alex West
Maker
Maker. Mixed martial artist.
@alexanderisora Haha, great idea! I am writing it down as a todo right now. Hopefully, I will build build it in the future!
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Pete WeinbergPerson, Developer
@alexanderisora @alexandersideris Check this out for inspiration on this idea: https://github.com/public-contri...
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Ryan Hoover
Founder, Product Hunt
CHEATER!! Thanks for the backstory, @alexandersideris. I have no problem with this. 😊
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Alex West
Maker
Maker. Mixed martial artist.
@rrhoover Haha, you got me. You're most welcome Ryan, thank you for hosting this amazing community!
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Tkachenko Arthur ~UA~
Building code 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.
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Mark Entingh.NET Core web developer extraordinaire
My github garden is already green because I make real commits to open source projects nearly every day
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Josh MillerUX & brand consultant.
@markentingh You’re a saint!
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