Ingressive for Good

$6,650 of $2 million
Select Payment Method
Personal Info

Donation Total: $1,000.00

Building Portfolio as a Developer and Engineer

This is a brief summary of the I4G Circle monthly community webinar for the month of August 2022.  By Oluwaseun Dabiri. Which I found very beneficial and thought to share.

He went straight to the point, sharing 5 actionable steps we can follow to build our portfolio and put our work Out there. 

  1. Build Projects:
    • Take your time to build projects. Search for project inspirations and implement them.
  2. Document Your process:
    • Especially for Backend developers use platforms like GitHub gist, swagger, postman, to document your API and share with people who might want to work with them etc.
  3. Write:
    •  Capitalize on writing things like solutions to a problem you encountered. Share how you solved it, and others can avoid possible occurrences. 
    • Try challenging yourself to write once a week, or once every two weeks. And be sure to share them on other social media platforms like LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.
    •  Use platforms like Hashnode,, and medium. 
    • The more you write the more you become visible.
  1. Contribute :
    • Try to look for projects/products on google, GitHub, and the likes to contribute to. 
    • For example, if a designer designs a product. Take it upon yourself to bring the design to life as that contributes to your Portfolio.
    • Contribute to an open-source project. 
    • Contribute to a friend’s project.
  1. Networking and community:
    • This is very important, that is how you get people who speak on your behalf. 
    • Join a community and be active. 
    • Attend events: physically or virtually. Effort in attending physical events. Don’t be shy there, get to know people, and introduce yourself.

Advice from questions answered:

  • Whatever your level is, make an effort to contribute still.
  • Your portfolio grows as your experience grows. Do not be shy, just start somewhere. Build the portfolio according to your skill set.
  • Do not lie about your portfolio. Even if it is only HTML you know, write it that way. 
  • To be hired as a frontend developer, most companies prefer that you are at least proficient with one frontend framework.


  1. Who is speaking on your behalf by Prosper Otemuyiwa
  2. Check out to give you an idea of what you need to acquire knowledge in a particular field + resources.


  1. This is really helpful

    1. User Avatar

      Glad to hear it

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Shopping cart close