What your code repository says about you

“You only get one chance to make a first impression,” the old saying goes. It’s cliche, but nevertheless sound, practical advice.

In the realm of open source, it can make the difference between a project that succeeds and a project that fails. That’s why making a positive first impression when you release a repo to the world is essential—at least if your motivations involve gaining users, building a community of contributors, and attracting valuable feedback.