GitHub spam(or opportunities?)

My email address is publicly visible on GitHub and all my code, too, is public on my GitHub profile. This combination has led to some interesting, targeted spam:


I wanted to introduce you to a new way to monetize your work and
contribution to the open-source projects you love the most.

I have been looking at your GitHub contributions, I think your
repositories would be of great value for companies if they have a
support plan that guarantees the resolution of issues if there are
any. You can learn more about it here
[<redacted-tracking-crap>], or if you have any
questions please feel free to reach out to me. 

Looking forward to seeing you as a member of PieceX, the best
marketplace for software source code.

This one doesn’t have a plaintext equivalent, so redacted(HTML stripped) to improve readability:

Get an offer as early as 2 weeks.

Not interested in U.S. software jobs with Turing at this moment? Then please click here to unsubscribe.


I saw your profile online and wanted to reach out!  You might be a great fit for many of the remote software engineering roles that top U.S. companies are hiring for on Turing.

Turing is based in Palo Alto, California, U.S.A., also known as “Silicon Valley”. We connect exceptional software engineers from around the world to top U.S. and Silicon Valley companies that are hiring for full-time remote software positions.

Live anywhere, enjoy rapid career growth: Live anywhere in the world, enjoy career growth opportunities formerly only available to engineers living in the Silicon Valley - Work with former Tech Leads and Engineering Managers from Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon, & various top tech companies and advance rapidly towards your professional goals.    

Full-Time, Long term opportunities: Turing only partners with U.S companies that are  hiring for full-time long term roles remotely and also work hard on re-matching you to subsequent long term opportunities. If you register and pass Turing’s tests and interviews, you may never have to interview for a job again.   

Compensation:  Turing engineers are compensated with salaries more than local companies in most countries. 

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If you run into any difficulty creating your profile, please email us at Our team will help you out as soon as possible. We look forward to matching you with new exciting opportunities!

Best Regards, 
Turing Team 

Turing is led by Stanford University alumni and successful A.I. entrepreneurs Jonathan Siddharth and Vijay Krishnan,  whose last A.I. company leveraged elite remote talent and had a successful acquisition 

Spam, IMHO.

It is spam in my opinion too. I’m not clicking on any links that were in the email, but some recipients might view such emails as job opportunities.

The service’s approach is too vulgar for my taste, but it is a very creative idea regardless: they have access to credible, high quality data through a person’s heatmap and FOSS contributions, that are publicly available which they’ve used to appeal to employer. The employee gets to choose from field tested, high quality coders and the ciders get tailor made job offers that come searching for them, quite ingenious IMO.

I wonder what other creative ideas can be derived from forges and the data they hold, and I wonder how they’d translate to the fedi.