Why I DON’T ADD YouTube Projects to My Portfolio!!!

Vikram Nayyar CS
2 min readAug 14, 2021

Intro:

As the title indicates, I’m talking about why I DON’T add projects from YouTube tutorials to my portfolio.

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Typically the creators of these projects do encourage you to add them to your portfolio because they will help you land jobs HOWEVER:

Reasons Against:

Doing this means you can end up falling into the habit of copying code!!

Because you’re following a planned tutorial, you aren’t actually thinking about how the app was made (an important part of Software Development is the Analysis stage at the start).

If you put a project from a tutorial on your portfolio; you run the risk of an interviewer asking you a question that you mightn’t know the answer to!!

These projects become less original/in demand; once they’re published online!

Exceptions(?!):

You fully understand the code.

You make changes to improve the projects!

Final Things:

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Vikram Nayyar CS

Computer Science Student | Digital Content Creator!!