I’ve found that my GitHub activity page has been a great resource for discovering new projects. In particular, finding the right people to follow has been key. As an experiment, I’ve created two new twitter accounts to expose some of this.

I’ve created two new accounts and GitHub and two matching ones on Twitter, one for JavaScript and one for PHP, and I’ve followed creative and interesting developers with both GitHub accounts. When someone that they are following on GitHub stars a project, the Twitter accounts tweet about it.

Processing With Yahoo Pipes and Ifttt

These accounts each generate two RSS feeds. I use Yahoo Pipes to combine and filter these feeds. You can see how this currently works:

Filtering and Combining

The output feed is then given to Ifttt.com to post to Twitter.

The Resuling Feed