If you’re on the hunt for software engineers (and let’s face it, who isn’t?) odds are you’ve happened upon Github. On Github, developers commit actual code and collaborate with their peers on both private and public open-source projects (called repositories). Essentially, these perennially difficult to recruit candidates are building public portfolios for themselves, jam-packed with the exact information you need to determine whether they could be a good fit with your organization. Unfortunately, as we all know, these types are rather particular about how they are approached, and lest Github become merely another channel where top talent feel inundated by mass outreach, we’re going to need to be careful about our messaging.