Accessing your personal dashboard
Your personal dashboard is the first page you'll see when you sign in on GitHub.
To access your personal dashboard once you're signed in, click the in the upper-left corner of any page on GitHub.
Finding your recent activity
In the "Recent activity" section of your news feed, you can quickly find and follow up with recently updated issues and pull requests you're working on. Under "Recent activity", you can preview up to 4 recent updates made in the last two weeks.
Open issues and pull requests appear in the recent activity section when:
- You have opened an issue or pull request.
- Someone has commented on an issue or pull request you opened.
- Your issue or pull request was reopened.
- Your review was requested on a pull request.
- You were assigned to an issue or pull request.
- You referenced an issue or pull request via a commit.
- You commented on an issue or pull request.
Finding your top repositories and teams
In the left sidebar of your dashboard, you can access the top repositories and teams you use.
The list of top repositories is automatically generated, and can include any repository you have interacted with, whether it's owned directly by your account or not. Interactions include making commits and opening or commenting on issues and pull requests. The list of top repositories cannot be edited, but repositories will drop off the list 1 year after you last interacted with them.
You can also find a list of your recently visited repositories, teams, and project boards when you click into the search bar at the top of any page on GitHub.
Staying updated with activity from the community
The main section of your dashboard has two activity feeds:
- Following: Activity by people you follow and from repositories you watch.
- For you: Activity and recommendations based on your GitHub network.
This feed shows activity from repositories and users you have shown a direct interest in, by following a user or watching a repository. For example, you'll see updates when a user you follow:
- Stars a repository.
- Follows another user.
- Creates a public repository.
- Opens an issue or pull request with "help wanted" or "good first issue" label on a repository you're watching.
- Pushes commits to a repository you watch.
- Forks a public repository.
- Publishes a new release.
For more information about following people and watching repositories, see "Following people" and "Be social."
For you feed
Note: This new tab is currently in public beta and subject to change.
This feed shows activity and recommendations based on your network on GitHub. It's designed to provide updates that inspire you, keep you up-to-date, and help you find new communities you want to participate in. Your network includes:
- Repositories you have starred
- Repositories you've contributed to
- Users you follow or sponsor
- Users you've collaborated with
- Organizations you follow
Exploring recommended repositories
In the "Explore repositories" section on the right side of your dashboard, you can explore recommended repositories in your communities. Recommendations are based on repositories you've starred or visited, the people you follow, and activity within repositories that you have access to. For more information, see "Finding ways to contribute to open source on GitHub."