There are a lot of people (software engineers,  open source compatriots, coding warriors) who contribute to programming projects on Github.

You may be interested in a certain someone on Github, and you need to contact them! Recruiters? Potential partners?

This is the surest way to find someone’s email through Github!

  1. Find the person’s Github username.
  2. Go to a recent Github project that they’ve contributed.
  3. Check the link of a commit message.
  4. Add .patch to the link, and you’ll see the email they used to git commit.

1) Find the person’s Github username

A little Googling should be fruitful.

google-person-github

 

2) Go to a recent Github project that they’ve contributed

We check out the user’s Repositories tab. Click on the repository on the top of the list.

find-a-github-project

Click on # commits.

go-to-github-commits

 

 

3) Check the link of a commit message

Click on the most recent Github commit, which is also a link.

check-most-recent-commit

The commit link is long and has a hash value at the end.

https://github.com/huyle333/huyle333.github.io/commit/e3db62eb93a71112945fe7319aa01125bc6d10e3

regular-github-link

 

4) Add .patch to the link, and you’ll see the email they used to git commit

At the end of the link, add .patch and refresh the page.

https://github.com/huyle333/huyle333.github.io/commit/e3db62eb93a71112945fe7319aa01125bc6d10e3.patch

patch-github-link

You’ll see a new metadata page with an e-mail at the From: section because most users associate their git commits with an e-mail.

email-on-patch-github-link

Eureka!