I didn’t expect this, and this year I wasn’t asked ahead of time if I wanted to receive this gift. It is however something of a collector’s item that I find very enjoyable.
I received my GitHub contribution matrix printed in steel. This is my 2021 contribution skyline. (Click the images for higher resolution.)
The thing is surprisingly heavy and sturdy. If I had papers lying around, this would an awesome paper press.
You might remember that I got a similar gift last year, so it felt natural to do a comparison shot of 2021 and 2020.
For 2020, GitHub counted 2,466 contributions, while I reached 2,543 in 2021. Very similar numbers, but clearly distributed very differently. The two matrix images look like this.
Enclosed with this gift was also a friendly and encouraging letter.
Thank you, all my friends at GitHub!