In order to protect themselves against spam bots and email harvesters, developers on Github don’t always choose to display their email address. This can make it difficult for recruiters and potential employers to get in touch with these individuals.
While there are a few workarounds to uncover those email addresses, those steps are tedious and manual. Recruiters need to dig into the code and manually source emails. There is, fortunately, a better way to message developers on Github.
How to Message Someone on Github
Hikido’s chrome extension solves the hidden email issue. Simply install the extension, visit a developer profile and click the Hikido icon in your browser. Then, copy the email and begin your outreach.