You can visit your personal dashboard to keep track of issues and pull requests you're working on or following, navigate to your top repositories and team pages, stay updated on recent activities in organizations and repositories you're subscribed to, and explore recommended repositories.

Your personal dashboard is the first page you'll see when you sign in on GitHub.

To access your personal dashboard once you're already signed in, click the in the upper-left corner of any page on www.github.com.

Finding recent issues and pull requests

You can quickly find and follow up with recently updated issues and pull requests you're working on, or subscribed to, under "Browse activity."

Recent activity showing issues and pull requests octocat recently contributed to

Under "Browse activity," you can preview up to 12 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

You can easily access the top repositories and teams you use from the sidebar of your dashboard.

list of repositories and teams from different organizations

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 GitHub community

View updates from repositories you're subscribed to and people you follow in the "Browse activity" section of your news feed. The "Browse activity" section of your news feed shows updates from repositories you watch or have starred, and from users you follow.

You can also star new repositories and follow new users directly from your news feed.

For example, if a user you follow, stars a repository, you'll see the option to star that new repository directly from your news feed. For more information, see "About stars."

Star a repository button from news feed

If a user you follow, starts to follow a new person, you'll see the option to follow that new person directly from your news feed. For more information, see "Be social."

Follow a person button on news feed

You'll see updates on the news feed 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.

For more information, see "Following people."

Exploring recommended repositories

To explore recommended repositories in your communities, at the top of the dashboard page, click the Discover repositories tab. 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 open source projects on GitHub."

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