Sample LinkedIn summaries for coding professionals

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Your LinkedIn summary introduces you to your entire LinkedIn community including current and former colleagues, potential employers, and family and friends. LinkedIn provides a platform to share what makes your accomplishments and relevant skills unique, and the summary is the perfect place to showcase this from the get-go. Displayed on your profile under the “About” header, you can tailor your summary to your particular niche in the coding industry. 

The purpose of your LinkedIn summary is to:

  • Demonstrate your passion for your niche in the field of coding.
  • Emphasize the unique value you bring to your role.
  • Give your reader an idea of who you are as a professional.

Essentially, you are communicating your professional brand in your LinkedIn summary.

The format for your LinkedIn summary is flexible, so it’s up to you how you’d like to present yourself. First-person pronouns are recommended, and you’re welcome to include an invitation to others to connect with you at the end.

You can get more detailed advice about developing your professional brand in our Professional brand guide and a closer look at LinkedIn in our LinkedIn profile guide

Expert advice

“A strong introduction in your LinkedIn profile will get the reader interested in reading it. So it’s important to lead with telling them who you are before getting to the details.”

– Donne B., career expert at edX

LinkedIn summary samples

Example 1 — Web developer

As a driven and tech-savvy web developer, I have always had a strong gravitational pull toward technology. I am currently pursuing an intensive web development coding certificate at [school name]. I am gaining experience in the foundations of web development while honing my skills in HTML5, CCS, Bootstrap, JavaScript, jQuery, and a bit of Python and MySQL. With an appetite for continuous learning, collaboration, and problem-solving, I plan to create and maintain websites while developing iOS and Android apps. Equally passionate about building applications that assist people in making their lives easier. Looking to bring my attention to detail and technical skills to a company to grow and become a valuable asset.

Example 2 — Front-end web developer

I am a front-end web developer holding a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. I recently earned a certificate in full stack development from [school name], where I developed skills in JavaScript, CSS, React.js, responsive web design, and more.

As an innovative problem-solver passionate about developing apps, I focus on mobile-first design and development. Since completing the bootcamp, I have continued my studies independently to learn more about iOS and Android development.

I bring the following to every project:

  • Problem-solving skills and perseverance
  • Creativity and design fundamentals from a minor in graphic design
  • Dedication to teamwork and flexible collaboration
  • Foundational knowledge of agile software development principles
  • Basic understanding of UX/UI principles

I’m excited to leverage my skills as part of a fast-paced, quality-driven team. Let’s connect!

Example 3 — Back-end developer

Personable and passionate back-end developer with a sales and customer service background and a full stack certificate from [school name]. I have honed my skills in Node.js, Axios, Express, Handlebars, SQL, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, and Python to develop meaningful server-side applications. I can collaborate and work with a team while solving problems in high-stress environments. An articulate individual who enjoys connecting with co-workers and is passionate about building applications that assist people in making their lives easier. Looking to bring my attention to detail and technical skills to a company to grow and become a valuable asset.

Additional resources

Your LinkedIn summary is a great place to let your professional brand shine and kick-start many networking opportunities. 

Check out our Professional brand guide, LinkedIn profile guide, and Networking guide for more in-depth information about similar topics. 

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