I am an active member of the SharePoint StackExchange forum/community. I would like to add a link and description of my experience as a member of StackExchange on my LinkedIn profile. I am confused as to under which section should I add these details?

Also, it would be really nice if StackExchange comes up with something similar to what Codeschool has implemented... Add to my LinkedIn Profile facility. All we need to do is to click on that link and the course that we completed is added to our LinkedIn Profile.

Edit 1: Codeschool is just a website for online tutorials, offering range of technical courses (Free as well as paid). Check this link

After completion of courses they offer certificates and at the end of the course on the Certifiacte/Badge page they provide a link to add that certificate to our LinkedIn Profile. Find the snap below:

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Upon clicking this link the course is added under the Certification section of LinkedIn without us having to take any further trouble.

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    Well, what you have is your global flair that can be embedded as image anywhere. Dec 2, 2015 at 8:46
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  • @ShadowWizard But this won't remain updated automatically with the growing reputation on this Community, right? I mean, I will have to keep on adding Global Flair whenever there is a change in reputation Dec 2, 2015 at 8:57
  • Depends on LinkedIn. If they let you have the actual image (and not copying static version to their servers) then it's updated once every 24 hours. To know this, try adding it, then in your actual profile, view the source of the image. Dec 2, 2015 at 9:04
  • @ShadowWizard Thanks for this useful information Dec 2, 2015 at 9:07
  • @gnat Thanks for a useful link Dec 2, 2015 at 9:07
  • Anyway, found a dupe, turns out this was asked before. :-) Dec 2, 2015 at 9:07
  • @ShadowWizard This wasn't a duplicate as I have asked for feature request too (see second para) Dec 2, 2015 at 9:09
  • I don't know what is "Codeschool", and so most others, so first explain what you mean exactly, with details about what you ask Stack Exchange to do, then I can reopen it. Dec 2, 2015 at 9:39
  • @ShadowWizard Check updated question Dec 2, 2015 at 9:51
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    Cheers, reopened and added relevant tag. Dec 2, 2015 at 9:54

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That is a nice suggestion. Someone could create an app to do this, Stack Exchange, or even you yourself if you are a little familiar with programming on the API (or want to learn).

Another option is to embed your SE profile as 'content' (through the Link option in LinkedIn). Currently LinkedIn doesn't support embedding your profile nicely. I have tried it with one of my questions, and it doesn't render that nice. It just shows a blown up SE icon, although it understands the question format.

I am not sure who would need to make a change to make this work beautifully. LinkedIn uses Embed.ly, possibly SE needs to do something to support the data format they request.

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    I am not too familiar with programming on API, but I will definitely give this a try Dec 2, 2015 at 10:20
  • @YashSaraiya Any luck? Nov 30, 2016 at 19:07
  • Not yet. Actually, I haven't tried this from quite a time :-( Dec 1, 2016 at 8:32

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