I'm a software developer in Australia.
I want to make a website/portfolio for myself that shows
- Who I am
- What I do (programming)
- What I've done (projects etc)
- Why I think I'm good at what I do (what languages etc)
- Share why I love my work
And so on. Basically a website where people can go to instantly learn a bit about me without having to link them my personal Facebook or something.
I'm not looking for a job though. I'm happy where I am.
This is mostly just a learning experience (practising web development), for fun and for the reasons listed above.
I would like to ask my current manager if I can display some of my work on my portfolio - that is, some of my successful projects that I've done at work. Is this appropriate even though I'm not looking for another job?
How would I go about addressing this with management so that they don't get the wrong idea?
Is it advisable to tell them about this at all? Or should I just not include my current work/projects on my portfolio and just keep it simpler?