Your profile on Riipen is what other Riipen users see when they click through your name to view your details. Filling out your profile is recommended, so that your Riipen profile looks professional to anyone who's looking.
Are Profiles Public?
Yes, by default profiles are publicly viewable to Riipen users. If you wish to mark your profile private, you can do so here in your account Settings.
What Shows up on Your Public Profile
You can check what your public profile looks like by clicking the "View public profile" link in your dashboard.
Your public profile includes the information you can fill out (your bio, work experience, education, personal projects), your Riipen in-class projects and challenges, and your organizations.