How to get started with open source?
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Some of the most common reasons for contributing to open source are:
- to learn fast as a software engineer
- to network with other engineers
- to experiment with new tech
- to have proof that you can do the type of work you want to do.
Get familiar with the mechanics of forking, branching, committing, pushing, and sending a PR (pull request).
You can practice that with this repo: github.com/firstcontribut…
Alternatively, you can do the same with this repo of mine:
Common ways to find it:
- Check an open-source library or tool you use
- Find people on Twitter and check their projects
- On GitHub, look for good first issues
- Find which open source companies are hiring, and contribute to their projects
It's ok to start small, for example with a typo fix.
Then, after that, just keep going!
Don't be afraid to ask questions, get involved in communities, or try sending small PRs.
It's important to be consistent - so I recommend the #100DaysOfOpenSource challenge.
I've created a repo that keeps track of active open source repos you may want to contribute to.
I've been actively managing this list recently and I'm hoping it'll be a helpful resource.