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My First PR got merged!!

sonaljain067 profile image Sonal Jain ・1 min read

I always want to work and contribute👩‍💻️ to large codebases but feared the complexity of code and also lack of knowledge dragged me backward from contributing to Open Source. But one day, I got an opportunity to attend a session with GitHub star⭐️ of the Year which my community has organized. After attending the session, I got the great inspiration to start with my Open Source journey by contributing to the community🚀️ and forgot about my level of knowledge/experience.

And then the magic✨️ happens, got my first issue and after working for 2 days my first pull request got merged. The issue was not difficult but I feel proud to be a contributor to the community.

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Major Learning -

  • My myth of Open Source contribution breaks off that only experts can contribute to a project. I agree with the fact that contribution does require good knowledge but one doesn't need to know all the things to get started with Open Source.
  • A good mentor can amplify your growth.

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kartikey rawat

Great Blog 👌

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Eddie Jaoude

Awesome!!

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Sonal Jain Author • Edited

Thank you for motivating me😇!!

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Rishabh Rathore

Amazing Work

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Rashmi Sidar

Great keep moving forward and inspiring people around you 😁✨🙌

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Sonal Jain Author • Edited

Indeed it was a great compliment. Thank you😇!!