Most of you might already know what open source software is and the community around it.
Today I would like to share my first step towards OSS where I participated in the Hacktoberfest event and was able to successfully submit 4 PRs that got approved 🚀🚀🚀🚀
During the month, maintainers of OSS from all around the world tag issues as "hacktoberfest" and "good-first-issue". Most of the issues are beginner friendly, especially for first time contributors. This was the best time for me to start out and learn the about it.
So I found a project called ToolJet that signed up for Hacktoberfest and actively providing good first issues for contributors who are beginning.
I worked on fixing few good first issues that were opened by the maintainers.They were very responsive, reviewed the PRs carefully and always checked if changes align with their code standards. Even though my contributions weren't huge, having it merged gave me an immense confidence boost.
Checking to a whole new repo, reading through the code and figuring out things was great. While contributing to this repo, I additionally learnt about docker and how applications run on it.
Therefore, from a developer who was using numerous open source libraries in own projects to contributing to one of them feels awesome. I am so glad for choosing to participate and hope to continue on it.
Would love to take any suggestions related to OSS contributions.