My name is Devansh Shah. I am currently a student living in Toronto and actively looking for internships. Over the years I have attempted to do a lot with my skill set in programming but I have always found Open-Source Development to be a jarring task. Over the years I have used Open-source code in my projects but I have never really gotten into contributing to Open-source development. However, this stops now! Over the next few months I will be actively starting to contribute to the Open-Source community and I will blog my experience here. This blog will show you some of my interests and my plan for how I will go about this intimidating task.
First, I will write this blog post as a starting point. Then, I will keep up with trending GitHub repos to see what interests me and fork them to my personal GitHub. I will then look over the code repo for this project and then check out how I can contribute to the project. Another step in my plan includes networking with the community within these projects to find ways I can be an asset to their projects. Finally, I will actively blog this process and also let you know about my successes and failures dealing with development.
The projects I have researched up till this point that interest me and hopefully I will contribute to in the future are the following repos.
These are visibly not the only projects I wish to contribute to but just a small list of projects that interest me with the little bit of research I have done.
The First one is an alternative to Google Analytics which interests me because I want to build tools that help users add value to their activities and a tool that allows the user to analyze their data is a perfect example.
The second one is actually an initiative that standardizes the use of emojis on GitHub commit messages. This project it allows contributors to contribute to the large Open-source community on GitHub.
The last one is an open-source algorithmic trading engine known as Lean. Lean is compelling for me because I enjoy programming and have a strong interest in trading. This one seems more challenging than the rest but I hope that one day I will be a able to work on projects such as this, and this is my first step in making that a reality.
This is only the beginning and I look forward to sharing more over the next few months about this experience. If you have an interesting story about your Open-source journey, please leave it in the comments so we can connect and see where this journey will lead. "A Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins with a Single Step."
This is my first step.