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Ben Halpern
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Who's looking for open source contributors? (Dec 3rd edition)

Find something to work on or promote your project here.

Please shamelessly promote your project. Everyone who posted in previous weeks is welcome back this week, as always. 😄

Happy coding!

Top comments (21)

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Jeremy Grifski

Hi all!

It's been awhile, but I'm back looking for some help with the Sample Programs repo (100 stars & 78 forks). Long story short, we're looking to collect code snippets in as many languages as possible. For reference, here are the top 6 languages by size:

  1. C (20.2%)
  2. Haskell (15.3%)
  3. Python (10.5%)
  4. Java (7.9%)
  5. C# (6.8%)
  6. TypeScript (6.2%)

Is your favorite language not making this list? Why not swing by and help us out?

We have a couple milestones we'd like to reach by the end of the year:

  1. 250 code snippets (currently at 220)
  2. 100 articles

Yes, you read that correctly! We host documentation on GitHub pages which explains every code snippet in the repo, but only if we have people who are willing to help write the articles. If code isn't your thing, maybe some technical writing is!

At any rate, we appreciate whatever help we can get.

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Viktor Köves

If you are interested in transit, I work on Caravan Transit and we could use your help!

It's a Ruby on Rails app that seeks to make it really easy for transit riders to report issues and view the problems other riders have filed. Think of it like Waze for public transit!

If you want to help implement mobile push notifications, fix some bugs, or anything else, we'd love to have you.

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Tirth Bodawala

We are looking for JavaScript developers with expertise in TypeScript to contribute to our opensource project ReactPWA, the Github repo is

It is a boilerplate built on top of PawJS, that is pluggable and extendable, offering various features such as SSR, Image optimization, code splitting, progressive web app with Sefvice worker and much more.

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🇨🇵️ Nathan Graule


I'm working on TerrainLib and maintaining a Vue.js CLI plugin adding pre-rendering vue-cli-plugin-prerender-spa.

TerrainLib is a terrain heightmap generation library written in Python. I'm gearing the library as a way to easily implement terrain generation in other applications, but try to keep it simple enough for people who want to do scripting to get a good result with a few lines of code. I'm looking for people who want to take a look at the various issues I haven't been able to figure out yet (like how I can't save a 16bit PNG file through Pillow, for example), and native English speakers to review the README and documentation.

With the pre-render-spa plugin, basically, any help is appreciated! :D

I also have Bayer.js but it's more of a personal project to better understand Node.js and less something for actual use, however, again, any help is appreciated! Bayer.js is a server abstractions library using RxJS.

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Mikael Sand

It would great to get more maintainers to react-native-svg
e.g. many filters are implemented in iOS already, but need porting to android to be released
enabling support for drop shadows etc.
I can probably help out and mentor quite a lot, but don't have much time to code on it right now because of fast progress in my work/startup, and because of not having any (react-)native apps in those projects for any customer facing ui atm.
The android port of the filter support should probably be implemented using renderscript and java, but e.g. a developer experienced with c#/obj-c/c++/c-like languages could probably handle it as well.

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Sven Kanoldt

Hi Folks,

if you also hate writing boiler plate code and you love well documented Restful APIs that you love to document with OpenAPI / Swagger then have a look at the general purpose DTO and Validation generation project of mine contributions are welcome.
Currently only php is available but the idea is flexible and its written in dart which is awesome.

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Riley Durant • Edited

Do you live in the Greater Toronto Area and like React?

I built tps-calls ( It's real-time mapping of locations where the Toronto Police have responded to a call for service. These calls include incidents such as arrests, gun calls, collisions involving people or property, assaults, industrial accidents or disputes. It's built with React, Redux, React-map-gl & Material-UI.

If you have any questions about contributing, have an idea for the project, or any feedback, I'd appreciate it. If you like UI work, that’s main thing I’d appreciate some help with.

If you're interested, you can find the repo @

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André • Edited

„“ is an opensource bookmark manager (because my browsers are a mess)!

We started some time ago but there is not much going on as of now, would love some people to jump in and revive the project :)

At the moment its a Vue.js Site using Indexeddb for the storage. There is not too much missing for the release.

well well well

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Claudio Sparpaglione

Hi devs,

I have this cute little library called PyOWM: it is a Python client for various web APIs by OpenWeatherMap

These APIs provide data about current and forecast weather, air pollution, UV rays exposure, satellite imagery for agricultural purposes, etc.. People mainly use it on custom Raspberry/Arduino-related projects, but also bigger projects such as Home Assitant use it.

The library is thouroughly unit-tested, heavily object-oriented and has a CI-CD pipeline in place. A small user community lives on a Slack channel... There is also a library logo! :)

Help with coding/testing/documentation would be appreciated with the upcoming library version 3; this will be a major library refactoring (simplified high-level interfaces, lighter codebase, asynchronous executability, etc.)

Anyone interested? Please get in touch via GitHub!

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Hello Everyone!

Git + Rem(ote) = Gitote ❤️

Software version control made simple!

Welcome to the gitote. We are so excited to have you. With your help, we can build out Gitote to be more stable and better serve our platform.

What is Gitote

Gitote is an open source end-to-end software development platform with built-in version control, issue tracking, code review, and more, it is an alternative to GitHub, GitLab, Bitbucket and many more!

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Milos Protic

Hi people,

Recently I've been working on a JavaScript framework called PlazarJS. Would you be kind and take a look at it?

If nothing, report an issue, or throw a star it if you liked it.

Here is the link

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Benny Powers 🇮🇱🇨🇦

I'd love some help writing browser tests for lit-apollo, the set of base classes, mixins, or custom elements that hook up to your Apollo cache.

Can you set up a mock graphql server? Can you wrangle karma or Cypress in an app that uses shadowDOM? Or do you want to try your hand at something new? Reply here or PM if you're interested.

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Vinicius Stock • Edited

Hello, people

Promoting my personal project of late: Sail. It is a lightweight responsive admin panel for configuring a Rails application live without requiring a deploy.

Here are three possible ways to start if you wish to help.

  • Improving the dashboard looks (i.e.: making it look more elegant, minimalistic, enhancing animations and transitions to create a visually pleasing experience)
  • Suggesting new setting types (more details can be found in the github page)
  • Helping with the wiki documentation writing usage examples

I would also love to have an icon made for Sail to be used as favicon and for the top of the README file, but I have no design skills. I thought about something like a simple sail boat on top of tracks (because of Rails, of course). I would be completely amazed If someone made an attempt on it.

Happy coding, everyone!

vinistock / sail

Sail is a lightweight Rails engine that brings an admin panel for managing configuration settings on a live Rails app


Maintainability Build Status Test Coverage Gem Version


This Rails engine brings a setting model into your app to be used as feature flags, gauges, knobs and other live controls you may need.

It saves configurations to the database so that they can be changed while the application is running, without requiring a deploy.

Having this ability enables live experiments and tuning to find an application's best setup.

Enable/Disable a new feature, turn ON/OFF ab testing for new functionality, change jobs' parameters to tune performance, you name it.

It comes with a lightweight responsive admin dashboard for searching and changing configurations on the fly.


Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'sail'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install sail

Adding the following line to your routes file will make the dashboard available at <base_url>/sail

mount Sail::Engine => '/sail'

Running the install generator…

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Thomas Rayner

I don't have a project but I am looking to contribute to something that's intermediate-friendly, in C# that's looking for a helping hand.

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Alexey Melezhik • Edited

SparrowHub is a script management system. Come and upload your scripts here, let people know about your scripts.

An Animated Guide to Node.js Event Loop

Node.js doesn’t stop from running other operations because of Libuv, a C++ library responsible for the event loop and asynchronously handling tasks such as network requests, DNS resolution, file system operations, data encryption, etc.

What happens under the hood when Node.js works on tasks such as database queries? We will explore it by following this piece of code step by step.