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Brayden W ⚡️
Brayden W ⚡️

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Open Source: 1st week done and I'm loving it! 🥰

It's been almost a week since I dropped my side project and started working on open source and and I'm really loving it!!! 🥰

After hearing about Digital Ocean's Hacktoberfest from some developers, I couldn't wait to get started and make my mark in the open source world!

About a week later I finished 4 pull requests and now I'm waiting to get the special-edition free shirt. 🙃

But that's not the end of it...

I didn't want to stop there. I decided to test out my React skills by creating a simple Emoji-Search with React. And that was super fun.

screenshot of web app

I open-sourced it on Github only expecting to get a few stars, but ended up getting over 30 in a week!! 🎉

Of course, that leads to other important responsibilities too. I had to review a decent amount of pull requests and issues which took up some time. However, I'm happy with this. I know that I can help improve the experience of others and do the same for other developers' projects.

I can't wait for the next week, and the next week, and the next week. 😁

This is gonna be an awesome ride 🚀 and I'm glad to have your support.

High five

🔗 react-emoji-search:

Posts referenced:

🙄 I'm dropping my side project
🔍 After learning React for a week I made an emoji-searcher tool
30 Stars on my Github repository in 1 week!

Top comments (4)

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Manuel Castellin

I think the best thing about working on / hosting an open-source project is that other contributors are always trying to top what you just published. It's like they're on a mission to show the world it could have been done better.

I mean, OpenSource totally isn't for touchy people, but personally, I love that attitude, because, if you can accept the criticisms and really understand other people's inputs, you can grow and learn more than you could ever have on your own.

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Brayden W ⚡️

Love that :D

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Jane Tracy 👩🏽‍💻

Love the design. Absolutely amazing, Brayden.

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Brayden W ⚡️

Thank you so much Jane :)