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Discussion on: What are your programming goals for 2017?

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Mara Averick

In 2017 my goal is to contribute to open source projects. As an avid user of R, I reap the benefits of open source materials on the daily. And, lo and behold, just by asking the rstats twitterverse for ideas, I quickly got a bevy of great suggestions-- all of which were less intimidating than my internal vision of what "contributing" to open source might entail. Issue fixes, building extensions, refactoring old code etc. are all well and good, but starting out by lending a hand with documentation, or reviewing packages makes this goal seem much more approachable.

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Ben Halpern Author

My first contribution to a "big" open source project was adding some events to the calendar on the Reactjs website. 😊