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I'm a recent computer science grad currently learning React and building decent a portfolio hasn't been easy. I really wanna get my hands on a real life project, but I have never even made a pull request before. Does anyone know of any open source projects that are accessible for juniors like me to finally get my hands dirty?

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Try Nodejs! Here is their PR Guide, it shows how to submit a PR step by step.

My first PR was with Node.js early 2017. I followed the steps in to set up my environment. Then I asked for a first issue from @NodeTodo on twitter. It was an awesome experience because everyone was very helpful.

I remember I couldn't get my build test to pass to start the PR. Several Nodejs members spent several days, helping me fix the issue.

Also when I submitted my solution, they gave me constructive feedback on how I could improve my answer.

If you decide to do a PR for Nodejs or you need help understanding how do submit the PR or work with Github/git, don't hesitate to ask me questions!


The Firefox dev tools would be a fun one to work on. It's written in React. Check out There's also the Brave browser's desktop browser whose UI is written in React as well. It's one of my resolutions to submit a PR to that repo. Both repos have beginner issues. If you need help with your first PR, let me know.


Nick, Thank you! Gonna follow your lead


I guess the popularity of these projects overwhelms me. But I'm gonna give it shot! Thanks guys @Nick Taylor and @Maurice Hayward


I'd say is a good starting point, they list lots of open source projects with open issues, I'm sure you'll find some project ideas there

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