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dellward profile image Dell Ward ・1 min read

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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Nick Taylor (he/him)

The Firefox dev tools would be a fun one to work on. It's written in React. Check out docs.firefox-dev.tools. 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.

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Dell Ward Author

Nick, Thank you! Gonna follow your lead

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Maurice Hayward • Edited

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 nodetodo.org/ 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!

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Dell Ward Author

Thanks man! I'm gonna go for it

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Klaudia

I'd say up-for-grabs.net 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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Dell Ward Author

This looks good. Thanks!

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Dell Ward Author

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

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