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Dhruv

What was your motivation when you first started contributing to open source projects?
How would you suggest which project to pick when people are just starting to contribute to open source?

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Sean Larkin Ask Me Anything

So crazy enough, my first open source contribution was way before I was working on webpack. It was a weird Ruby gem, and I noticed a bug. So I put in an issue and the person said: Make a PR. So I googled "Make a PR", followed the steps and fixed it! XD

I guess sometimes I'm so blindly brave that contributions have never been scary to me. I always wear mistakes on my wrists so I think "wow this could be a great way to get mentorship from someone else even if I bomb it".

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Dhruv

Thanks Sean. It's the scary part that keeps most of the people away from open source.

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Sean Larkin Ask Me Anything

Exactly. I think the more we celebrate the mentality of failing as a growth opportunity. The more open source will thrive.

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Dhruv

True :)