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What was your first major Open Source Contribution?

What did you learn from it?

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Belhassen Chelbi • Edited

not a major one but the first : this is funny because the first open source contribution was just adding the dev.to logo icon to the simple-icons project

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Emmanuel Obogbaimhe

Cool stuff man.

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Ben Halpern

Awesome!

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Ben Halpern

"Major"? Pending...

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Emmanuel Obogbaimhe

Haha same. Little ones here and there but nothing too serious (yet).

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Phil Ashby

As mentioned in an earlier comment: dev.to/phlashgbg/comment/2okc

..I wrote a device driver and tar implementation for backing up MS-DOS machines to 0.25" cartridge tapes. Getting it accepted to the Simtel archive was a learning experience, I had to have everything documented, buildable with the listed tools and supply tests - it's almost like they wanted people to use it :) Good lessons to take to the next project!

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Emmanuel Obogbaimhe

Cool! That's some valuable experience you got right there.

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Tomer

Mine was this pull request github.com/ipython-contrib/jupyter... which I did instead of my Machine Learning homework because I kept failing matrix multiplications. Overall I got great feedback and really enjoyed it.

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Emmanuel Obogbaimhe

Good alternative to doing homework lol. Nice!

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K (he/him) • Edited

In terms of lines of code, an example for Cycle.js

Otherwise, I fixed some bugs I found or added something to the docs after I searched it for hours in the code, hehe. They all could have small or big impacts, depending on how people used it.

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Emmanuel Obogbaimhe

Cycle.js. Good stuff!
Also very true.

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alcovegan

Not sure about major, but first one was open source library for work with an API of one affiliate program: travelpayouts-js (it doesn't have english readme at this moment, sorry :))

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Emmanuel Obogbaimhe

Cool project man! Yea next step is the english version lol. Good stuff though.

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Felipe Cruz Martinez

My first OSS contribution was in github.com/a8m/documentdb-go

What I liked the most was that feeling of satisfaction after seeing my first PR had been merged :)

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Emmanuel Obogbaimhe

Sweet! That is always a great feeling. Keep it going man!

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Michael Peyper

My first was also my biggest, open-sourcing a library I wrote for work: github.com/ioof-holdings/redux-sub...

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Emmanuel Obogbaimhe

Cool stuff! Great documentation too.

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laurence

Typographical errors, improvements/suggestions. in the README.md :)

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Emmanuel Obogbaimhe

Good stuff!

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