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CONTRIBUTING: Sophia Castellarin on Vagrant

Leading up to (and during) the month of October, we want to help you discover open source projects to work on, and put your Hacktoberfest contributions to excellent use. Meet Sophia Castellarin, Software Engineer at HashiCorp working on Vagrant.

Check out this page regularly for more interviews with contributors & maintainers

What can you tell us about your project?
Vagrant aims to simplify managing your development environments across your virtual machines, be it VirtualBox, Hyper-V, or VMWare. It basically treats your VMs as ephemeral and it capsulates the lifecycle of your VMs with simple commands and actions, puts them in some configuration which you can share with your coworkers or friends and allows you to plus in whatever isn't already built-in to Vagrant.

Sophia Castellarin on Vagrant

What contributions are you welcoming?
Vagrant is happy to accept all kinds of contributions. Whether it's bug fixes - or if you don't have a fix for a bug but you just have found a really great one you'd like to share with us - we're happy to fix those. We also love getting documentation fixes for either outdated documentation or grammar fixes.

What skills do people need to contribute?
There's a wide variety of skills you can use to contribute to Vagrant. It's written in Ruby, so knowing Ruby is a plus. But there's also large parts of Vagrant that are written in Bash or PowerShell, so knowing either, or operating system knowledge is a great way to contribute.

How do I get started?
Vagrant is a HashiCorp product, so we follow the HashiCorp Community Guidelines. If you'd like to know how to get started with Vagrant, I suggest checking out our getting started docs. We also have a contributing guide, up on GitHub. And if you'd like to discuss with the developers working on Vagrant you can reach out to us on GitHub, or you can join our HashiCorp Discuss forum.

Join, October 2nd, for CONTRIBUTING.md - a virtual Hacktoberfest meetup, free and open for anyone who wants to join. Learn what Open Source projects are looking for contributions, which communities are looking for new members, and who is looking for advice from someone with your exact skill set. Check this page regularly for more interviews with contributors & maintainers which we'll release until the event.

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