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Hillary Nyakundi
Hillary Nyakundi

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How To Get Started With Open Source Project Contribution

Open source is in your best interest, whether you're an individual, a corporation, a small business, a non-profit, or a government agency.
Contributing to Open Source can be a rewarding way to learn, teach, share and build experience. There are plenty of reasons why one/people would contribute to an Open Source Project, some of the reasons are:

  • To improve the software you rely on
  • To find a mentor if need one
  • Learn new skills
  • Share your skills
  • helps you gain a much deeper knowledge about the software
  • helps your reputation and can leverage your career
  • is fun and gives you personal satisfaction What is your motivation to contribute to open source projects? Let me know by responding to this post or via Comment Section.

How can one Contribute Open Source ?

Contributing does not necessarily mean to contribute to code, one can contribute to open source in many different ways, like:

  • You can add a description to elaborate more or even give a guidance to a given project.
  • Add examples to show how the code works
  • Write tutorials for the project
  • Do a translation for a project
  • You can answer questions about a project (Stack overflow, Reddit)
  • Offer to mentor another contributor
  • Fix typos and arrange the work folder correctly

All of the above ways count towards contributing to an open source project.

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Top comments (2)

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Brian Canzanella

Great tips! My open source company is always looking for contributors (see the github link in my profile)

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Hillary Nyakundi

I will check it out for sure