(Link to original article from my Medium page: https://medium.com/@shaffan1996/my-first-github-contribution-in-a-while-2aa1309683b4)
It was only three lines of HTML, but it was something that was explicitly requested by the people at Articulate Common Lisp. It details how to install Steel Bank Common Lisp, a popular version of Lisp, in two quick steps. They have a bunch of cool material to help people get started writing cool stuff in Lisp.
Aside from Common Lisp, the main takeaway is that making contributions to open-source, is a really good step for your career as a programmer, even if it’s really small stuff like changing or adding a few words on a page! People who started out making small pull requests eventually can become maintainers for open-source software that thousands of people use every day. Give it a shot! You never know what small contribution today can have a big impact on yourself or somebody else tomorrow!
Feel free to leave feedback on this post. This is my first tech blog post, so I’ll accept gladly consider any suggestions to make this piece more interesting, relevant, or easier to understand!
Edit: A reader suggested that I provide a link to the actual pull request, so here it is: https://github.com/articulate-common-lisp/articulate-common-lisp.github.io/pull/67
Also, here is the link to the Common Lisp website: https://lisp-lang.org/