How to Get Involved in Open Source

Thanks to one of my advisors, Titus, for this article about how to get involved in open source projects. It suggests the following…

To Code:

  • Read the developers guide for Python.
  • Fix bugs in Python or Django. Particularly, choose bugs that catch your attention or that you have experienced.

Here is a great video called “Get off the bench: Making the leap from user to contributor” from a Django developer about how to get involved:

Open Source Your Own Code:

  • Put your code online on Github.
  • Put other things on Github too, like grants, papers, and syllabi.

Track Your Progress, Share Your Knowledge:

  • Edit documentation for Django or Python.
  • Blog! When you encounter problems, post them and your solutions on a blog somewhere, so other people can learn from your experience.
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