Contributing to Open-Source Projects

A “straight from the heart” post by Rishi about contributing to open-source projects. This post is more about why you should contribute, how people help out and how satisfying it is.
Here is a quote from the post that sums it all up – “The only regret I have is, why did I start so late …”.

Learning shall never stop..!!!

Today I would like to share what I have learned from the very little open-source contributions I have made so far. But before I do that, I would like to write a little bit about myself. I am ruby on rails developer at JoshSoftware for the past 3 years. Before that I was studying Electronics in Pune Institute of Computer Technology, Pune. Yes.. you read that right. I was an electronics student in computers college. The reason I am laying out the details is, I do not want you to think that I am some big shot who has been working for a decade. I am just a guy who likes to write programs and do web development.

So, here is the list of hurdles I came across until I made my first open-source contribution:

1. Which projects should I contribute to?
Thats a valid question. There are tons ofโ€ฆ

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About Gautam Rege

Rubyist, Entrepreneur and co-founder of Josh-Software - one of the leading Ruby development shops in India.
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