Starting with Open Source
For many developers, contributing to open source is one of the most impactful parts of being a developer or in tech. The ability to contribute to high-impact projects which help thousands, even millions, of people build software systems is an amazing thing to be a part of. They also tell me that they’ve grown by leaps and bounds in their skills by working on open source projects.
As a developer who is early in my career, I’ve always had an urge to jump on the open source train and start making contributions. But my main hangup has always been the time it requires. For me, working 8+ hours at my day job as a developer at DigitalOcean is pretty tiring and it’s been difficult to balance adding open source to my schedule while also making time to recharge and relax. Additionally, I’ve found myself floundering a bit in finding which project to contribute to given the huge number of projects...
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