Getting started with open source

I was looking for a nice introduction to getting started in open source to share with a young person who is an undergraduate student in Computer Science in India. Unfortunately, while some people know about it, it appears that most universities don’t do a good job of preparing their students for the job interview, or the workplace.

One thing that I’ve always recommended is that people get a github account and showcase some of their work there. A second is to contribute to some open source project.

I found these two write-ups about the subject

https://www.hackerearth.com/getstarted-opensource/

https://www.freecodecamp.org/news/how-to-contribute-to-open-source-projects-beginners-guide/

If you are a student, or early in your career and looking to differentiate yourself from others, you should seriously look into this.


I posted this on linkedIn earlier today.

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