11 thoughts on “05/31/2018, 21:55

  1. @hooper is there a local meetup near you that you could ask around at? if not, any local code schools? barring that, if online is okay, an online course that has good teacher-student interaction with office hours might be a good bet, too.

  2. @kitt @hooper Have you considered joining an open source project? By tackling the “smaller things” like bugs or even documentation you’ll be committing code/content and hopefully getting reviews by more senior folks.

  3. @cm @kitt I’m actually enrolled in Flatiron right now, which has been good – and thanks for the tip – I found localish meetup. My real need is to talk with real people about issues I’m having and career advice, etc. The Flatiron folks are helpful, but I find myself wanting human interaction in person. I live in a rather remote spot (Northeastern Vermont), so that increases the challenges. Thanks for the suggestions.

  4. @cm To be honest, I’m terrified of working on an open source project, as I don’t really know how to begin. Do you know good resources for finding a project to work on and getting started?

  5. @cm @kitt Thank for the tips. I did find a local meetup. I’d love to join an open source project but am a bit terrified at that prospect. I thought I replied to you guys earlier, but I couldn’t find my reply….so here it is again (possibly).

  6. @kitt @hooper

    Good luck with the local meetup, I think that’ll be valuable. I should take my own advice about joining a open-souce project, but if I did, I’d just search github for something interesting and see what would be the easiest thing to do, do it, submit it for feedback. Daunting, no doubt!

    If you’re ever in Portsmouth NH, let me know. Would love to meet up face-to-face with other micro.blog folks!

  7. @hooper @cm I feel like once-upon-my-prior-life, I knew of some articles about how to get started—in fact, I feel like I started to write something like that for Camino, but I can’t find it 🙁

    I second @cm, though, look around for a project that seems interesting to you (especially something you use/might use), read any contributor guides and project philosophy statements it might have, and poke around the bug lists for something that seems interesting and do-able (and that the maintainer wants done—no sense spending time working on something the project doesn’t want/hasn’t agreed on what they want yet), comment you’d like to tackle it, and go for it.

  8. @smokey @hooper @cm Apparently one of the things I was thinking of were the comments on an old post of mine about why I worked on Camino. One of the vlc developers and some other folks responded to someone’s comment about getting involved in an OSS project. Not sure if the answers are any better than what’s already here, but since I stumbled upon it, I may as well link it 🙂

  9. @smokey Thanks for sending me to that post. It was encouraging….and I have my first meetup tonight…so I’m off to the races. Next- find a Ruby open source project I can help. Oh – and thanks for making Camino. It was once my browser of choice too – for many of the reasons you listed in your post.

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