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Open source software is publicly available code that is worked on in the open by large crowds of developers. Almost all new software today uses some open source software in its code. But most people never contribute to open source themselves. Some people would love to get involved in open source, but they don’t know how to get started.
Shubheksha Jalan found herself in this position. In her early attempts to break into open source, she failed to get much traction and found the open source community hostile to newcomers. She would fix beginner issues, but had trouble figuring out how to make more complex contributions. Eventually she found success and wrote about it. In this episode she takes us through that journey.
If you are wondering how to get into open source, this episode is for you.