My first open source contribution 🐣
By Sulamita Ivanov

Posted on 12/12/2023

My first open source contribution 🐣

In an attempt at getting comfortable with GitHub, I made my first open source contribution; a README file for Dennis Ivy’s personal website. It was a small contribution but it’s a start!

After tweeting about my first contribution, I received a lot of questions about how to get started with open source. I’m still a beginner myself but I wanted to share some tips and resources to help you get comfortable with contributing to open source projects.

Before starting

A few things to note before you start contributing to open source projects:

What to look for

Contributing to open source doesn’t have to be a big project like I thought. You can start small and work your way up. Here are some ideas of what to look for:


Here’s a few helpful resources: