Contributing to open source projects

Sudip Kafle

CTO and CoFounder @Phunka technologies

@kaflesudip - github / fb/ twitter/ g+

My story

My first code contribution

Final year project

Customer Name Phone no. Gender Call Date_time Call end Date_time Address / Location Duration Calling no.
Ram Bahadur 98343434343 Male 12/11/2011 10 Kathmandu -01 120 +977998989898
Hari Krishna 9898493849 Male 12/11/2011 100 Pokhara -01 12 +97793898348

10 Terabyte of Data

Generated Fake Nepali Names

Contributed it to https://github.com/joke2k/faker

Other contributions

A simple bug fix on a Python / Django project.

Contributing to an open source github project

The technical portion

https://gun.io/blog/how-to-github-fork-branch-and-pull-request/

Look at the issues

Fork

A local copy is created at your own github page

Clone


git clone git@github.com:[yourusername]/[project].git

Branch


      git checkout -b new-feature

Do the coding

Read the project's coding standard properly

https://github.com/LearnProgramming/standards-and-practices

Push your code

    git push origin newfeature

Submit a pull request 

Wait for response from author

What if your request is not accepted?

Its not just about code

  1. You can simply report an issue.
  2. Improve the documentation
  3. Translation to your local language
  4. Answer questions of StackOverflow
  5. Write a blog post
  6. Talk about the project

Finding projects you can contribute

openhatch.org

Sudip Kafle

http://github.com/kaflesudip

@kaflesudip - twitter / fb / g+/

sudip@phunka.com

flipkarma.com
meroanswer.com

Contributing to open source projects

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Contributing to open source projects

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