Every contribution counts, no matter how small

Hello everyone, this is my first blog post on the ombulabs.com opens a new window blog. I am so excited to have joined the company and to have the opportunity to write here.

I have chosen this topic because I’ve felt like nobody tells you how or where to start contributing. This is a problem in the first few years when entering the university or when you want to learn by yourself.

What I’d really like to highlight is to keep going.
No matter what you do, if your contribution is long or short,

in the end, the interesting thing is that you are contributing.

That being said, I’d like to mention a quick checklist to fill for helping you to find your path in the tech environment.

✔️ Find something interesting for you

What language do I want to learn?

This could be difficult if you don’t have any idea about what to learn. Take your time and pick one- at any time you can change.

✔️ What do you want to improve?

You may want to improve your writing, but remember- it’s not all about code.

✔️ Join in the community

There are a lot of communities that are open to helping you out.

Another quick starting point could be the following:

  1. Clone the repository

  2. Set it up (mostly following the README file)

  3. Try to run the test suite

I’m kind of sure that by doing those steps you will find something to contribute.

To finish this first blog post, I’ll share with you a few examples of where I have been contributing. It works no matter if the project is big or small, all of them appreciate your contribution.

This updates the pecas README.md file opens a new window

This fixes a neovim plugin deprecation opens a new window

This improve the README.md file opens a new window

This adds the Rails version in the title opens a new window

puts See you soon!