Getting Started in Open Source

This is a collection of articles focused on the beginner or newcomer to open source projects, contribution, and communities. 

Improve your programming skills with Exercism

Improve your programming skills with Exercism
Exercism is an open source project and service aimed at helping people level up in their programming skills using a philosophy of discovery and...Read more

Stop searching for projects and start searching for bugs

Stop searching for projects and start searching for bugs
A Mozilla contributor shares her big list of resources for finding good bugs in open source projects.Read more

How not to get help in open source

How NOT to get help in open source
Open source communities can be very friendly places, but there are right and wrong ways to ask for help.Read more

8 ways to get started in open source

Great Wide Open 2016 lightning talks: Chris Aniszczyk
Chris Aniszczyk shares eight ways developers can get started contributing to open source.Read more

Kicking the tires on Korora, a novice-friendly Linux distro

Kicking the tires on Korora, a novice-friendly Linux distro
Do you want a new-user-friendly Linux distro that works out of the box? We show you how to get started with Korora.Read more

First timer’s guide to FOSS conferences

First timer’s guide to FOSS conferences
Going to your first open source conference can be intimidating, so Sarah Sharp has compiled ten tips for people who are new to the conference circuit.Read more

Getting started with Emacs text editor

An intro to Emacs
GNU Emacs can be much more than just a text editor. Learn how to get started.Read more

GPIO Zero and Raspberry Pi programming starter projects

kids in a classroom learning about Raspberry Pi programming
One of the most exciting starter activities to do with a Raspberry Pi is something you can't do on your regular PC or laptop, such as flash an LED or...Read more