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Articles and series about getting started in open source. We share tutorials, tips, and advice—plus, great open source projects and communities for those new to open source.


A behind the scenes look at Exercism for improving coding skills

Exercism helps programming students develop a high degree of fluency, even at a low level of...
Why events matter and how to do them right

Get tips for how to do events right for your open source community from Drupal Cafes organizer...
Getting started with shell scripting

Learn how to create, test, and debug scripts with our getting started tutorial.
How companies can help employees contribute to open source

Learn how companies can get started in contributing to open source projects, including encouraging...
My first three contributions to open source

A first-time contributor shares her experience with DuckDuckGo, Perforce patcher, and GitLab.
How to choose your first programming language

Your reasons for learning to code should inform your choice of a first language.
Improve your programming skills with Exercism

Exercism is an open source project and service aimed at helping people level up in their...
How to get started as an open source programmer

This guide helps newcomers figure out where to start as an open soure programmer, including various...