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How to Create Good Good-First-Issues


By Nisha Kumar A good-first-issue, as you probably know, is a GitHub issue or pull request that has been marked by its creator as appropriate for beginners. Typically, it’s also given a good first issue label, making it easier for newcomers to find, although some projects use terms like easy-fix, beginner-friendly, or low-hanging fruit.  However Read more...
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What Open Source Can Learn from Scientific Computing and Vice Versa


By Yordan Karadzhov We all come to open source from different places, but my particular journey to becoming a full-time open source contributor—and more recently a project co-maintainer—is a little unusual. I started out working in experimental physics doing scientific computing. As part of my work, I was also a project co-maintainer, and it’s interesting Read more...