Akshaya Kulasekaran

SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Ramapuram

First Contributions, Community Event

This event was an opportunity to introduce my community members to the ins and outs of contributing to GitHub projects. We discussed contributing etiquette, Issues, and Pull Requests.

After attending this event, participants could

  • Identify projects and opportunities wherein they can add value
  • Have the confidence required to make a contribution
  • Know how to approach a project with the intention of contributing
  • The difference between a small contribution and a spammy contribution
  • Use features like Labels, Milestones, converting Milestones into Issues, linking PRs to Issues and so on
  • Used one of my earlier projects as a sandbox to demonstrate contributions