Open Source for Emerging developers

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Open Source for Emerging developers

Open source was once a bonus; now it's essential.

The best way to become a successful software developer in 2023 and beyond and build an amazing career in tech is to "Build in Public."

Sounds crazy? 🤯 Hear me out.

Demonstrate Credibility

Gone are the days when degrees and certificates were sufficient. AI tools are becoming proficient in passing standard tests(See here, here, here)

As we integrate AI assistants into our workflows, it's crucial to hone our innate creative and problem-solving abilities. Engaging in Open Source projects is evidence of one's ability to address real-world challenges, work collaboratively, and produce tangible results.

Standing out from the crowd

Think about it.

Your next employer could be in a different country or even continue t. But if they cannot find you, how will they hire you?

Being active in the open source community enhances your profile

The most dangerous phase in the language is “we’ve have always done it this way” - Grace Hopper

We have to change, evolve & adapt.

Become An Open Source Developer

Starting with open source might seem daunting, but we are here to help. Here are a few steps to get you going:

  • Understand Open Source: Open source software allows users to access, view, modify, and distribute its source code. It fosters community and encourages diverse contributions.

  • Learn Git and GitHub: Git tracks changes and aids collaboration, while GitHub manages Git repositories. Both are essential for open source contributions.

  • Find a suitable project: Seek out beginner-friendly projects on GitHub and contribute to open issues to add value.

  • Follow project guidelines: Abide by each project's code of conduct and contribution standards to ensure your work aligns with the project.

  • Leverage communities and ecosystems: Emphasizing the importance of community, the saying goes, "If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together." Engage with the open source community on platforms like Discord or Slack.

For more insights, check out our last masterclass, where Tobi discusses the above points in depth.

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Godspeed 🏃🏾