A few months ago I tweeted out an open invitation for anyone new to contributing to open source.
If you're new to contributing to open source or @nuxt_js, and want to, let me know. I'd be really happy to have an informal chat, pre-PR review, etc. ❤️
When people messaged me, I sent through a link so they could book a short call at a time that worked for them.
I was honestly astounded at how many people wanted to chat. People I had never met or encountered. And even people I 'knew' from online. Some wanted to contribute but were entirely new to open source. Some had ideas they wanted the chance to implement. A couple wanted me to 'pitch' Nuxt to them.
- I had mixed feelings that so many people wanted to talk - at first. Seeing virtually every free day I had be booked for the next month was a little daunting.
- Looking back at those calls, I don't regret a single one. A number of people I'd now consider valuable contributors to Nuxt messaged me - and we had a chance to talk for the first time. And I think there were plenty of folk who would be assets to any project.
- I've summarised a few thoughts about contributing to Nuxt that came out of these calls.
- I absolutely want to have an open-door policy in future.
So here's the deal. If you want to have a 10-minute chat about anything, then I would love to talk to you.
Particularly, if you want to be involved in open source and you feel you lack experience or background, please let me know. I will make time for you and I know others will too.
I also want to make it easy for people to engage me a professional basis. I am fairly limited in terms of the time I have, but I'm happy to make it easy to book an hour's call.