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Contributing to Open Source
Open source code or software is available, usually with a license, for anyone to use. It's common to collaborate on open source projects and use the material to build creative and exciting projects.
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Employers highly value contributions to and collaboration on open source. If you're new to open source, get started with the resources below:
The Beginner's Guide to Contributing to Open Source Projects
This article does a great job of giving you ideas on how to contribute to open source projects in little and big ways - every little bit helps!
Most open source projects host their repositories on GitHub. One of the great features of GitHub is that each repository comes with an issue tracker - just click the “Issues” link in the left sidebar of any of your favorite repositories to see where you can help. (Ex: jQuery’s issues)