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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.
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 your 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)