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From Kiattipoom Wongyai <kiattipoom...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Finding your niche (Re: Want a Mentor)
Date Sun, 17 Jan 2016 09:39:33 GMT
เมื่อ 17 ม.ค. 2016 9:51, "William A Rowe Jr" <wrowe@rowe-clan.net> เขียนว่า:
>
> Pawal, and other newcomers,
>
> Absolutely the best was to become a contributor is to begin by becoming a
> user of one or more projects!
>
> In time, you will find some shortcoming or missing feature that would make
> your work easier or make your life better.  That's the 'ah hah' moment
when
> you can dig into the source code, and whip up a patch that benefits you.
> We call that 'scratching your own itch'.
>
> By the time you bring that patch back to the project you will have some
> familiarity with the project, as a user, and a beginning understanding of
> the code underneath the project.  At that point, asking for a mentor to
> help you refine your patch and have it accepted and incorporated into the
> project is a terrific help.  Each project has their own approach and
> collaborative style, even though all operate somewhat similarly.  A mentor
> can be a big help with constructive criticism and encouragement.
>
> Best of luck!
> On Jan 15, 2016 00:53, "Paweł Kłos" <pawel@pawelklos.eu> wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> Definitely I agree with Jain. I'm a newcomer also. Up to this moment I was
> silently crawling Apache project searching for a project I could take a
> part of.
> Only added value is that I found many interesting Apache projects that
I'll
> use at work, but still don't know how to (in practice) contribute to one.
>
> Regards,
> Pawel Klos
>
>
> On 2016-01-14 21:34, Kapil Jain wrote:
>
> > No problem Patricia. Yes, it would be very helpful if Apache can have a
> > help wanted page, with needs and required skills and may be complexity
of
> > theissue. It will be very helpful for any newcomer. I have spent 1-2 hrs
> > today going thru almost all incubate projects, still no luck with
finding a
> > way to start/ take a first step.
> >
> >
> > On Thu, Jan 14, 2016 at 3:28 PM, Patricia Shanahan <pats@acm.org> wrote:
> >
> > I'm sorry - I thought you had already selected Hadoop. I don't know any
> >> alternative to picking projects, browsing their developer lists, and
> >> seeing
> >> if anything interests you.
> >>
> >> Maybe Apache needs a "Help wanted" web page where projects can list
their
> >> needs?
> >>
> >>
> >> On 1/14/2016 12:24 PM, Kapil Jain wrote:
> >>
> >> Yes, at a high level - however its providing details about version
> >>> controlling. feedback/ bugs reporting etc.
> >>>
> >>> I'm looking for a suitable project for me I can start understanding it
> >>> and
> >>> then contributing to it.
> >>>
> >>> On Thu, Jan 14, 2016 at 3:11 PM, Patricia Shanahan <pats@acm.org>
wrote:
> >>>
> >>> Have you read http://www.apache.org/dev/contributors?
> >>>
> >>>>
> >>>> On 1/14/2016 11:59 AM, Kapil Jain wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>> Still struggling to find a project and take my first step. Looking
for
> >>>>
> >>>>> mentor who can just help me in getting started.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> On Mon, Jan 11, 2016 at 3:57 PM, Kapil Jain <kapil.jain123@gmail.com
>
> >>>>> wrote:
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Can someone please help me in finding out a suitable project where
I
> >>>>> can
> >>>>>
> >>>>> contribute? I'm more interested in Hadoop and Java. But can work
on
> >>>>>> another
> >>>>>> project and/ or language.
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> On Mon, Jan 11, 2016 at 11:33 AM, Ross Gardler <
> >>>>>> Ross.Gardler@microsoft.com
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> wrote:
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> Welcome.
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> Please see details of the process at
> >>>>>>> http://community.apache.org/mentoringprogramme.html
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> It should be noted that 95% of the work is on your side.
Success
in
> >>>>>>> open
> >>>>>>> source is about self motivation and self management. The
other 5%
is
> >>>>>>> about
> >>>>>>> asking for help when you hit a barrier. The above link should
provide
> >>>>>>> enough info to get you started.
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> Sent from my Windows Phone
> >>>>>>> ________________________________
> >>>>>>> From: Kapil Jain<mailto:kapil.jain123@gmail.com>
> >>>>>>> Sent: ‎1/‎11/‎2016 8:24 AM
> >>>>>>> To: dev@community.apache.org<mailto:dev@community.apache.org>
> >>>>>>> Subject: Want a Mentor
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> I would like to join apache mentorship programme and want
to
> >>>>>>> contribute
> >>>>>>> to
> >>>>>>> Apache Hadoop project.
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> I have Java skills required for the project.
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> I'm unable to figure out how to contribute. Please assist.
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> Thanks,
> >>>>>>> Kapil
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>

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