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Find Open Source Project to Contribute

To help you in finding good issues to solve on GitHub, we are going to look into websites and tips. It will help you in finding good issues according to your skillset.


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Suraj Vishwakarma

2 years ago | 2 min read

Originally published at surajondev.com

Introduction

One of the main hectic things in open source is to find a good repository to contribute especially issues that fall under your skill sets. It becomes more painful with beginners as I went through the process of finding projects to contribute.

To help you in finding good issues to solve on GitHub, we are going to look into websites and tips. It will help you in finding good issues according to your skillset.

So let's get started.

GitHub Issue Tab

GitHub Issue tab is not only for tracking the issue that you are assigned but also for finding issues. You can search issues through various terms few prominent among them are:

is: You can filter issues on the basis of the state i.e., open/closed and issues/pull request

is:open is:issue

label: You can search issues on the basis of labels that are given i.e., help wanted/fronted/good first issue/etc.

label:"good first issue"

language: Filtered the issue according to your preferred language i.e., javascript, java, dart

language:java

All together will look like this

is:open is:issue label:"good first issue" language:java
GitHub Issue Tab
GitHub Issue Tab

To know more about searching issues by different terms click here

Good First Issue

They have a curated list of popular open-source projects for beginners to make their first contribution to open source. The list can be filtered through different languages. They have 20+ language support.

Good First Issue
Good First Issue

You can find the description, language, stars, and last activity of every repository.

Code Triage

Code triage delivers you best open issue to your inbox according to your preference. you can do it by clicking on the triage issue in any repository. They also have a great list of repositories for beginners to contribute.

Code Triage
Code Triage

The list can be filtered through language. It has 90+ language support. It also shows open issues and descriptions of the repository.

Awesome Open Source

This website is recommended by my friend Rishabh Singh. Awesome Open Source will help you in searching, browsing, and combining 7k topics across 59 categories and 371,159 projects.

Awesome Open Source
Awesome Open Source

They have categorized every project according to their area of implementation such as security, networking, framework, graphics, etc.

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Last Note

I hope this will help you in finding a good open source project according to your preference for contribution.

Thank you for reading the blog post.

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