Optional: Contributing To Open Source Projects

If you haven't done so already, it is time to contribute to your first open source project!


The contribution can be as big as a new feature, or as small as fixing a typo in the README.md file. Here is what we are going to do:


1. Join our Discord community (see Lecture 2 of this course)

2. Read this step by step guide by selecting "Open Source Projects".

3. If you have trouble with the steps above, watch this video and follow along to make your first contribution (and follow the ZTM youtube channel for weekly tip videos): How To Get Started With Open Source | Make Your First Contribution.

4. In order to see the Zero to Mastery Icon in your Github profile, follow this: https://help.github.com/articles/publicizing-or-hiding-organization-membership/.




Here at ZTM we actually run community events where you get to participate in Open Source Projects and Group Projects with other students all year long! We have events like Advent of Code, Hacktoberfest, Frosty February Hackathon, Capture the ZTM Flag, etc... We announce these events on our Discord server throughout the year so keep an eye out for these announcements!