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Where does one take part in an open source project?

Posted 28 February 2013 - 12:05 PM

I am a novice programmer, and because firms look for experience more than a degree, what are some projects to look into?
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Re: Where does one take part in an open source project?

Posted 28 February 2013 - 12:06 PM

I would mirror the type of work you are looking to get experience in. For example it doesn't do you much good landing a job in dot net if you do php open source projects.

What is it that you desire to learn?
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Re: Where does one take part in an open source project?

Posted 28 February 2013 - 12:10 PM

Web programming, Java applications, HTML, something of that nature. MySQL is also widely looked for but I have no experience with that yet.
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Re: Where does one take part in an open source project?

Posted 28 February 2013 - 12:32 PM

Then get some. No excuses for not doing some personal projects and gaining experience that way. If it ends up going that far you may end up with your own open source project.
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Re: Where does one take part in an open source project?

Posted 01 March 2013 - 08:58 PM

I've actually been able to show employers various things I've done on my own and it mean something. They'll appreciate your initiative of creating your own thing over just trying to follow someone else, too.. As long as your project turns out well.
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Re: Where does one take part in an open source project?

Posted 01 March 2013 - 09:54 PM

I had the same thought, although I'm suffering from a creative slump lol
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Re: Where does one take part in an open source project?

Posted 01 March 2013 - 10:00 PM

You might want to check out WordPress.
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Re: Where does one take part in an open source project?

Posted 02 March 2013 - 08:01 AM

As ESR says, watching the announcements list on some of the open source repositories is a good way to find things of interest.
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Re: Where does one take part in an open source project?

Posted 02 March 2013 - 10:07 AM

I posted a link related to this a month or so back..

http://www.dreaminco...source-project/
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