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#1 Cplusplus_and_furious   User is offline

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Any interesting open source C++ projects out there to work on?

Posted 07 March 2018 - 10:23 PM

Hi yall, I wonder if anyone can please recommend an internet/web-programming C++ project that I can work on (preferably on Github) to boost my profile? I don't mind working for completely free and I certainly don't mind making a little beer money.

I want to be able to, when finding the next job, shove this project's experience as credential of some sort in an HR's stunned and awed face.

Any interesting (or not so much) ideas?

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#2 wseng92   User is offline

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Re: Any interesting open source C++ projects out there to work on?

Posted 07 March 2018 - 10:51 PM

There are a lot of projects here

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#3 ndc85430   User is offline

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Re: Any interesting open source C++ projects out there to work on?

Posted 08 March 2018 - 01:51 AM

You haven't told us anything about you or what you're interested in. A project that might be interesting to someone else might not be so for you. Have you also considered just working on your own projects? There must be some idea you have where you've thought software can help you. It might be an idea to start there, because you might find the complexity in any reasonable open source project to be overwhelming.
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Re: Any interesting open source C++ projects out there to work on?

Posted 08 March 2018 - 07:29 AM

I think our OP is looking for the name recognition by a well known project and being able to say that he committed code into that project. See:

View PostCplusplus_and_furious, on 08 March 2018 - 12:23 AM, said:

I want to be able to, when finding the next job, shove this project's experience as credential of some sort in an HR's stunned and awed face.


Personally, one commit would not impress me. What would impress me is either a major refactor, or a brand new feature designed and implemented in an existing open source project that is known to have a strict gauntlet for accepting changes.
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Re: Any interesting open source C++ projects out there to work on?

Posted 08 March 2018 - 07:33 AM

That did give me a sensible chuckle on phrasing.

Github has a nice sort/search.

https://github.com/trending/c++

https://github.com/s...pe=Repositories
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Re: Any interesting open source C++ projects out there to work on?

Posted 08 March 2018 - 01:18 PM

Me, I'd be looking for a history of commits to a project or some projects that you actually use. You might look through the open-source tools that you use regularly and take a look at their issues lists. If there's an open issue, see if you can write a fix for it.

View PostCplusplus_and_furious, on 08 March 2018 - 12:23 AM, said:

I certainly don't mind making a little beer money.


Just to put this out there, to get paid for working on open-source is not unheard of but it usually involves getting hired by someone.
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Re: Any interesting open source C++ projects out there to work on?

Posted 10 March 2018 - 10:32 PM

You may work on stockfish :D
stockfish chess
it is on github
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