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  • Q: I'd like to participate. How do I begin?

  • Q: Other than writing code, how can I contribute?

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      Hang out on IRC and answer questions

      As more people hear about us, we get more and more people on our IRC chat room, #openhatch. That's great! Sometimes they ask questions while I'm asleep, though.

      Maybe you can join the chat and be friendly there!

         — Asheesh Laroia (paulproteus) · 9 years ago
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      Help triage bugs

      Stay up to date with our bug tracker, and try out people's problems. Even if you don't want to write code, you can help people see that someone is looking into the bugs they are filing!

         — Asheesh Laroia (paulproteus) · 9 years ago
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      Do performance testing

      I'd love to know what pages on the site execute slowly. Feel free to experiment a bit with the public site, or to download the code and try locally.

      Once you've done that, tell us what we need to optimize, or send a patch in that makes us use Django caching more aggressively!

         — Asheesh Laroia (paulproteus) · 9 years ago
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      Make it easier for new users

      I subscriped one year ago.
      After seeing no result (I was not able to change one line of code for any project), I gave up.
      I was reading on IRC and the mailing list.

         — davidbaumann · 8 years ago
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        Discuss documentation, testing, webmastering, and/or publicity.

        Include URLs if relevant (we'll automatically linkify them).

      • Example:

        We need people to download version 0.4.5 and make sure the frobulator still frobulates correctly.

  • Q: What's a good bug for a newcomer to tackle?

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      Adding a bug tracker

      OpenHatch's volunteer opportunity finder relies on the bugs we import from around the web.

      Project maintainers request that we add bug trackers by editing the OpenHatch wiki: http://openhatch.org/wiki/Bug_trackers

      What we do after that is write a little bit of code. You can help out by adding bug trackers to our index!

      Read https://openhatch.org/wiki/Bug_tracker_import_code/adding_a_bug_tracker to find out more.

         — Asheesh Laroia (paulproteus) · 9 years ago
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      • Tip:

        Many projects have good small tasks that can teach newcomers how the project works. Now's your chance to share one of them!

        Include URLs if relevant (we'll automatically linkify them).

      • Example:

        Someone could improve the photo upload dialog box so that it lets you resize the photo before sending it to the web.

  • Q: What is a bug or issue with OpenHatch that you've been putting off, neglecting, or just plain avoiding?

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      • Examples:

        I don't know how to get started with internationalizing my app.

        Bug 392 about printing was filed five years ago, and I don't even know if printing still works.

        I want help from a C coder writing a Maildir patch for Alpine.

      • Note:

        If this issue was formally filed on the web, be sure to include the URL.

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