So many times I’ve seen blog posts outlining why a developer should contribute to Open Source Projects and well, no matter how many pages or lines that post is, it all sums up to one thing:
Contributing to Open Source Projects adds credibility to your portfolio.
You could fix bugs or perhaps find a new feature you think Node.js ought to have whichever you do, it’ll still count as a contribution.
React.js may be the most popular framework out there, considering the fact that it’s an integral part of one of the most popular technology Stacks (MERN), React can also create hybrid apps using React Native. Another thing you should know is that React was created by FaceBook so that’s another Resumé plus if you can pull this off.
FreeCodeCamp is an Awesome non-profit, here anyone can learn web development, and I mean anyone(Psst, it was founded by a school teacher) so you have no excuse and their whole site is completely open-source so there are just so many things you can contribute to perhaps even add your own mini-lessons.
Note: Even if you don’t contribute you should still try it out.
Atom, this is another eye-catcher for your portfolio as this wonderful and self-proclaimed Hackable text editor is one thing that’ll at least give your resume/portfolio a second chance in the hands of merciless recruiters.
Gatsby is a static site generator that is blazingly fast it works alongside React to create stunning results.
Basically, React Router is a collection of navigational components that compose declaratively with your application, it works with React Native too.
Prettier is an Awesome code formatter that keeps your code, neat, well-formatted, and readable and the best part is it’s open-source.
Gulp.js is part of the family (Webpack is an uncle) that eases your development stress, it allows you to automate your workflow and avoid slow, repetitive processes (reminds me of my days of multiple copy and paste, but I digress.)
That’s it for now, if you have any ideas or suggestion you could reach me out on Twitter or drop it in the comments section.