Learning is a never-ending process, to keep you on track, many organizations host and runs different types of Open Source programs. All programs run with one core value awareness and increase literacy about Open Source.
➤ Why join these programs?
▪️ Contribute towards big projects/Org.
▪️ Learn more about the Open Source.
▪️ Get mentored by industry leaders/mentors.
▪️ Get hired by the Orgs.
▪️ Learn industry contributing standards.
➤ List of programs
Here is a list of some of the programs in which you can participate and enhance your Open Source skills, most of them are beginner-friendly.
▶️ MLH Fellowship
The MLH Fellowship is a 12-week. You will learn and contribute to Open Source projects that every company depends on, like Facebook, GitHub, etc
◾Website - fellowship.mlh.io
▶️ Google Summer of Code
In this students are paired with a mentor to contribute toward a single project for which they have to submit the proposal, for a fixed amount timeline. Also
◾Website - summerofcode.withgoogle.com
Codeheat is a coding contest for developers interested in contributing to Open Source software and hardware projects at FOSSASIA. All participants with a minimum of five merged PRs in the entire contest time.
▪️ Website - codeheat.org
▶️Google Season of Docs
Many projects miss good documentation. However, GSoD is a technical writers program, and in which, Open Source organizations come together and work on open source projects documentation.
▪️ Website - developers.google.com/season-of-docs
▶️ LFX Mentorship
As an aspiring contributor, you will get a chance to learn and get mentored by experienced open source projects, developers, and maintainers who help you to contribute to some big and real-world projects.
◾Website - lfx.linuxfoundation.org/tools/mentorship
▶️ GSsoC - GirlScript Summer of Code
It's also a 3-month long program, but it's a little different from GSOC, in these, you can select your own project to, which you want to contribute. It's more beginner-friendly.
◾Website - gssoc.girlscript.tech
Hacktoberfest is a yearly event to encourage people to contribute to open source in October. It's a celebration of community, learning, and giving back.
- There is no application process
▪️Website - hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com
▶️24 Pull Requests
It's an annual event encouraging developers to give back to Open Source projects over the holiday season, by submitting 24 pull requests between December 1 and December 24.
- No application process
▪️Website - 24pullrequests.com/about
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