We all have wish lists. Here’s the deal. Contribute to any of these open-source projects and I will help you in any way I can.
- CiJoe: a build tool. I’d like to see live progress implemented. Keep it simple, Sam.
- Heroku-bartender: a deployment tool for Heroku. Pickup any feature request.
- Gem-licenses: an open-source license generator. I’d like to see licenses matched by a real algorithm.
But, I have no experience!
This is how you get some.
This is Ruby. I’ve never done that!
Even better. A lot of very strong developers that I know write Java, C++ or C# by day and would like to try Ruby for the first time. Bored with the tutorial? Don’t know where to start? Here you go. This is a chance to experience the elegance of Ruby, building something people actually want. Procrastinating at your corporate job? This is your chance.
Who the hell are you and what can you do for me?
I run engineering in a small NYC startup. I’ll try to help you in any way I can.
- I’ll be happy to spend some technology-related face-to-face time.
- I can introduce you to entrepreneurs, tech leads, hiring managers or, if everything else fails, a decent recruiter in the New York area.
- I’ll invite you to visit GeneralAssemb.ly for happy hour and maybe even try to hire you for art.sy.
- I can be your reference. This will make a huge difference if you don’t have any real job experience and are finishing college next year.
So, you want free labor?
Yes, I do. Well, I can easily pay someone to build these features. But they are all nice-to-have’s and we have a lot more work than we can chew.
I have a Wish List Too!
Maybe this can become contagious? List your 3 open-source projects wish-list on your blog and link it in comments!