Too many fun projects!Posted: April 18, 2011
The problem with getting into open source development, is that there are too many interesting projects going on. The three that I am currently most interested are GIMP, Unknown Horizons, and Bravo. Each of these projects teaches very interesting things, but I think I may need to focus on one especially with finals on the horizon.
As a noob, my own impact has been predictably minimal and often times I feel like an idiot, but I believe that it ultimately forces me to learn things to become a better developer. Like how my Wizard City sprint helped me fully get my head around the basic aspects of Python, talking to experienced devs on IRC and absorbing their generously given advice has truly made me more aware as a programmer. In fact, I think that just reading code without trying to force myself to contribute things has greatly helped. Baby Steps. 🙂