I really like doing OpenSource development. Not only because it give me exposure as a developer, but also because I can solve my own problems. By this I mean that when I find a problem in a project, I can fix it! We all know this, but I really want to show how much we can help each other out.
Just recently I got myself involved, more actively as before, in the workless gem. I blogged about this gem before so I won’t repeat myself about the workings of the gem. But I noticed how I enjoy to help people with issues with the gem. I have a app installed on my iPhone so I can easely browse the issues, and as I watch the repo I get notified when new issues are reported. When I can, I try to help out and fix the problem. When the maintainer of the repo approves of the pull request, I’m really satisfied with my work. To see the project move forwared, partly because of my help, that’s a real cheer-me-up for me. I hope to help more people and projects out in the future when I get a chance and when time permits.
So if you know of a project, or if you have a project, on wich you cloud use a extra set of eyes or some help… Please drop me a line!