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Why should you contribute to open-source?

Contributing to open-source describes a lot about you as a community member.

You are passionate

You are writing thousands of lines of code, drawing diagrams, building assets and running tests because you are passionate about it and not because you want to get paid for it. You absolutely love what you are doing and in the long run, your future employer expects the same sort of interest while working with them.

You do it cause you love to do it and not because you have to do it.

You are confident

You are confident about your creation and ready to face public criticism about it. With those reviews and comments taken on a positive note, you are willing to work tirelessly to make all changes to build better stuff. An average developer breaks a sweat to get an upstream while you know how good you can be.

You can easily answer all questions because you did things on your own.

You are comfortable

You are not overwhelmed when your project scales up rapidly with multiple dependencies and concurrent contributors. It clearly tells a lot about how comfortable you are in reading a foreign code and how you can adapt to the stated requirements. Better yet, you can make people match your requirements too.

You keep your mind steady in circumstances when people might to lose theirs.

You are interactive

You are aware about how you should interact with the fellow contributors and how you should ask for assistance. Working as a player in a multi-talented team is important and soon you would find yourself giving your best to bring together the best works of every teammate into a single magical project.

You know understand that teamwork can make happen your dream work.

You are informed

You are skilled about a stack and have garnered tons of experience with many projects. To move on to newer a stack would require you to go through documentation – which is cool. But getting to learn new technologies from your fellow community members while teaching them what you know is definitely cooler.

You tell and be told about cool tech for it is cool to be in the loop.

You are helpful

You are going to start from where you are. If it is zero that you are starting from, you will most likely get lots of help for your task. If you have previous experience in your field, you can pretty much help other newbies to start off. Open-source contributions are done as a hobby and you get also get to manage your time.

You bide your time to make better projects and compete corporations.

You are collective

You are a part of a collective. Open-source movement is all about helping people through software applications and services with open codebases. There is a palpable sense of freedom in choosing how you would tackle problems. You are free to make fork a project and add stuff that you think would make it better.

You feel good in a community as their are people here who watch your back.