I got my first patch accepted in Linux Kernel in September, 2014. Before this I had some repositories on my GitHub, through which I open sourced some of my projects.
This was my first contribution to an open source organization. Since then I am contributing to different open source projects.
I learn a lot while contributing to open source projects.
When I started contributing to open sources, I wanted some help, I wanted to read some experiences and wanted to feel that the mistakes that I was doing were not crazy.
I thought it is very difficult to contribute to an open source project. I had a lot of false perception about this.
After I realized that the perception that I have is false, I started working on making others realize this.
I and many other open source contributors receive questions where people who want to get started with it, share their story and difficulties they face. Till now I had replied to such mails by linking my blog posts (or others) or by linking good Quora questions or other useful content on web.
I felt there is something more I can do.
As a result, I have created a GitHub repository, where I have tried to curate a lot of useful things which can help one to get started with contributing to open sources.
Yesterday I along with Anna, Amitoj, Dinu, Geetika, Niharika, Shobha, Shaifali, Shivani, Shubheksha, Vatsala conducted an information session. Every one shared their story and then we picked questions from this list.
If you have a question similar to one given in the above linked list, you can watch the recording here.
Feel free to submit pull request for this repository if you feel there is something more that can be added which can help others.