I’m a freeCodeCamp alumni and I wanted to set up a project to give campers an opportunity to practice working in an existing code base and going through the process of contributing to a repository on github.
The project I settled on is to build an easy-to-use API for the Random Quote Machine project. The current example project just fetches a list of quotes in bulk and when I was trying to build my own quote generator a few years ago, I found it really hard to find a good API with proper CORS headers. Let’s change that!
For now, I have set up a very simple express server and created some small issues for people to pick up. Newbies are more than welcome and I’m happy to help you get started or unstuck.
If that sounds interesting to you, please take a look at the repo on github here: https://github.com/simonpweller/quotes-api/issues
You can try out the API here: https://simple-quotes-api.herokuapp.com/random
Thanks and happy coding!