Hi FreeCodeCamp people!
FreeCodeCamp is a great project and a wonderful community. I’ve observed it for some time and thought it is a good moment to become a more active participant.
I would like to request some feedback from your side on the idea I came up recently and I’m trying to bring to life.
Here it goes:
I want to create a platform, where people could learn through contributions to Open Source. The idea is simple: there are people who need help with their OS projects, don’t have the time to tackle all of feature requests, bugs etc. On the other hand, there are people who are entering the tech world and might want to gain some experience and/or learn a specific technlogy. Those two groups could work together. Project authors (actually anyone who is interested in getting a certain bug or feature implemented) could create tasks (e.g. in a form of a GitHub issue) with some extra context, mark the issue with a tag which describes the level of complexity (easy, medium, hard) and commit to answer relevant questions (how to configure your dev env, maybe some questions about the technology), do code reviews etc. Such tasks could be picked up by someone who e.g. is interested in learning a particular technology, but might need some help to get startd.
I think there is a lot of value in this and a lot can be learnt in pairing with more senior people.
What do you think? Would you like to take part (either as an author or as contributor) in such a thing?
Is it a good/fair deal from your point of view? It is a bit like exchanging knowledge/experience for time
If this got you interested, please let me know. We are preparing some initial tasks, which could be already picked up.