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Discussion on: [On-Demand Talk] There's More to Open Source than Code

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Dennis Tobar • Edited on

Hi Ramón, thanks for your talk :)

Do you that is think effective the label "good for beginners" or "easy-start" to mark some issue or PR to review for newbies? How can we encourage newcomers to start in our projects?

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Ramón Huidobro Author • Edited on

Thank you so much, Dennis!

Absolutely a helpful convention to have! These repos can then be listed at places like Good First Issue:
goodfirstissue.dev/

And even moreso, I'd highly encourage, if possible (and energy allowing!!), to have a "mentorship available" or "mentorship provided" tag for issues, so folks know you're happy to pair with them on those!

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Dennis Tobar • Edited on

Thanks for your answer.

In the past I attend to Wikimedia Hackathon (I'm part of Wikimedia movement, Wikipedia, Wikidata, etc), and my question about newcomers is who says "easy-to-start" issues are really easy to start, because in some cases the easy is create a new button or filtering a list, but both tasks needs a lot of knowledge about Mediawiki (triggers, coding practices and gerrit).

We (developers) have some problem to say what is easy 😅