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On contributing to open source projects

Whenever a new developer shows up in some online thread asking for advice on how to learn to code, the replies always include "find an open source project to help with". The 5th birthday of the Macintosh that I bought to learn to code is any day now, and I've just now worked up the chops and the courage to follow that advice. Here's what I'd say to a younger me.

When people say that, it's usually really intimidating to think about. What project? How do I get involved? What if I suck...