For a lot of developers the first pull request to an open-source project can be the most intimidating one. It often gets even more intimidating if it is your very first pull request to open source in general. For that reason we decided this year to create the Open Pixel Art project with the aim to teach people how to create their first pull request. Today we are happy to have reached a first big milestone with the project.
Thank you for all your contributions!
In the first 4 weeks of the project over 1000 developers have gotten their pull requests merged into the Open Pixel Art project.
A lot of them did not stop by contributing a pixel to the canvas, they added new functionality that let you rearrange pixels on the canvas.
They added various translations of the contributing guides to make it easier for people to contribute whose primary language is not English.
Whether you contributed a pixel to the canvas, or contributed to the project in another way, we at Twilio really appreciate your contribution and are excited to be part of your journey in the world of open source. Thank you!
Start your Journey into Open Source
If you haven't started your personal journey into open source yet, it's never too late! We want to make sure we accompany you at every step of your journey. For that reason we created a mission in our game TwilioQuest that will help you step-by-step on how you create your first pull request. From signing up to GitHub, to forking and cloning a repository, all the way to submitting your pull request, we'll be there to help you and you will ultimately earn the Flame of Open Source!
All the best on your quest and we can't wait to see what you contribute!
In the meantime, if you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me: