How do you find projects to work on?

I’m just wondering how everybody finds projects they want to contribute to. Do you browse around trending or something in the language you know best and pick a random one? Or do you look for projects of things you actually use? I’ve been looking around for something to work on and I can’t find anything that speaks out to me. My main languages are Java and Javascript.

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Hello @annihilated,

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Greatly appreciated,


This is kinda a tough one. It really depends on what your motivation is. Fame and fortune? Learning? Good karma?

You might review some articles on “side projects”. I found this one interesting.

For myself I am most motivated to work on tools I use - if I stumble into an issue while using the program, I wanna be able to fix it! I have tackled a couple of things because I thought they were technically interesting/challenging, but have struggled with momentum sometimes …

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