What's the best way to find, join projects and contribute on GitHub?

Hello GitHub Community,

I’ve been on a user GitHub and other repos for years, but never really explored the Community. So I guess I’m largely a GitHub ‘Newbie’ in a lot of ways. I’m interested in getting involved in some new projects. I’ve got lots of skills in data and coding and also I’m a Program Manager by trade. What’s the best way to see where my skills could be put to work and help out on some projects? I also don’t know how to “contribute” effectively. Any advice/links to reading would be appreciated.

Hi @fudztown,

Thanks for being part of the GitHub Community Forum! We’re glad you’re here.

A great way to jump into new projects is to search for projects that have the help wanted and good first issue labels. 

Here are a few other things you may want to check out:
GitHub Guides 

How to Contribute to Open Source

Trending Repositories

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