# general

Giulia Guizzardi

12/14/2022, 4:30 PM
Thread: How can someone with minimal programming experience contribute to/back to the open source community? Or, to reword, what is the most valuable type of contribution you see missing in Open-Source project that is not directly connected to coding?

Hugo Pinheiro

12/14/2022, 4:31 PM
Docs....everyone needs docs 😄 ( More seriously though technical writing is a good way to contribute to open source )

Ed Silva

12/14/2022, 4:36 PM
Even typo fixes are important. Any issues in documentation should be treated as bugs. And outdated information in documentation is just as bad as a coding error in many cases, as it leads to incorrect usage and degrades the user experience.

Angel Barrera Sanchez

12/15/2022, 11:25 AM
Another exciting thing is contributing with unit test, even if you develop tests that test not-so-relevant functions/methods, it can give you enough context to start contributing with actual code. It a way to get started in a real project.

Joseph Rajewski

12/15/2022, 4:25 PM
Just opening issues helps! If you see a bug, or have feedback about how a feature could be better, or an idea for a new feature, opening an issue/ticket can be helpful!